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Arvest Bank a Target of Phishing Scam, Cautions Bank

Arvest Bank the biggest bank in Arkansas has just cautioned its clients of a phishing e-mail campaign, which presently doing the rounds, is targeting unwary customers, published arkansasnews.com dated May 29, 2012.

Actually in its alert, the bank suggests that a minimum of 2 surges of fake electronic mails posing as communication from Arvest are being disseminated, one having the header "Arvest Online Banking-You have 1 new Security Message!" and another having the header "Unsuccessful Password Reset!"

Moreover, the e-mails display one web-link linking up with a site that mimics the Arvest site, but where users are actually prompted for giving confidential information.

Remarking about this e-mail scam, Marketing Director Jason Kinsey for Arvest Bank stated that the bank wouldn't do what the scam did. Therefore, anytime a client got anything unsolicited such as requesting to provide personal data, he must become wary, he said. Arkansasnews.com published this.

Kinsey stated that seemingly the scammers were distributing the e-mails randomly, thinking that a few receivers would be Arvest clients who would get trapped in the ruse.

Indeed, for any recipients of the above phishing e-mail who get ensnared with it, the Bank outlines certain security suggestions on its authorized Internet site. These are: in case the e-mail receiver answered an unsolicited electronic mail, which looked like an Arvest Bank message followed with typing in his account or other personal information into a website then he must contact the Bank branch in his locality instantly. Thereafter he should send that entire electronic message at reportfraud@arvest.com of Arvest before deleting it permanently.

Now, although recognizing phishing e-mails or similar Internet sites maybe difficult, it, however, isn't hard for perceiving whether either of them is associated with certain fraudulent, phishing scheme. That is evident from the fact that genuine enterprises or institutions (like Arvest Bank) won't ever dispatch e-mails to clients asking for their confidential information.

Eventually, Arvest Bank getting stuck with a phishing e-mail scam isn't anything new. During December 2008, e-mails posing as communications from the Bank got reported as they displayed the caption "Arvest Online Alert: YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT IS SUSPENDED."

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