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BDO  Unibank   recognized the best online content creators in the first-ever BDO Blogger Awards.   The BDO Blogger Awards honors bloggers and influencers for sharing  useful  information, insights, and positivity with their followers and viewers.  The awards  honor bloggers’ contributions not only in spreading awareness about the bank’s advocacies,  but also in  initiating important public discussions for a more financially-inclusive industry  through content creation.   The Awards  feature   two segments: the recognition ceremony , which awards the top-performing content creators in terms of the quality of content they published online from 2020 to 2021; and the content creation contest—a thematic activity that challenge s  participants  to come up  with unique and creative ways to talk about various topics.   This year, BDO challenged  participants to  discuss  the bank’s innovative digital solutions , which served as an alternative option for clients to perform their bank transactio

BDO warns against scammers offering help in opening online banking account

AS online scammers remain on the prowl for potential victims, BDO Unibank advises its clients and the banking public in general to follow this simple caution: if you didn't join any contest, you didn't win anything. Don't fall for offers that are too good to be true because they most probably are not true.




 

Scammers are calling accountholders informing them about a prize they allegedly won and encouraging them to open an Online Banking account to redeem it. These scammers will be offering their help and asking the victim to activate it using a code they will be providing.

 

However, the Bank bared that this supposed offer to  "help" or "assist" accountholders in opening an online banking account is just a modus by scammers to get direct access to their would-be victims' bank account. 

 

BDO warns clients that if they have an online banking account, scammers may try to take over their account through email or phone scam by offering higher daily transfer limit, stronger account security, or other enticements.

 

"They will trick you into allowing a third-party account to be enrolled to your Online Banking account through ATM activation," the Bank said.

 

Once this is done, BDO explained that scammers will be able to fully take over the victims' account and steal their money.

 

"Don't instantly fall for promising rewards or other enticements that will lead you to share your account details to others," the Bank stressed. "BDO will never ask you to activate your Online Banking account via ATM to claim rewards or upgrade your account/ATM. Also, do not let others assist you in opening an online banking account or activate it via ATM.”

 

ATM activation is required only when account holders initiate the Online Banking or third-party account enrollment themselves,” the Bank added.

 

BDO encourages clients to report suspicious incidents to ReportPhish@bdo.com.ph or get in touch with its representatives by logging in Messenger and looking for BDO Customer Care with the blue verified checkmark from Facebook. Clients may also call its hotline at 8631-8000 or email at BDO at customercare@bdo.com.ph. #BDOAntiScam 

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