Do not follow URL links from un-trusted sources
or emails such as spam emails to avoid being
re-directed to malicious websites by malicious
links looking seemingly legitimate.
Do not visit suspicious websites or follow
the links provided in those websites.
Do not follow links to log on banking or
financial organisations from search engines
Open email attachment with extreme care.
Always check the attachment's extension. Never
open attachment with "pif", "exe",
"bat", ".vbs" extension.
Type the URL manually or follow the bookmarks
you have made previously when visit websites.
Avoid conducting online banking or financial
enquiries/transactions from a public terminal
or unsecured terminals such as those terminals
in cafe shops or in libraries. Hacking or
Trojan programs may be installed to these
Do not open other Internet browser sessions
and access other websites while you are performing
online financial transactions/enquiry through
the Internet. Remember to print or keep the
copy of transaction record or confirmation
notice for checking.
Always be wary when giving off sensitive
personal or account information. Banks and
financial institutions seldom ask for your
personal or account information through email.
Consult the relevant organisation if in doubt.
Always ensure that your computer is applied
with the latest security patches and virus
signature to reduce the chance of being affected
by fraudulent emails or websites riding on
software vulnerabilities. This also helps
to protect your computer from other security
or virus attacks.
Consider using desktop spam-filtering products
to help detecting and blocking fraudulent
emails but beware of false alarms. Recommend
to learn the technical abilities that are
essential for deploying these products in
an effective manner.