Online Banking Safety tips

The introduction of a Cashless policy into the Nigerian society has brought about newer, more stable and generally acceptable products and services into the Nigeria banking industry, among this is a stable Online Banking Platform.

Online Banking allows individuals and corporate organisation to perform banking activities at home, via the internet. Online banking enable customers to perform all routine transactions(depending on your bank), such as account transfers, balance inquiries, bill payments, and stop-payment requests. With your online banking, account information can be accessed anytime, day or night, and can be done from anywhere.

Despite the advantages of online banking, there are some risk brought about by this banking platform. Find below some Online Banking safety tips by Abdulazeez Idiaro, you can follow to protect yourself:

  • Don’t disclose your password to anyone. Your bank will never ask you to divulge your password or other personal information
  • Always install and regularly update an anti-virus software. In addition to being protected by using up-to-date antivirus software you should also regularly use software to remove Spyware from you computer, as these programs record information about your Internet use and transmit it without your permission
  • Always log off Online Banking session properly when you’ve finished using it
  • Beware of websites offering free software or applications – don’t download software unless you are sure the site is genuine and the application is not harmful
  • Look for actual phone numbers or physical addresses for the company on the site if you’re unsure whether a website is genuine or reputable
  • Be careful about using other computers – only access Online Banking on computers you know have up-to-date security software.

To get extensive safety tips about Online Banking, ATM security tips, Online Shopping, POS, Running a secured online merchant store among others, get a copy of the upcoming book by Abdulazeez Idiaro: Safeguarding yourself and business from fraud in a cashless societyyou can pre-register for launch date news at:

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