Community & Business

26 March, 2022

Bank warns customers of scams

BENDIGO Bank has moved to warn its customers after people living in the Ravenshoe area reported receiving emails, phone calls or text message scams regarding their banking.

“This can be very scary and very expensive,” Bendigo Bank Ravenshoe branch manager Luci Richards said. 

“Bendigo Bank will never send you a link to a website or our online banking, so if you get an email asking you to follow a link it is not from us and you should report it straight away. 

“If Bendigo Bank finds that a scammer has attacked your account, Bendigo will call or text you advising you to call the phone number on the back of your card to sort it out. 

“If you have any doubts at all, you can ring or visit our local branch where the team will be happy to help you and make sure your account with us is safe.”

A few more tips to keep scammers at bay: 

  • Keep your computer up to date by installing the latest security software and “patches” for your operating system 

  • Ensure you have installed anti-virus/spyware software installed along with a firewall – and keep them up to date 

  • Make sure you have a current backup of your important personal information/files 

  • Delete spam emails and do not open email attachments or click on links in emails from strangers 

  • Do not respond to an unsolicited email asking you for personal information or financial details 

  • Be aware of email, internet and telephone hoaxes and scams – if something appears too good to be true, it almost certainly is 

  • If possible avoid using shared computers, such as those at internet cafes, hotels and airports.


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