• Learn to identify fake emails and fake websites

How to Know Fake EMAILS and Fake WEBSITES?

Fraudsters sometimes set look-a-like bank’s internet banking site to con people into giving away passwords and bank details. The technical word for this is 'phishing'.

For example, they might send you an email that looks like it comes from ONE BANK and it might contain a link to a website that looks like ONE BANK INTERNET BANKING SITE. When you try to log on, they can steal your password. They could also ask you to make a phone call or reply by email with some personal information.

They are good at making their emails and websites look realistic. But you can often spot the fake ones, if you are intuitive enough and cautious:

  • A dodgy looking email or web addresses or an email address doesn’t end with “”
  • An email or website poorly designed and may contain materials full of typos or bad spelling
  • An email or a link in an email may ask you to do something unusual
  • A site doesn't display the padlock symbol in the address bar when you log in
  • A site doesn’t display https:// in the address bar when you log in
  • A site doesn’t show exact internet banking address. Fake sites may look like “” or something similar fakes altering letters which a person may miss apparently due to optical illusion. The exact address is as below:

If in doubt, check with us first. AVOID CLICKING on links in emails. Keep your browser up-to-date.