Types of Fraud and Scams

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Scam Alert – Impersonation scams targeting IMB cardholders

Be alert to scammers that contact you unexpectedly, claiming to want to help you with a fraud on your IMB card by attending your home to collect it from you.

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Types of Fraud and Scams


Phishing is when fraudsters trick you into providing personal information such as your passwords or account details, enabling them to gain access to your funds.

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Online Shopping Scams

With online shopping offering so much convenience to the public, it’s also created an ideal channel for scammers to deceive and rip off online shoppers.

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Investment Scams

Investment scams lurk as deceptive pitfalls putting your financial wellbeing at risk.

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Identity Theft

Identity theft is a malicious act where someone wrongfully acquires and users another person information for financial gain or fraudulent activities.

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Malicious software (Malware) and Spyware

Malware refers to any software that intentionally designed to cause harm, such as viruses, ransomware or spyware which damages computer systems and compromise user data.

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Dating and Romance

Dating scammers generally pretend to be a prospective partner by preying on people looking for a romantic companion

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Classified scams are designed to trick online shoppers into believing they’re dealing with a legitimate person when purchasing via classified websites but there is actually a scammer behind the advertisement.

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Flubot Scam

The Flubot is so named as the scammers attempt to place virus or malware onto you mobile phone. Once installed, they can track and steal data.

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Lost phone scam 

Lost phone scam: Someone posing as a relative or friend will text you from a different phone number claiming to have lost their phone and that they need your help

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Remote access scams 

With more people now working from home, the likelihood that you may become the victim of a Remote Access Scam (also known as Technical Support Scam) has dramatically risen.

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