The Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BATT) has warned bank customers that unauthorised text messages are being circulated asking them to release confidential banking information.
BATT says these fraudulent messages are considered “phishing”—a type of identity theft.
In a media release yesterday, BATT told customers that banks would never send unsolicited messages asking for confidential information, such as passwords, pin numbers, access codes, credit card and account numbers.
“BATT also advises that the Banks will never ask customers to validate or restore your account access through text, e-mail or pop-up windows. If you have entered personal information after clicking on a link or suspect fraudulent behaviour, please call your Bank immediately,” it noted.