Staying Safe Online
Important information about online security
How we protects your data
Beware of Phishing
Phishing emails are a common tactic used by fraudsters, used to obtain personal information by posing as a trusted company. Never open any attachments or click on any links in any emails that are suspicious, or respond to them. Watch out for scammers using similarly named email domains to appear as if the communication is from an official source. Whilst not always the case, such emails often contain spelling mistakes or improper formatting which can be an indication that something is not right.
Voice phishing and number spoofing is another method used to convince victims to disclose sensitive data so always confirm the authenticity, even it is from a number you recognise.
When browsing online, check that the website has https:// and the secure padlock icon in the URL bar. Beware of website spoofing, where a legitimate website is cloned and used to collect customer information, often sent via phishing emails or browser pop up windows.
Only use secure internet connections and not public WIfi, as such networks are more open to hacking. If you use a shared computer, never save login information and clear the cache and cookies after each session.
Viruses & Malware
Malicious malware and viruses can send information from your device or change transaction details in an attempt to steal your identity or funds.Don’t download files or programs from unknown sources.
Set up anti-malware software on any devices that you may use and frequently update them. You should also ensure that you have the latest OS updates on your device.
Don’t disclose your data!
Never share your password(s) or sensitive account information with anyone, nor should you write down any passwords or access codes. Be wary of any contact asking you to provide account details or personal information such as your ID.
IBR-Global Markets Ltd and other reputable companies would never ask for such details and you should deem any such contact or requests to be suspicious.
Don’t make it easy
Sometimes it is easy for fraudsters simply because of a lack of password complexity or changing. Change your password(s) frequently and use a combination of symbols, numbers, upper and lowercase letters. Don’t use passwords that contain family names, pets or nicknames, as these are easily guessable. Use different passwords for different websites and enable multi-factor authentication wherever possible.
For clarity, we would like to highlight that IBR-Global:
Does not provide services relating to Cryptocurrencies.
Will never ask you for your password(s) or other sensitive information.
Will never request that you make any transfers to any third party account(s). Only make payments via our Payment Instructions Page on our website.
Will not engage in any other business services apart from the services stated on our website.
Your Details With IBR-Global Markets
At IBR-Global Markets, the safety of client data is a priority and we have sophisticated security measures in place designed to protect your personal information, privacy and funds.
We use the highest levels of data encryption on our websites.
A strong team of professionals is constantly monitoring and always prepared to respond to any incident or irregular activities in online payments.
We take all controls to maintain the IBR-Global Markets Direct portal as a safe place for executing your transactions.
Passwords must be of a certain complexity and length.
Tips for Avoiding Being a Victim
- Don’t reveal personal or financial information in an email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information. This includes following links sent in email.
- Before sending or entering sensitive information online, check the security of the website.
- Pay attention to the website’s URL. Malicious websites may look identical to a legitimate site, but the URL may use a variation in spelling or a different domain (e.g., .com versus .net).
- If you are unsure whether an email request is legitimate, try to verify it by contacting the company directly. Contact the company using information provided on an account statement, not information provided in an email. Check out the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) to learn about known phishing attacks and/or report phishing.
- Keep a clean machine. Keep all software on internet-connected devices – including PCs, smartphones and tablets – up to date to reduce risk of infection from malware.