NAB Warns their Customers about Scam Email
The National Australia Bank (NAB), headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, has warned its customers to be wary of an email scam that is informing them that access to their account is restricted, as published by Computerworld.com.au on 13th September, 2013.
The email instructs them to call the bank to get their access to their account restored. But, victims who fall for the ruse are redirected to converse with a scammer who asks them for their personal as well as financial information.
An NAB Spokesperson noted that criminals based in domestic and overseas lands try out different ways for swindling financial outlets and their patrons, as published by computerworld.com.au on September 13, 2013.
The Spokesperson also said that NAB advises all its patrons to be wary of all realistic steps that they can take for their individual and business security.
"The best defense for all consumers is personal alertness with NAB's security systems using an array of tough & assorted passwords and maintaining a close eye on balances of all accounts".
Also never click on links or open any attachments which come with junk emails impersonating to be from your bank. Even if the email looks genuine, the safest way is to enter web address into your browser's address and then login to your online account.
The Spokesperson added that NAB will never ask for details of accounts through email.
He advised clienteles to report about scams to firstname.lastname@example.org or call NAB's fraud assistance no. 1300 622 372 or contact their local NAB branch.
In August 2013, customers of ANZ Banking Group were also hit with a familiar scam emails that informed them their access to account has been limited.
The emails, referred as 'callware' by researchers of Kaspersky lab, asked customers to call a phone number (based in Sydney), given in the unwanted email in order to restore access to their account.
Conclusively, NAB and ANZ were not the only two Australian Banks that have been targeted by scammers since the beginning of 2013 but also Suncorp, Westpac, and NatWest, are names of some other major Australian banks which have also been targeted by cyber thugs in recent months.
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