Hoax email

Important security advice for internet banking customers

You may have heard about email scams targeting internet banking customers of other banks. Scam emails that appear to be from the bank either:

  • Request confirmation of your internet banking customer ID and access code, or
  • Direct you to an authentic looking, but fake website where a virus is secretly loaded onto your computer that records your keystrokes.

Most scam emails include false statements intended to create the impression that there is an immediate threat or risk to your account. In other cases the emails have promised a prize or other special benefit or tell you to install software from the email that checks and removes viruses.

If you have gone to our website and logged into Internet Banking, we may send you emails via the secure email functionality about transactions on your account. However, even when using the secure email functionality, we will never ask you for your account access code.

 

Hoax email

We have put together some examples of hoax e-mails and scams that have affected Australian residents.

Please make yourself familiar with these types of fraud, and remember, if you ever see anything like this, please call us immediately on 13 15 63, and whatever you do, do not respond or act on their instructions.

 

Hoax email