From time to time we will provide information on security related news items that we feel you should be aware of. These security updates will be presented on this page.
An example of e-crime is a phishing attack which is an online fraud technique that involves sending official-looking email messages with return addresses, links and branding that all appear to come from legitimate banks, retailers, credit card companies, etc. Such emails typically contain a hyperlink to a spoof website and mislead account holders to enter customer names and security details on the pretence that security details must be updated or changed. Once you give them your information it can be used on legitimate sites to take your money.
Imitation of websites is often the first step made by phishers. Once discovered, we will take the necessary steps to resolve this issue.
Advanced fee fraud is the fraudulent practice whereby emails offering large sums of money are sent to thousands of email addresses. Sometimes the money offered is as a result of a lottery for which you have never bought a ticket. Sometimes the money is held in an account overseas but the account owner cannot access it, they promise a percentage of the money in return for your help.
Do not respond to these emails. They are part of a fraud and you will not receive any of the promised money.
We place this warning here because we are aware that the criminals carrying out these frauds do on occasion use the name of OnePath or an OnePath subsidiary as part of this scam.