The Bank of Maldives has enabled email alerts for all failed login attempts on the Internet or Mobile Banking.

It said that an additional email alert will also be sent if the Internet or Mobile Banking is disabled following three consecutive failed login attempts.

BML said that these notifications have been enabled to ensure customers are aware of any attempts to log in to their Internet or Mobile Banking and will be sent to registered email addresses.

It said that if any unusual login activity is noticed, customers are advised to change passwords immediately under Settings.

The Bank said that Internet and Mobile Banking usernames and Passwords must not be shared with anyone and advised customers to change passwords regularly and to ensure strong passwords are always used.

It said that the Bank has taken several steps to protect customers from scams and that this includes enabling One Time Password (OTP) for all Scan to Pay payments.

The Bank also introduced authenticator apps to generate OTPs, disabling email as a default OTP channel, and began sending login alerts as well as push notifications for all Internet and Mobile Banking transactions.