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Phishing E-mail Warning for ANZ Bank Clients

Accountholders with ANZ Bank are currently being alerted to malicious e-mails, state security officials, which softpedia.com published dated May 14, 2013.

Displaying a header "ANZ Internet Banking Online Survey," the scam e-mails tell recipients that ANZ's online-banking promises to credit AUD35.00 to their A/C merely if they participate in ANZ's rapid three-question online-survey. The survey is obtainable by downloading, which is quick and simple.

Labeled as 'survey.html,' the file attachment actually takes onto a phishing website, which
directs the user for answering the survey. However, in addition to replying to the 3 queries, the user is asked to provide other details too, apparently to complete the verification process.

These details include the user's name-and-address, birth-date, credit-card code, Card Verification Value (CVV), and expiration date.

And, once the above information is supplied with the user pressing on "Submit," he'll get diverted onto the real ANZ site.

But, ANZ has nothing to do with the e-mail and there's no $35 in exchange of the so-called survey.

In the meantime, the perpetrators of the scam may well gather the supplied information
as also utilize it for committing ID-theft and card fraud.

More likewise survey frauds recently aimed at accountholders of many more banks, particularly NatWest and Westpac. An edition of 2012 as well struck ANZ clients while pledging "bonus points" as award to those answering a survey. This time too, the fake survey site filched the financial and other personal information from gullible clients.

Security officials caution users to remain vigilant of any e-mail, which asserts their bank will reward them handsomely merely if they answer one tiny survey. Besides, however much during quite an unlikely situation too, one's bank happened as promising such a motivation to answer, it undoubtedly wouldn't request clients to provide their financial/other personal information through one unprotected form as a file attachment inside an e-mail. Indeed, ANZ posts online that genuine e-mails from it won't ever ask for login details/personal information.

Therefore, according to ANZ, anyone getting an e-mail asking him for re-registering else re-submitting confidential data, should instantly delete it followed with dialing the helpline number and informing the Online Banking Help-Desk, anytime.

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