Dear Valued Customer,
We wish to inform you of current suspicious phishing email attempts whereby hackers are using the Income Tax Return window to lure customers into disclosing sensitive information.
How does it happen?
Cybercriminals send random emails to customers claiming income tax refund has been approved and the amount will be credited to their account.
Subsequently, they either request for bank account details or intentionally provide wrong account information and eventually request customers to update their bank account details by clicking on a URL.
These emails can call for an immediate response with threats that refund might be delayed if prompt actions are not taken.
The actual intent of such emails is to drive recipients towards fake websites where they are deceived into downloading malicious files or entering personal and financial information.
We invite our customers and the public in general to exercise utmost caution while attending emails requesting for sensitive data.
SBM will never ask customers to share account information over emails.
Always access our Internet Banking service through our website.
For more information, kindly contact our customer service on 202 1256 / 207 0111.
SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd