Current Security Alerts
At Allied Irish Bank (GB) we take security seriously. We aim to protect you against the threats associated with internet fraud. Here, you will find details of specific current security threats to our online banking customers and alerts that you should be aware of.
Allied Irish Bank (GB) phone scams
Allied Irish Bank (GB) have been notified of a Phone Scam currently targeting our customers. Reports received to the Bank indicate that:
- Fraudsters purporting to be from Allied Irish Bank (GB) have been targeting customers asking them to make test payments from their account.
- Callers claim that they are calling on behalf of Allied Irish Bank (GB) and can fake the caller identification to make it look as if the call is from a legitimate source.
Allied Irish Bank (GB) reminds customers to be vigilant and aware of such calls - they are not genuine.
- Allied Irish Bank (GB) never requests you to make payments from your account to any account.
- Allied Irish Bank (GB) never requests you to provide your security details.
- If you suspect that a call may be fraudulent, or are unsure about the source of a call please hang up and call Allied Irish Bank (GB).
TV Licensing Scam
Fraudsters have been issuing fake emails purporting to be from TV Licensing. The mail advises the victim that their Direct Debit has been cancelled and that the TV License cannot be automatically renewed. The victim is then requested to click on a link which directs them to a fake website where they enter their bank account details and other personal information. The victim will then receive a call from someone claiming to be from their bank and request that they provide their online registration and PAC. With this they will attempt to move funds out of the victim’s account.
Do not click on any link that has been provided in the email, and should you receive a call from anyone claiming to be from the Bank, we will never ask for your full PAC details to verify your identity.
TalkTalk/BT vhishing scams
We have seen an increase in telephone vhishing scams, with fraudsters claiming to be from telecoms providers, such as TalkTalk, BT and others, offering a refund. If you receive a call like this, hang up and call the provider back on a number you can verify using a different phone to the one you were called on. Do not give the caller remote access to your PC, and do not log into your Online Banking if instructed to do so by the caller. Never reveal your bank account details, PIN, the full 5 digits of your Personal Access Code (PAC) or codes from your code card / card reader over the phone. Fraudsters may ask for codes from your code card or card reader to transfer money to a safe account; do not comply.
If you feel you have been affected by this type of fraud or any other scam, call Us on 028 9034 6034 (8:30am to 17:00pm Mon to Fri) or email us at email@example.com.