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Scam Email Impersonating MBNA Presently Targeting Netizens

According to a phishing email purporting to be from 'Online Card Services' at credit card provider MBNA of UK, access to your card account has been restricted to protect you from further illegal payment attempts. Hoax-slayer.com reported on 25th July, 2015 quoting a recent warning of security experts as "The email asks you to 'download' and fill an attached form to remove the restrictions levied on your account."

But, the email is a phishing campaign drafted to steal your financial and personal credentials and it is definitely not coming from MBNA.

If the attached file is opened by you as per the instruction, a fake account update will be loaded into your by default web-browser. The form instructs you to submit a large number of financial and personal information which include username and password of your account and your credit card numbers.

On submitting the details and clicking the 'login' button, the fillings of the form will be sent to cybercriminals who will use it to compromise your account and employ credentials of your credit card and other details to carry out phony activities on your behalf.

The cybercriminals have sent fake HTML form as an attachment attempting to evade browser phishing filters. Experts say that if criminals had merely linked to a scam website in their phishing notification, the website might have been obstructed by a phishing filter and the scam would have failed.

MBNA Bank distancing itself from the current phishing scam, clearly announced on its official website stating that they (MBNA) will never ask for your PIN, log in or security details by email. If you receive an email claiming to be from MBNA and asking for any of these details, then please forward the same to emailfraud@mbna.com and delete it from your system and never respond to it.

Moreover, this is not the first time that cybercriminals have targeted MBNA Bank as in October 2012, a fake notification entitled "Your MBNA credit card statements" was found which informed the customer that his/her new official monthly statement was now available for them to see online. He/she was instructed to log in to his/her Online Card Services to see their latest account statement.

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