Tips for safe banking
Aruba Bank Security Tips – Be careful when providing personal information
Please be careful when you receive unsolicited e-mails, referrals to websites or web pages which look like it comes from Aruba Bank (or a trusted organization) and ask you to provide your personal, financial or account information. There are many types of e-mail fraud; you may be asked to supply these information by replying to the email, fill out a separate form attached to the e-mail or by visiting a phony website using a link in the e-mail message. The above are the most common type’s of online fraud and are called phishing and spoofing. The online criminals are using these tools to steal your personal, financial or account information. At Aruba Bank keeping your financial and personal information secure and confidential is one of our most important responsibilities. We value the trust you have placed in us and will always work towards handling your information with care. Therefore we will never ask you to submit or verify any confidential personal information in response to an e-mail.
If you receive any suspicious e-mail, referral to an unknown website or a pop-up window that inform that it is from Aruba Bank N.V. and/or ask for personal information, please report this to us immediately. Forward or e-mail the information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips how to protect yourself from internet fraud
- Install an anti –spyware, anti –virus, and a personal firewall on your computer;
- Never provide personal information unless you have established the contact and have confirmed the business or person’s identity;
- Do not respond to unfamiliar websites, web pages or e-mails that request personal information;
- Do not enter information in an “pop –up” ad window (small advertisements which “pops-up” in a separate browser window on your screen);
- Take good notice of the URL that appears when opening a link or an e-mail sent by Aruba Bank. The link will always start with the URL: http://www.arubabank.com/ and our page-link always appears on the left bottom of the page;
- Shred documents containing sensitive information before you throw them away;
- Do not give personal information via the telephone;
- Report any suspicious attempt you experience by sending an e-mail to: email@example.com
We strongly recommend you to follow/apply these simple tips to secure your information and reduce the risk of being a victim of the online fraud.
Tips how to protect yourself from Telephone Credit Card Scams
- Do not give strangers calling on the phone any personal information or account details (such as the 3-digit CVV2/CVC2, the 'Card Validation Code 2' that appears on your credit card's signature panel)
- If someone calls you to notify you of fraud with your credit card, insist on calling Aruba Bank back or call the VISA Emergency line directly
- Do not give personal or account information to anyone but an Aruba Bank employee at our Credit Card Department
- Immediately report suspicious calls to our Credit Card Department (+297 527 7830), send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and contact the police
- Check the transactions on your credit card statements carefully to determine if there are any unauthorized charges or activities
How to Protect Yourself while Shopping on the Internet
- Do not reply to unsolicited and otherwise suspicious e-mail or 'e-mail-spam' messages that pretend to come from legitimate sources, such as MasterCard or Visa
- Guard your personal information; never provide information that you feel uncomfortable giving
- Never give anyone the password for your Internet service provider or online bank account
- Keep records: print all information about your online transactions and keep it in a safe place
- Make sure that merchants that you are dealing with take proper security measures.
(Look for an unbroken key or closed lock at the bottom of the browser window: this indicates a secure website; if you cannot determine this, do not send your payment information over the Internet)
Make sure you are doing business with a reputable Internet merchant by checking for this information:
- Detailed information about the offer, including the delivery date, terms of warranty, and cancellation policies
- The company's physical address and phone number
- Information about how the merchant protects your financial information
Protect yourself while shopping on the internet with MasterCard SecureCode™ and Verified by Visa™.
- Online security services to guard you against unauthorized use of your credit card while shopping online
- Once enrolled in the service, you have added confidence knowing that MasterCard SecureCode™ and Verified by Visa™ performs an extra authentication step to protect your account from unauthorized users online.
Important instruction notes for Aruba Bank cardholders
Zip/Postal Code: insert 5 times (0) for Visa and MasterCard
Primary Cardholder’s SSN (Social Security Number) : insert 9 times zero (0) for MasterCard and 4 times zero (0) for Visa.