Scam MBNA E-mails Attack Card Company’s Clients
Users of the well-known Internet provider of credit cards, MBNA with HQ in Wilmington, Delaware (USA) require being wary of scam electronic mails captioned "Your MBNA card services profiles" which pose as originating from the card company, published softpedia.com dated July 22, 2013.
The fake e-mail informs the recipient that the card company has got his communication requesting for withdrawing his Internet-based card services. And while the request is getting carried out, it'll take 24 hours by when he won't any longer have an active service of his online card facility. The company regrets any inconvenience that may've occurred to him.
The e-mail further states that incase the recipient didn't request for the withdrawal then he may double-click [Removed] client support file for carrying on utilizing the service.
But, according to security researchers, the e-mails bear no connection with MBNA.
Indeed, they're part of a phishing campaign crafted for duping MBNA clients so they'd divulge the login credentials of their accounts, thus benefiting Internet fraudsters.
Meanwhile, those who become convinced of the false assertions given within the e-mail and suggestion for responding fast towards preventing their account termination, and click the web-link, are sure to get trapped.
For, the web-link takes onto one spurious page that merely imitates the actual MBNA site. This page directs the end-user that he should give his A/C username and password as well as answer all the questions asked associated with his account. Doing so and 'submitting' the information automatically diverts him onto the actual website of MBNA, while it may get too late for him to realize the scam.
The scammers, after they've gathered the details entered into the false page, easily compromise the actual MBNA A/Cs, block their access for the real account-holders, seize financial and other personal details, as well as commit ID-theft and/or card fraud.
However, disclaiming any responsibility of the malicious e-mail campaign, MBNA reminds users that all e-mails from it address recipients by their full name as also mention their card number's end four digits. Nevertheless, if anyone is doubtful of a message's authenticity, he can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to erasing.
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