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Your bank will never unexpectedly contact you and request the following:

Share your password, PIN, customer number, or one-time password during an unexpected call
Disclose any personal or account details
Transfer, withdraw, or deposit your funds to a third party
Click a link to grant access to your computer
Send a courier or staff to pick up money, cards, or details from you
If you’re contacted unexpectedly and asked for any of the above, rather call directly or visit your local branch to confirm the request is legitimate.

Always protect yourself

Scammers don’t discriminate.

Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and anybody can be targeted. We have a dedicated team looking for suspicious transactions and activity across your accounts, but it’s important to remain vigilant and keep your personal information secure.

Get in touch if:

  • Anyone from your bank unexpectedly contacts you via phone, SMS, email, or social media and requests your personal details, PIN, passcode, password, or one-time password
  • You suspect your access codes or PIN have become known by someone else
  • You see any unauthorised transactions on your account/s
  • You’re concerned that you’ve become a victim of a scam or fraud
  • Your card, phone, passbook or cheque book is lost or stolen
  • You have moved and need to update your details
  • You’re being blackmailed with threats of sharing your personal information or images. Don’t make any payments or meet their demands. Keep evidence of the conversation and immediately report this incident.

For more information on identifying scams, see The Little Black Book of Scams provided by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission.

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Tips to protect your money and identity

You can take the following steps if your personal information has been compromised:

  • Contact us as soon as possible so that we can add additional control measures to your accounts
  • Change the password for your online banking and social media accounts
  • Report the matter to the Australian Cyber Security Centre at
  • Continue to monitor your accounts for any suspicious activity or notifications
  • Replace any stolen ID documents. Visit ID Support NSW for help with updating government issued IDs such as licence, Medicare card or passport
  • Get in touch with the data leak source if it’s a business provider for more information about other actions to take.

As an increased security measure, please be aware our staff may ask some questions about the purpose of a transaction to ensure the enquiry is not the result of scam activity.

  • Ensure that you have the latest anti-virus protection software on your computer and update your operating system software on your phone when prompted
  • Limit the amount of personal information on your phone and online social media profiles, that could be used to steal your identity
  • Never access the app or online banking from a link in an email or SMS
  • We recommend to only use trusted Wi-Fi networks where you know the connection is secure, such as at home or possibly your workplace. Public Wi-Fi networks aren't always secure so it is best to use mobile data instead.
  • Keep all receipts and transaction records and check the details on your statements
  • Use secure payment methods when making a purchase online
  • Be aware of fake sellers. Check the logo, business name and URL address
  • Check and make sure it is a reputable site by looking for the padlock symbol and ‘https’ at the start of the web address (not http) or using a reputable website checker tool.

Keep your codes (PIN, passcodes and passwords) safe.

  • Use a passcode and/or biometrics (registered only to you) to protect access to your phone
  • Don’t tell anyone your codes, including friends, family, or someone claiming to be from Greater Bank
  • Don’t write down or store your codes on your card, phone or anything that could be lost or stolen
  • If you do need to record a reminder, make efforts to disguise it. Never give your card or phone used to access banking apps to anyone
  • Cover your PIN when you enter it at an ATM or when accessing online banking or the app
  • Choose your own codes and don’t use anything easily guessed such as your birthday, name or phone number, or numbers that form a recognisable pattern
  • Check ATMs for any obvious signs of tampering

It’s important to know you are responsible for losses from unauthorised transactions if you don’t protect your PIN and access codes.

Despite any guidance we provide, our liability for any losses incurred by you resulting from unauthorised transactions will be determined by the ePayments Code.

For security reasons, our staff may ask you a series of questions when you request large cash withdrawals or changes to transfer limits to protect you against financial scams.

We may also ask you to provide ID to verify your identity and help keep your accounts safe.

Always exercise caution when using your card or cheques:

  • Sign your card as soon as you receive it, and cut up any old card into pieces before disposing of it
  • Don’t let your card out of your sight when making a purchase
  • Cheques should be treated like cash and kept secure when not in use
  • Never pre-sign cheques or withdrawal forms.

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