The Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BATT) has become aware of a message circulating on WhatsApp and social media asking persons to update their LINXcard via an online link- http://linxcardservices.wixsite.com/update, within a certain timeframe.
BATT wishes to advise the public that this is a FALSE request.
InfoLink Services Ltd has advised BATT that this information is not related to its operations and is asking persons to desist from responding to this message. InfoLink also advises that the website is fraudulent and it’s being used to gather your personal LINX debit card information (phishing) to clone your card and steal your identity.
Members of the public who have already responded to the request and provided any personal information, are kindly asked to contact their commercial Bank immediately.
BATT is further advising customers not to disclose any personal information regarding any financial matter to any illegitimate websites, and to contact their respective banks if information like this surfaces.
Citizens are reminded to be cautious of fraudulent activities during the Carnival season, such as phishing – the practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies, in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.
BATT re-assures its customers that its members are committed to the continuous monitoring, protection and enhancement with cutting edge technology to safeguard all of its channels to protect its customers’ assets.