Smishing is a combination of the words “SMS” and “phishing” – a form of a cyberattack where the victim is tricked into believing that a message was sent from a trusted organization asking the receiver to click on a link to update personal information or provide other information such as login credentials.
Recently, several Banks and their customers have been the target of Smishing scams, particularly since start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The good news is that there are some easy steps you can take to keep your accounts secure.
What to look for?
There are several indicators that help in identifying an email or text messages scams, including:
How to report?
If you have received or clicked on a suspicious email or SMS that claims to be from MeDirect, please contact us on (+356) 2557 4400 or on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep in mind, that if a request seems suspicious, it probably is! Be wary of any unusual requests and trust your initial judgement.
Example of a Smishing scam:
MeDirect Bank (Malta) plc, company registration number C34125, is licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority under the Banking Act (Cap. 371) and the Investment Services Act (Cap. 370). MeDirect Bank (Malta) plc, The Centre, Tigné Point, Sliema, TPO 0001, Malta.