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RCBC Cautions about E-mails Phishing off Clients’ Information

Makati (The Philippines) headquartered RCBC (Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation) has urged its customers for remaining vigilant about phishing e-mails presently circulating online while targeting them, published manilastandardtoday.com in news on December 26, 2011.

The Corporation, summoning customers for being watchful, stated that they required staying safe from phishing attacks, which foreign groups were currently launching on Philippine banks. Manilastandardtoday.com reported this.

Unfortunately, phishing as well as the resultant data-thefts have been escalating. The e-mails in these attacks are distributed for deceptively getting people to disclose their financial and/or other personal information.

Officers belonging to RCBC claim that their customers have been recipients of fraudulent, phishing e-mails that seek personal information, citing reasons of ongoing data verification.

One other phishing e-mail, which's aiming at the Bank's account holders, tells the recipient that owing to security factors, his account had to be deactivated. Subsequently, it tells him to reinstate his account right away failing which it'll remain suspended till fresh directions are issued. The e-mail then signs off by thanking the user towards being reasonable as well as patient.

Typically, the above e-mails also have web-links following their texts that incase clicked direct users onto an RCBC impersonating phishing site.

The Bank adds that end-users are being informed that the said e-mails are false and made up so that they merely misguide them into letting the cyber-crooks pilfer their Internet financial credentials followed with illicitly transacting in their names. Manilastandardtoday.com published this.

However, for lessening the latest phishing e-mail assaults, RCBC has posted a warning on its authorized Internet site regarding them.

And like always, says the Banking Corporation, clients should keep in mind that financial institutions like banks don't ever solicit personal details through text message or e-mail. Hence, incase suspicious, clients need to instantly forward the messages for confirmation by the bank as to whether it sent them.

Finally, phishing attacks haven't just targeted RCBC. The Cebu (Philippines) based Cebu Bankers' Club too alerted people of phishing assaults against its Internet banking services, in the wake of rising reports about the same, published sunstar.com.ph during the 2nd-week of December 2011.

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