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Top 3 tips to protect yourself from bank scams

BDO Unibank advises its customers not to fall for the tricks of scammers, no matter how “urgent” the messages may look and how “legitimate” the scammers may sound.

To foil these scammers, the Bank has three tips for clients to keep their bank accounts secured:

  1. Do not share your username, password, One-Time PIN (OTP), and card details (card number, expiry date, and card verification value or CVV) with anyone.
  2. Do not click links. BDO will NEVER send links via email, SMS, and Viber.
  3. Do not reply to suspicious senders. Visit the BDO website and search for “BDOStopScam” to view all official BDO sender names.

Receiving text messages with words or phrases like “blocked,” “deactivated,” or “account is compromised” immediately catch the attention of bank clients with some even thinking that these could be “legitimate”. There are also clients who get random calls from a person posing as a “bank employee” telling them to reset their account password and provide their OTP to resolve the supposedly blocked, deactivated, or compromised accounts. Clients should always be vigilant against these scammers’ modus operandi.

To learn more tips against scammers, clients may visit the official BDO website at for the most updated advisories. (UnliNews Online)

Manny D. Balbin
Manny D. Balbin
Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, founder and editor-in-chief of UNLINEWS ONLINE and UNLINEWS Digital Newspaper, is a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated college with Philosophy and Political Science courses at the University of Santo Tomas, Legazpi City. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, People's Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before, he simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspapers in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). He is the founder and the former editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, both in weekly newspaper and online news. A former Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.


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