In this section, you will find useful advice for students about keeping your bank account details secure.
How to keep your bank account details safe and secure
- Never share your bank details with anyone you are not sure about
- Always log out of internet banking properly (on a personal, mobile or public device).
- When entering bank account details online (e.g. while shopping), make sure the start of your webpage URL begins with 'https://' rather than 'http://' to indicate that it's a secure page. Some browsers also have a padlock icon beside the URL (Google Chrome) or an icon saying 'Secure' (Internet Explorer).
- Be aware of how your bank will communicate with you and do not respond to emails (a.k.a. 'phishing' emails) that ask you to enter account details.
- If anything seems too good to be true, it probably is! Be cautious of any email that is requesting sums of money to be transferred or asking for your personal bank details to transfer money for somebody else. This is money laundering and it is ILLEGAL!
What to do if you are worried about the security of your bank account
If you think your account details have been compromised in any way, contact your bank immediately.
If you are concerned about the safety of your bank account details, especially if you think their safety might have been compromised or have any questions about money laundering, contact the Advice Place.