National Bank’s Online Users on Phishers’ Target
St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank Limited, Basseterre (West Indies), issued an important warning e-mail asking its users to be cautious of an e-mail presently circulating on the Web that is looking to dodge the Bank's customers.
The fraudulent e-mail sent by phishers and seeming to come from the Bank asks users to check their account details before continuing using their accounts. For this, the user is told to click on the link provided at the bottom of the phishing mail.
In case the user reveals his/her personal detailsoin the fake webpage by clicking the furnished link, the person would have his/her private details hacked by phishers who have fabricated the Bank's site in such a way that it looks exactly identical to the authentic site to bare eyes of the unsuspecting users.
Also, whereas the attached link is the right address for the online account center of the National Bank, the code embedded within the link directs the user to a pharming site.
Issuing an official warning about the phishing mail on its authentic site, the Bank informed its customers that it was a fake e-mail. Therefore, in any case, the users should not reply to any of such unsolicited e-mails received by them.
The Bank says that it never asks the users to verify their private account or other sensitive details via e-mails. Also, the Bank does not send mails with links directing users to other sites.
The Bank further states it is dedicated to safeguard the confidentiality and safety of banking details of its users. The Bank also informs them that if they get such a suspicious e-mail, then they can contact the bank helpline numbers 1-869-465-2204 and extension numbers 1111 or 1112.
National Bank informs it users time and again that through e-mail based scams cybercriminals try to masquerade as upright and recognized firms with the objective of duping clients into revealing their private details.
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