Union Bank of India (UK) Limited is warning consumers, businesses, and financial institutions to be aware of fraudulent emails allegedly from, Union Bank of (UK) Limited.
These types of fraudulent emails may request that recipients to transfer funds or pay monies due to Union Bank of India (UK) to bogus Union Bank of India (UK) Limited accounts.
It may also ask you verify computer logon credentials, update personal information, or activate new online security features. The fraudulent emails may include a link that directs the recipient to a fraudulent or "spoofed" website that looks similar to the subject institution's legitimate website. Once there, users may be prompted to provide information about online banking credentials or other personal and confidential information that could be used to gain unauthorized access to online banking services or perpetrate identity theft.
Consumers, businesses, and financial institutions should be wary of unsolicited emails purportedly from Union Bank of India (UK) Limited and take the following precautions:
- Union Bank India (UK) Limited will always encrypt emails sent to you. Do not open unsolicited or unexpected email attachments because of the risk of malicious code or software. As a precaution, call the Union Bank of India (UK) Limited using an appropriate telephone number, such as one from an account statement, to validate the email and any attached file before opening any attachment or transferring any funds.
- Do not follow web links in unsolicited emails from apparent Union Bank of India (UK) Limited. Instead, use web browser bookmarks or type the bank’s web address into the browser address bar when accessing your bank's website or online banking services.
- Always use anti-virus software and ensure the computer operating system and common software applications are up-to-date with security patches installed.
- Be aware that phishing emails frequently use new and innovative ways to trick recipients into providing logon credentials and confidential information or into unleashing malicious code.