Latest threats

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Criminals are always thinking of new ways to defraud unsuspecting people. This page helps you stay on top of the latest developments - allowing you to spot the latest threats as they happen.

Don't become a fraud victim. Visit MillerSmiles for more information about recent phishing scams.

Recently there has been a considerable increase in the proliferation of fake anti-virus software, also known as scareware. Commonly seen as adverts when browsing online, these falsely warn users that their computer’s security has been compromised and offer a downloadable ‘solution’ to clean up their infected computer.

Unfortunately, not only are users parting with their cash to pay for these fake products, the downloaded software often contains trojans and other malware to steal personal information.

Remember

Protect yourself using anti-virus software from a reputable company. Leading providers include Trend, Kaspersky, Panda, Norton and McAffee.

See here for more advice on staying safe online.

Phishing is a common scam involving emails and fake websites designed to trick people into disclosing sensitive information. Don’t become a fraud victim. Visit MillerSmiles for more information about recent phishing scams.

Remember

We never send emails asking customers to verify, confirm or update their online banking details.

We never ask customers to enter their full PIN and password when logging into Online banking - you will only ever be asked for random portions of your security details.

We never ask customers for additional information, such as account number, card number or address, when logging into Online banking.

Protect yourself by downloading Rapport, the free security software from the financial security experts at Trusteer.

Report any suspected fraud to your bank immediately.

Trojans are harmful programs that steal personal information. They can be installed from scam emails or infected websites. The user may not even know that they are infected.

When a customer attempts to log in to online banking, some Trojans can introduce fake additional pages whilst others will redirect the user to a spoofed website. See here for more on trojans and other malware.

Remember

We never ask customers to enter their full PIN and password at log in - you will only ever be asked for certain digits of your security details.

We never ask customers to use their Card-Reader when they log in to Online banking.

Protect yourself by downloading Rapport, the free security software from the financial security experts at Trusteer.

Report any suspected fraud to your bank immediately.