Bank of Maldives BML has advised its customers not to use Internet Banking credentials on external sites or share these details with anyone.
In a statement today, BML said that it has come to the Bank's attention that some customers are using third party websites to confirm transactions.
It said these websites including www.kashavaru.com attempt to use the Bank’s Internet Banking platform to receive third-party transfer confirmations.
BML said customers are initially asked to provide their personal information such as name, contact number, and account number.
It said that once a confirmation code is received, customers are required to enter an Internet Banking username and password.
The Bank advised its customers not to use Internet Banking credentials on external sites or share these details with anyone.
It further advised customers not to use these websites for payment confirmation and said that customers can use their Internet Banking or Mobile App to confirm transactions.
BML said that when customers voluntarily share personal credentials with third parties, this breaches controls that have been established to maintain personal information confidentiality.
BML urged its customers not to share personal banking information with anyone and said that it would continue to monitor such websites and will take the necessary measures to mitigate any risks to its customers.