We have recently become aware of a phishing attempt allegedly from TransferWise Deposit Protection. Please do not answer these emails or click on any links that they may include. There is no such company as TransferWise Deposit Protection and you should not transfer any money to the bank accounts indicated. These emails are typically sent indicating that we offer a deposit protection scheme. They will outline a bank account that you should transfer your money to. This is not a TransferWise account. You can find details here of all TransferWise bank accounts.
Phishing is a very simple form of online fraud where scammers seek to convince you to hand over your personal details by posing as a legitimate and trusted companies, usually by email.
This is all too easy in our current age, where we use an abundance of online services, so we want to help make you a little more aware of what to look out for when you think you may have been contacted by a scammer.
There are some simple things you can look out for if you receive an email from TransferWise which you think might be fraudulent:
If you’re concerned you may have received a phishing email from someone purporting to be us, please contact us, and we can assist you.
We also have our own internal procedures to combat phishing emails sent directly to us, in any attempt to gain customer details.