A scammer pretending to be from your bank or a known company informs you that they are giving away rewards like vouchers, discounts, account upgrades, waived fees, and the like. To claim the vouchers, you may be instructed to click on a link or button. Clicking the link or button leads to a fake website that will ask you for your personal info and/or bank and credit card details. Some scammers might just directly ask for your personal and/or bank details over a call or an SMS.
When you receive compelling offers from companies that may seem too-good-to-be-true, verify the offer by calling their official hotlines.
Security information like Password, Passcode, One-Time Password (OTP), Personal Identification Number (PIN), and Card Verification Value (CVV), the 3-digit code found at the back of your card, should not be required to claim a reward or offer. Do not share them with anyone.
Report the incident. Forward the phishing email, caller details, or SMS to your bank or the represented company.
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Adapted from “Claim Your Voucher Scam”
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