Recently a number of failed attempts have been unveiled where fraudsters are emailing account holders of various banks and requesting confidential information such as ATM or credit card pin codes, internet banking passwords etc. Such emails are commonly known as Phishing Scams.
Phishing scams are now a part of everyday life. These usually occur when you receive an email that claims to be from a legitimate business that you have a relationship with, like your bank, credit card company or internet service provider. Posing as the institute the sender would request you to share confidential information.
They might even include images and logos from the financial institution, or a link provided in the email may look like it goes to the financial institutions website while the victim is actually sent to a very different site altogether.
The best way to avoid becoming a phishing scam victim is to use your best judgment.
UBL seems to be on the target list as it is sending emails to its customers to protect themselves from phishing and other scams.
Following is the summary from UBL:
- United Bank Limited only has one website www.ubldirect.com and uses no other domain or web address.
- Never send an email or reply to any address other than email@example.com
- Never to provide your login credentials or pin information on any email or link. These details are only known to you and UBL will never ask you for such confidential information.
If you believe that someone is trying to commit fraud by pretending to be a UBL business, employee or agent contact immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 111-825-888.