Phishing Mails Were Not Sent By Bank Of Hanover
A greater number of people receive many fake emails, which ask them to take part in a survey.
According to the news published in York dispatch on June 1, 2007, a spokesperson for Bank of Hanover divulged that the bank have conducted inquiries against the "phishing mail scam" which gives a chance to the user to win $500 or $80 by participating in a survey.
Spokesperson Pete Hudson said to York dispatch on June 1, 2007, that it is surely the hackers behind this who is trying to leak private data and he assures that the bank will never ask a customer to give information in this way.
The emails are purely a case of phishing scam, which always look forward to getting information about personal data, something which the officers of bank never recommends. Moreover, the email appears more valid with an attachment linked to company's website, a copyright language and a logo of the bank itself.
Although, the bank has already initiated inquires against these mails, however Hudson explained that till date no customer has reported that they have entered their personal data.
As these emails appear genuine, many users starts believing the scheme, therefore, the bank alerts the customers not to click these mails.
Hudson continued that email spamming is a punishable act and legal actions can be taken against the Websites conducting it, but since it is operated globally, it becomes very difficult to catch the person behind this.
According to the news published in York dispatch on June 1, 2007, Hudson claims that it is quite irritating about the fact that hackers are taking full advantage of their customers and he thinks that it is a loss of energy and time on his part in catching these hackers.
Further, Hudson continues that scam has become a continuous matter for the firm but, as soon as Bank of Hanover & its parent-company Sterling Financial announced the news about a scheme of loan in another subsidiary Equipment Finance LLC, the number of emails increased.
According to York dispatch on June 1, 2007, Hudson explains, that it may be due to some other financial institution, which is not clear about its references that compelled these emails.
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