2 February 2023
Fake websites impersonating Heritage Online (internet banking) are currently doing the rounds.
Our Fraud team works around the clock to ensure these threats are managed quickly as soon as they are identified, but it’s a timely reminder about banking online safely.
Scammers often use copies of an organisation’s branding to appear legitimate. These scammers take advantage of people by impersonating organisations, including Heritage Bank, through online ads, social media, text messages, emails and calls.
We recently identified some phishing websites posing as Heritage that looked quite convincing as you’ll see below.
The scam websites use different URLs, that may include “LINK=” or “#open-modal” in the address. They may also ask for one-time passwords or card details during the login process.
Those who unsuspectingly click on these fakes links and share information may later discover their account has been accessed by unauthorised persons, money has been stolen, or malware has been downloaded onto their device.
While Heritage may send information, or confirm receipt of items, by email, we will NEVER send requests for you to share personal security details such as your PIN, CCV number, internet banking passwords or credit card details. Heritage emails may contain links, however these will never lead you to a website that requires you to input personal details.
If you suspect that you've fallen victim to a scam or if any unusual activity has occurred on your accounts, including while using Heritage Online or your Mobile Banking App, contact us immediately on 13 14 22. Our team is available 24/7 and will work quickly to protect your account.
For non-urgent scam reports you can send an email to our Fraud Team at email@example.com with details of what has happened. You can also read more about the latest types of scams in Australia in our article Current Scams in Australia.