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ANZ Bank Phishing Scam on the Roll - Warn Experts

A hoax email entitled 'online alert' impersonating (Australia and New Zealand) bank, headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria, is currently targeting the bank's customers, security experts warn, as published by hoax-slayer.com in the second week of April 2015.

The email informs of account verification which is said to be mandatory and the recipient has to take the check by clicking on a link given within the sent email after logging into his account.

Failing to verify the details may cause deactivation of the account.

But, the email is not from ANZ Bank, rather it is well-designed phishing email campaign to rob customers of the bank their personal as well as financial details. Clicking on the link, takes the recipient to a bogus webpage that bears the logo of the bank and also has the necessary form that requires to be filled. Secondary links are also included that redirect the customer to the original ANZ website.

The fake form asks for the recipient's banking details and other important account credentials, driving license number, email ID and password, his contact details, Date of birth, amongst various other details.

If all the demanded information is supplied and the user clicks on the 'log on' button, he is redirected to the main ANZ website.

Hence, if have already been struck by the ruse, the fake email and the phishing website that you were redirected to, kindly change password of your ANZ account as quickly as possible, security officials examining the scam email suggest.

However, if you fail to rectify your ANZ password, then it is better to contact the Bank at the earliest.

Every month, huge numbers of these fake emails are sent by scammers to the Bank's customers in a pursuit to trick them and thus make away with their important private and financial details. Hence, if you get an email that claims to be from the ANZ Bank, then please don't click on any of its links, instead, type www.anz.com in the browser and log into your account from there.

Moreover, ANZ like just like all other banks and financial institutions shall never instruct you an email to confirm your account details, experts conclude.

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