OPP Requests the Internet Users to be Careful of Scam E-mails
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were urging local residents at Ontario, Canada to be aware of an online scam making round in the internet masquerading a banking institution, reported mykawartha.com on February 25, 2013.
According to the Police Department, residents should be careful about such e-mails that direct them towards updating their account profiles as a result of problems in their payment process.
Police claims that the residents should be careful if they get email that leads them to "update their account profiles because of the problems with their payment process".
Police further says that announcement will be an almost accurate of an actual type and site, comprehensive containing legal disclaimers and letterhead. The type leads the "client" to chase the instruction and "click here" to keep posted on the account which, as it is upgraded, gives the perpetrators with all the details added. This details permit the fraudster control the clients email address. From that, police articulate that the suspects urge the "client's" bank to offer money to an account of their choice and the bank would then respond to the request from a bona fide account holder.
The Crime Unit is examining one event which includes the reassigning of $30,000 without the victim's information related to the phishing scam.
Unluckily, it's not just hinancial institutions that are being vulnerable by these scams baby. Telecom giants like Bell Canada have also affirmed as victims to such scams.
Albert Lee, a Bell Canada Spokesperson, offered information about emails that disguised to be from his company, reported guelphmercury.com during the first week of February 2013.
Therefore, when Internauts receive such e-mails they should merely delete them, it was recommended.
The e-mail claims that it was from "Bell Canada (mail to: email@example.com)." The title says "Bell Canada Transaction Error." The headline said, "Your monthly bill cannot be processed."
Claiming it to be as second notice related to the payments not being made, the e-mail requested recipients to verify their services was not interrupted by clicking a "Log In" button to advance their billing details.
When you click "Log In" button, a suspicious link was discovered that goes nowhere.
Customers should be conscious that Bell doesn't send emails urging for personal information, Lee said. Scams can be stated to firstname.lastname@example.org, Lee added.
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