Monday, March 19, 2012

Fraud Awareness Week begins

As part of the Fraud Awareness Week, the New Zealand Bankers' Association offers the following advice for customers to help by:

  • not giving PIN numbers or internet banking usernames or passwords to anyone.
  • keeping anti-virus and firewall software up to date.
  • logging on to internet banking by typing in the bank's full web address and not using links that appear to take them to the bank's website.
  • checking they have a secure connection, which is shown by a padlock symbol somewhere on the page, and that the website address starts with "https://".
  • not using public computers in internet cafes, libraries or hotels for internet banking.
  • only providing information such as their date of birth, address, driver's licence number and passport details to trusted people and organisations. 
The rest of the article can be read on Stuff here.