ANZ warns of new scam aiming to trick people


ANZ this week urged customers to be wary online as a new scam aiming to trick people into handing over their details was circulating on social media.

ANZ Regional Executive Pacific, Sarah Stubbings, said: “Just one example is a message on Facebook Messenger that appears to be ANZ branded, claiming to contain a link to a promotion to win $4000.”

“This is not legitimate and could result in malicious software being installed which can later steal your banking log in details.

“If you receive this message, do not click on the link. If you are concerned that you may have responded to or acted on a scam compromising your personal details, please contact ANZ immediately. We’re here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” Ms Stubbings said.

ANZ customers can call the ANZ Contact Centre, visit their nearest branch or use BankMail through their ANZ Internet Banking or ANZ Pacific App to securely send and receive messages from ANZ.

“Your digital personal information is just as valuable to a scammer as your money, so always be careful about the information you share online,” Ms Stubbings said.