NAB Cautions Accountholders about Phishing Campaign
Accountholders with Australia's popular financial institution National Australia Bank have been urged for being watchful of bogus e-mails presently circulating online, published softpedia.com dated December 3, 2012.
The fake e-mails reportedly, tell recipients that based on their latest account operation, they require validating that they alone operated the last account deal alternatively some other person authorized for it. For doing so, the e-mails add, users require clicking a given web-link whereto enter the necessary details.
But the web-link actually takes victims onto certain spoofed page that's craftily designed on one hijacked site hosted in China.
Nonetheless, the messages aren't any NAB communication. Also, there's neither been a transaction like the one claimed from the account-owners' end alternatively anyone else authorized for doing so. Indeed, the e-mails represent one phishing scam, which typically dupe its recipients into giving away their confidential or other financial data via entering it into a fraudulent phishing site that scammers have created.
Incidentally, there have been many such phishing campaigns, which also targeted NAB clients, previously.
Asserting that NAB isn't behind the currently spreading fake e-mail scam, the bank posted online that it wouldn't ever request its customers to reveal their sensitive information like passwords over e-mail. All online banking operations through NAB would be communicated only through its secure messaging service for online banking, the post explained.
Therefore, users mustn't answer anything, asked in the e-mail, pertaining to the above kind of information, while also refrain from following web-links in the messages despite them looking to come from NAB.
Meanwhile, incase anybody thinks he's got a fake electronic mail; has clicked a web-link inside one; viewed an attachment; else divulged personal details must contact NAB instantly at its hotline number. Further, people must inform about any NAB associated fraud at firstname.lastname@example.org, the Bank advises.
Eventually, other Australian banks, like NAB, too have been the target of phishers lately. For instance, during November 2012, e-mails posing as messages from Suncorp a financial institution in Australia appeared which asked recipients to follow certain web-link where a message yet to be read could be found within their Internet-banking A/C.
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