Our Internet banking service is a safe and convenient way to manage your finances, but you need to take care to guard against Internet fraudsters. It is important that you are aware of potential fraud attempts you may come across on the Internet. In this section we will highlight some of the most prevalent Internet based threats and frauds for your information.
Phishing is a common technique used by fraudsters in an attempt to obtain personal and security information for the purpose of identity theft or financial gain. The fraudsters use email messages that appear to come from legitimate businesses in an attempt to fool you into supplying your personal details. Financial institutions are frequently targeted by these type of attacks.
We will NEVER ask for any security (Code Card, PAC or Registration number(s)) or account details via email. Disclosure of this information can lead to money being fraudulently removed from your bank account. Never click on links inside emails or on other (non aib) websites purporting to link to AIB Internet Banking. This could be a dangerous Spoof website.
Pop-up windows are the small windows or adverts that appear suddenly over or under the window you are currently viewing. Pop-up windows can be validly used by some websites. However, in some cases they can be fraudulently used to obtain personal information from an unsuspecting user.
When downloading files, images and documents from the Internet you should only do so from a website you trust. If you are not careful you could also leave yourself open to the following threats: