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Be Online Smart

Stay Safe

BankSA supports Stay Smart Online, an Australian Government initiative, to help keep your online shopping safe and secure this festive season

Shop smart

There are many advantages to shopping online, especially when it comes to buying presents!

Use the following to ensure safe online shopping this festive season:

Don’t fall for scams

Scam emails (also known as ‘phishing’) seek to trick people into giving out personal and banking details. Fraudsters are using increasingly sophisticated ‘phishing’ methods to dupe customers.

Some ways to spot a scam:

  • Does it instruct you to click on a link, open an attachment or call a number?
  • Does it ask for account or personal information, or for you to confirm internet banking security?
  • Does the email have poor spelling, grammar and punctuation?

Check out our internet security checklist and latest scams received by BankSA customers to help you keep one step ahead of the scammers.

Protect yourself from malicious threats

A trojan is malicious software installed onto a computer that can extract personal and financial information, often without you knowing.

It's essential to protect yourself against such threats by:

  • Using BankSA Security Tools to conduct regular system and virus scans and  ensuring they're all up to date
  • Installing security software and setting it to scan regularly. As a valued BankSA Internet Banking customer you can download 6 months free online protection from McAfee for up to 5 devices.

Mobile smart

Security for your phone is just as important as security for your PC. Our Mobile Banking security tips outline several things you can do (as well as avoid) to ensure hassle free transactions using your mobile phone. For added security:

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