16 April 2020
With the spotlight firmly on the coronavirus (COVID-19), scammers are looking to capitalise on the increased media attention and public concerns to catch people unaware.
Since first reports of the outbreak, Heritage has seen a rapid increase in the amount of cybercrime using COVID-19 as a means to target individuals and businesses. This includes using COVID-19 related materials on health updates, fake cures, financial packages, emergency benefits and supply shortages as a cover to trick users into clicking on malicious links or sharing their personal information.
When in doubt, do not click on any links contained within an email, text message or a website advert.
Beware of requests for sensitive data such as your PIN, password, or personal details.
As always, if you have concerns about the security of your Heritage account, please contact us immediately on 13 14 22.
More online security tips from Heritage are available here.