The Central Bank of Sri Lanka is requesting customers to register for Real-Time e-Payment Notification Facilities, in order to prevent unauthorised electronic transactions.
Releasing a statement, the Central Bank also advised customers to obtain EMV Chip-Based Payments Cards from their respective Licensed Financial Institutions without delay, and exercise caution when sharing information that can be used to carry out e-payments.
Such information is vital in verifying the customer’s identity, and thereby to increase the security of financial transactions.
Passwords, PINs, OTPs, transaction verification amounts or other transaction verification information must not be shared with any party, and should only be used for its specified purpose.
Failing to adhere to such safe practices will compromise the safety of the customer’s own funds, as fraudulent parties could gain access to customer accounts using such information.