24 February 2020
Heritage Bank is encouraging people to remain vigilant and take simple security precautions to avoid becoming the victim of cyber criminals.
In recent years there’s been an explosion in the amount of time people spend online thanks to social media, online shopping and more. However, with this comes the risk of cyber crime like online fraud and scams.
CEO Peter Lock said “Cyber criminals target you anytime, anywhere, anyhow, and they don’t discriminate – all individuals, businesses, and organisations are at risk.
“The safety and security of our customers’ information is really important to us. That’s why we want to remind everyone of the importance taking precautions online and protecting their personal information.”
Heritage Bank offered some of its top tips to stay safe online:
If you are ever concerned about the security of your account or suspicious about the legitimacy of any communication you receive, contact Heritage Bank as soon as possible.
More fraud and online security tips are available on Heritage Bank’s website here.
For more details about reporting and identifying scams and fraud, visit SCAMWATCH, Stay Smart Online and Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network websites.