Scams

A scam is any fraudulent business or deceitful scheme performed by a dishonest individual, group or company attempting to take money or something of value from an innocent, and often unsuspecting, individual. Since the rise of the internet, new forms of online scams have emerged, and fraudulent behaviour has since increased. Ultimately, it is up to us to stay informed about common scamming activities and be aware and cautious when active and using confidential information online.

What does a scam look like?

 

Scams come in many shapes and forms—an email, SMS, phone call or malware—and anyone can be victim to one. Scams often ask for your personal details and confidential information and this is the first step to knowing what to look out for.

It could be a scam if…
  • The information presented to you sounds too good to be true.
  • The offer, prize or communication has come out of the blue and you have not entered the competition or applied for the information that is being spoken of.
  • The message requires a very quick response time to clarify your information or win the prize. This puts you under pressure and doesn’t give you much time to think about the validity of the information or talk to people you trust about the situation.
  • You receive the information via a free email, for example, Hotmail, Aim, Yahoo or Gmail.
  • You are promised large sums of money for very little, or no effort on your part.
  • You are requested to provide money upfront, for whatever reason, before the proposed transaction can take place.
  • You are requested to confirm personal or account details via a hyperlink, icon or attachment in an email or telephonically.

Events & Social Responsabilities

NOTICE: Prohibition of external receipts via SWIFT MT103 in national currency

Please note that the Bank of Mozambique has communicated on the 10th June 2020 all commercial banks to not process inward payments in local currency, as they must be remitted to Mozambique in foreign currency, despite the beneficiary account being in MZN or in foreign currency.

Standard Bank plays leading role in Mozambique LNG financing

Standard Bank is one of the leading financial services providers involved in the financing of up to US $15 billion for the Mozambique LNG project, led by the French multinational Total, in the Rovuma basin, whose financing documents, confirming access to the senior debt, were signed on Wednesday, July 15.