State-owned Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) has issued a warning to its customers and the general public to be wary of a new phishing scam that uses Google Ads to lead unsuspecting victims to a fake website of the bank.

In this phishing tactic, scammers use misleading ads to trick online victims to go to a fake website that will steal personal and financial information and data.

“Landbank has not placed any ads on Google,” the bank said. The government owned financial institution is currently working with Google to take down the ads.

The bank is also advising its clients to directly visit Landban’s official website at www.landbank.com and use the available links there to access their online banking accounts.

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Landbank also warns the general public against phishing scams and other forms of online banking fraud.

“Please do not open suspicious e-mails, links, and attachments, and never share your account and personal information with anyone. Official Landbank representatives will never ask for critical financial and banking information from our customers,” it cautioned.

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