Fake bank websites look almost identical to banks’ official websites. These websites often have a pop-up window for entering login details, but banks’ official websites do not use pop-up windows. These websites usually have:
- a poor design: be careful of websites that are poorly designed or show spelling and grammar mistakes;
- pop-up windows: these are often used to collect sensitive information. Do not click on them or enter personal information.
- urgent messages: you will not find urgent messages on your bank’s actual website;
What should you do?
Never click on links in emails that purportedly lead to the bank's website.
Always connect manually or use an existing link from a bookmarked website
Use a browser that allows you to block pop-up windows.
If your bank really needs to bring something important to your attention, it will notify you when you access your Internet banking app.
If you have any doubts, call your bank.