Staying safe from scams and fraud.
There’s been a rise in phishing activity across the financial services industry in recent times as cybercriminals look for new ways to steal confidential information. To help safeguard your details, we’ve included some tips on how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you’ve been scammed.
How to protect yourself from email and sms phishing.
Don’t share your password, verification code, personal or financial details with anyone. Afterpay Customer Service will never ask you to disclose these things.
For emails, always check that the email is coming from afterpay.com.
Don’t click on links in emails or messages, or open attachments, from people or organisations you don’t know.
Hover your mouse over a link to see the actual link and where it will take you, if the website doesn’t match afterpay.com it could be fake.
Make sure your Afterpay App is the latest version and your account contact information is up to date.
Don’t reuse your Afterpay password with other accounts, such as email or social media. We recommend using unique, long, strong passphrases across your accounts - a password manager is a great way to help you with this.
Look out for grammatical errors and typos - the phishing techniques used by cybercriminals are always improving so some templates are very convincing.
If you think an email, phone call or text message is suspicious, look up the details of the organisation separately and contact them to verify.
What to do if you think you’ve been scammed.
Afterpay Limited is a PCI-DSS Level 1 certified Service Provider organisation.
PCI-DSS is a comprehensive set of requirements created by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council to ensure cardholder data security.
By receiving data directly from our customers, Afterpay Limited acknowledges that this means the organisation has responsibilities for ensuring the secure handling of customer cardholder data for the Afterpay services.
Afterpay Limited does not receive cardholder data from our merchants. Merchants may have PCI-DSS responsibilities that are independent of the Afterpay Merchant Agreement process.
Afterpay Limited is an ISO/IEC 27001 certified organisation. ISO/IEC 27001 is an international standard that requires organisations to establish, implement, maintain and continually improve an information security management system.