One of the most prevalent types of online fraud being used today is called Phishing. Phishing is described as the act of sending an e-mail to a user falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft. The e-mail directs the user to visit a website where they are asked to disclose or update personal or financial information, such as passwords or credit card number, social security, and bank account numbers that the legitimate organization already has. The website, however, is bogus and is set up solely to gain access to and steal the user’s personal information. The Belize Bank Limited firmly believes that the protection of its clients from online fraud, while in part the responsibility of the online user, is to a certain extent dependent on the tools provided by Belize Bank Online to assist its clients in protecting themselves against online fraud.
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How to know you’re on Belize Bank Online
Before providing personal information to any website ensure you are visiting the correct website.
Protect yourself by ensuring you are visiting the correct Online Banking website. Ensure always that the website address says //online.belizebank.com. If you are unsure of a website head over to www.belizebank.com and access the Online Banking Login page from there.
For convenience save the bookmark to always use to access our website. Never use links received through emails except for ones you initiated yourself e.g. you by resetting your password. Be cautious of emails pretending to be from your Bank asking you to click on links.
Belize Bank Limited Online uses a security certificate to protect the information between you and the Bank. This is indicated by the ‘s’ in https. The security certificate is represented by a padlock icon found at the bottom right corner (or left corner) or on the address bar of the web browser. While implemented differently on each browser the user should be able to access the certificate by left-clicking or double-clicking on this padlock icon.
Do not respond to unexpected websites or unsolicited emails that request personal information. If in doubt, contact the trusted company directly. Please follow Safe Computing Practices to help protect your information.