From time to time, you may receive an email which appears as if it has been sent from Access Private Bank advising you that you have, for example, won a lottery prize or are due to inherit a large sum of money from an unknown benefactor and asking you to verify your personal or bank details or send an advance fee in order to receive the money. Please be advised that:
- Access Private Bank will never participate in any type of lottery scheme, and it is likely that the email is fraudulent, even though it appears genuine.
- Access Private Bank will never use free email accounts to contact its clients, or contact its clients via instant messaging services or social networking sites.
- Access Private Bank will never ask you to send money as part of a job offer or the promise of a job offer.
- Access Private Bank will never ask you to send fees in advance via a money transfer service in return for a loan, receipt of a large inheritance or any other banking service.
- The Access Bank UK Limited has only three websites, the addresses of which are www.theaccessbankukltd.co.uk, www.accessprivatebank.com and www.sensiblesavings.co.uk. If you receive an email which appears to have come from another domain, or you are directed to any other website in our name, it will be fraudulent.
- Access Private Bank will never ask you to provide your personal details or bank details by email, unless there are specific requirements set by a client instructing us to contact them by email only.
- The Access Bank UK Limited is the only bank affiliated to Access Bank Plc of Nigeria and is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority in the UK.
- Our registered company name is The Access Bank UK Limited. Access Private Bank is a division of The Access Bank UK Limited. Neither we nor our parent company Access Bank PLC operate under any other company or trading names in the United Kingdom.
If you receive an email which appears as if it is from The Access Bank UK Limited but you are unsure of its authenticity, please forward the email, with internet headers if possible, to us at email@example.com and we will confirm whether the email was sent to you by us. If however you believe you are the victim of fraud your next course of action should be to contact your local law enforcement agencies. The Financial Conduct Authority has published helpful information on the most common types of fraud schemes and how to protect yourself from them which you may find useful.