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PLDT, Smart warn against fake bank, e-wallet advisories

  1. Be vigilant about unsolicited communication. Do not trust unexpected emails, SMS, or calls requesting for personal information or login details like OTPs (one-time passwords). Banks or legitimate organizations never ask for these details over these channels.
  2. Double-check the source. Scammers often use email addresses or URLs similar with the bank’s official communication channels. Watch out for misspelled words or slight variations.
  3. Never share personal information. When in doubt, do not reveal personal information or other financial details. 
  4. Use strong, unique passwords for each account. Make sure that passwords are at least 14 characters long and combinations of small and capital letters, numbers, and special characters.
  5. Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) to create another layer of protection. It also notifies users of unauthorized attempts to open their account.
  6. Regularly update software. This ensures that operating systems, web browsers and other applications are running the latest security patches against vulnerabilities.
  7. Report suspicious activities. Reporting helps your organization develop an appropriate response to the threat and alerts the community, as well.