Safe and Secure: Protecting your Bupa information
As you’d expect, the personal data and health information you choose to share with us, is strictly between us. And we want to keep it that way. That’s why Bupa has round-the-clock security in place to protect your online identity and any information you share with us.
Spotting the scammers.
Scammers like to induce action through playing on our emotions – such as fear, desire for information or excitement. They also like to impersonate well-known and trusted brands to seem even more convincing.
As Bupa is a trusted brand in the healthcare industry, we want to remind customers to be alert to scammers who may try and impersonate us.
So, here’s a quick overview of what we will NEVER do:
- We’ll NEVER send you an email or text message asking you to enter details such as your account details, password, banking information, Bupa app or on-line log-in details.
- We’ll NEVER call you without adequate verification of our identity or the matter at hand and ask that you pay an invoice or outstanding debt straight away.
Our secure promise
- We will provide as much detail as you need to be confident that the communication is from Bupa and any payment requests are legitimate.
- You have the right to ask for verification from us, and if you are still not comfortable you can finish the call and call our general hotline.
We’re here to help
If you think you’ve received a scam message pretending to be from Bupa, here’s what to do:
- Email: please forward it to email@example.com. Then delete the email. Never respond or click on links.
- Text message: please take a screen shot of the message and then forward the image to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then delete the text message. Never respond or click on links.
Please note: this mailbox is for reporting scams only, so you won’t receive a personal response.
Handy tips to keep you safe
- Always check official points of contact BEFORE responding to anything – type the official website into your browser, check the phone number from the proper website, or log into accounts via apps or official websites.
- We’ll never ask you to give us sensitive information over email or text. If in doubt, check our website and call the number there.
- Keep your device’s operating system up to date, along with app updates – this is really important.
- Stay up to date with the latest scams by signing up to alerts from Scam Watch. https://www.consumerprotection.govt.nz/general-help/scamwatch/
- Learn how to spot a scam and protect you and your loved ones by visiting the national Netsafe page: https://www.netsafe.org.nz/
- Check out Internet Safety Advice: https://www.police.govt.nz/advice-services/cybercrime-and-internet/internet-safety
- If you think you have been scammed and are a victim of ID theft visit: https://www.idcare.org/
Scam alert for Bupa customers:
July 20, 2020 – None to date [will add as and when flagged]