BDO warns against phishing scams

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 26 2018 06:34 PM

MANILA - BDO Unibank on Thursday warned against phishing scams that lure clients to disclose banking IDs, passwords and other information, amid reports of new email scams.

The scam emails contain links, that when clicked, lead clients to a bogus web banking page requesting for personal and financial information, BDO said in a statement. 

"We urge our clients and the public to be vigilant when banking online to prevent their critical information or their funds from being compromised,” said Tomas Victor Mendoza, senior vice president for BDO Transaction Banking Group. 

"To protect the clients against these email scams, we advise them to be alert to any type of communication that solicits information about their account," he added.

Mendoza advised BDO clients not to respond to emails asking for confidential information. 

Clients can report suspicious emails and phishing attempts to ReportPhishing@bdo.com.ph. 

An internet security firm estimated this year's global losses due to email fraud to reach $9 billion.