We don’t want you to be deceived
Fraudsters may trick you into thinking that you’re transacting using a genuine Security Bank Online (SBOL) website. Known as website spoofing, it occurs when cybercriminals intentionally copies the look of a legitimate website with the intention of scamming users.
You need to look out for TWO identifiers.
1. Verify if the URL is correct. The address must always start with https://securitybankonline.securitybank.com.
Be wary of any variations as fraudsters may use similar wording or change a single letter so be careful.
Take note: At times, a fraudulent URL will have a correct display of the SBOL URL on messages. However, when you hover over the link, it shows a different address. It’s difficult to tell the difference so NEVER click on any links on emails. Log on to SBOL with your normal log-in process.
2. Check if you see a padlock icon.
If one of the two is missing, then the website is clearly fraudulent. Do not proceed with inputting your details and immediately report the link to Security Bank.
Here’s a side-by-side comparison of a genuine and fake website.
Notice that the URL is incorrect even though, at first look, the website looks legitimate. It even has a padlock icon.
Security Bank Mobile App
General rule: Only download mobile apps from legitimate sources. To download our mobile app, do so directly via the Google Play Store, App Store, and Huawei App Gallery. Download here https://www.securitybank.com/online-banking/mobile-app/
Check out these samples of recent phishing messages related to SBOL. https://www.securitybank.com/fraud-awareness/latest-scams/
We will never require an OTP during log-in. Our SBOL notifications do not contain clickable links that redirect to a website.
If you receive an email to verify a transaction, do not click the link. Log on directly to the Security Bank Online web or mobile app without clicking any links. If you receive an OTP SMS from SBOL that you did not request, log on directly to Security Bank Online web or mobile app and change your password.
Report any encountered fraud activities
Security Bank Fraud Hotline
Your bank account is your responsibility. It should be as important as your personal belongings such as keys, wallets, and mobile phone.
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