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Phishing E-mail Scam Presenting Client Satisfaction Survey Attacks NAB Consumers

Customers of NAB have been targeted with one fresh phishing e-mail scam presenting a client-satisfaction-survey; published softpedia.com, June 7, 2013.

Displaying the title, "NAB Memeber Satisfaction Survey! 100$ Money Guaranteed!" the fraudulent electronic mail tells the recipient that National Australia chose him for accessing its NAB survey. The bank requires him for finishing one account update in order that the institution can open his A/C. As the first step, the user may visit NAB's web-page https://www.nab.com.au/survey/ followed with finishing the form towards receipt of his reward, the message continues.

However, the web-link does not take onto nab.com.au rather it takes onto a phishing site that directs the user for replying to some queries about NAB's Internet-banking service.

If he replies, he'll find himself directed for giving his name, telephone-and-address, as also more sensitive details like driver's license code, Medicare number, NAB Identifiable detail, Online Shopping ID, credit-card number, credit limit, expiration date and Card Verification Value.

All these details however, eventually reach the scammers on an online computer system under their control and which they can subsequently utilize for any malevolent reason.

While a few of the above kind of scam e-mails get crafted pretty sophisticatedly, the current one happens to be pretty rudimentary. In its header, the misspelling "Memeber" quickly suggests that the e-mail probably is false. Further, the fraudsters somewhat puzzled assert that e-mail recipients should as well update information for enabling account unlocking. Such assertion doesn't look appropriate with the remaining malicious e-mail content. Instead it appears as though it belonged to some other kind of phishing fraud, remark the current scam's analysts.

They add that no banking institution/business firm will ever present an increased amount of monetary prize simply for completing a trivial survey.

NAB, meanwhile outlines that it won't ever request its clients for revealing personal sensitive info through electronic mail. Therefore, anybody getting one mustn't reply no matter whether it seems a NAB message.

Moreover, if anybody believes his private details else security has been attacked alternatively he finds a transaction he didn't make, then he requires dialing the hotline number and calling the customer-care for NAB's Internet-banking, instantly.

» SPAMfighter News - 13-06-2013

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