Customer security remains a priority

WorldRemit continues to put its customers’ security at the core of its business

While Filipinos are now using the convenience of online banking services and mobile wallets, making any form of transactions online do come with the risk of being exposed to cyber crimes. According to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) cyber threats surveillance, the top three types of cyber incidents reported in the Philippines last year were phishing, “card not present” fraud, and identity theft. To keep Filipinos’ hard-earned money safe, WorldRemit continues to put its customers’ security at the core of its business.

“WorldRemit ensures that international remittances are not just convenient and accessible for our customers, but most importantly, safe and secure amidst rising cases of cyber fraud incidents in the Philippines,” said Earl Melivo, WorldRemit Country Director. “We take cyber security very seriously and understand many of the tricks and techniques behind some of the most popular scams.”

To make sure its customers' money is protected, WorldRemit has taken a proactive stance towards prevention. For instance, it refuses to work with correspondent partners who lack effective controls for combatting fraud and financial crime, and we implement additional risk based controls for customers who need to send to destinations where there is an elevated money laundering or terrorism financing risk.

WorldRemit also collaborates with other industries and companies to share best practices and information in order to better watch over the financial transactions it processes.

“The international remittance space is exposed to several key risks, including money laundering, fraud, terrorism financing, and sexual exploitation, so working with other leading bodies to combat this is essential” said David Dry, WorldRemit’s Regional Director for Compliance in Asia Pacific.

“Technology helps us understand and detect the known patterns of suspicious behavior signalling the misuse of a customer account when sending money is the priority,” said Dry.

To learn more about the safety measures WorldRemit uses, visit here.