Cyber Safety

We have seen an increase in instances of attempted cyber-fraud and wish to alert you to the potential risks to keep yourself and your assets safe from cyber-criminals.  Cyber fraud poses a significant risk, specifically where fraudsters mimic organisations like OMF, or hack into the email accounts of clients.

We will never randomly send you an email requesting you pay funds to a different bank account whether it is an OMF bank account or another client or external party.  
If you receive an email that appears to be sent from someone at OMF notifying you that we have changed our bank details or requesting alternative bank account details from you, it is very likely to be from a fraudster.  Do not reply to the email.  Do not click on any links or attachments that may be included in the email.  Please call your contact person at OMF

If you have any concerns that your email or personal information has been compromised, please contact your service provider immediately.  Please remember to change your passwords regularly and keep your computer software and security up to date.

Outlined below are some tips on how to keep safe and protect yourself from cyber-criminal activity, if you wish to discuss further please speak with your advisor.

Some ways to keep safe online:

  • Do not click links, open attachments or reply to spam emails, and do not call any phone numbers from spam emails.
  • When logging in to the OMF website or any other sensitive websites, check you have a secure connection and type in the full website details https://www.omf.co.nz/  a padlock in address bar is always a good indication that you are visiting a secured website.
  • Do not share your passwords with anyone.
  • Do not access secure websites, from public computers (e.g. libraries, internet cafes).
  • Do not give out your account details or any other personal details unless you made the phone call, and trust the number and recipient of that call.
  • Keep your identity information safe, and only reveal this to trusted sources, for example date of birth, driver licence, passport details.  Prior to divulging that information, ensure they will protect it.
  • Check your statements and alert your advisor or point of contact if anything is amiss.
For a good source of information related to Online Safety please visit:
https://www.netsafe.org.nz/