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C&F Bank Releases Phishing Scam Warning

C&F Bank (West Point, Virginia (US)) has asked its customers to be careful of a new scam that targets those ones (customers) who use Sprint and Verizon mobile phones.

According to the statement given by the Bank on August 26, 2009, the ongoing scam involves phishers who send e-mails randomly to people without considering whether they are customers of C&F Bank. The scam e-mail asks recipients to give their feedback about a problem and at the same time, ask for their passwords, account numbers, etc.

It has been found that phishers have gathered a large number of cellular number of both Verizon and Sprint customers to run this particular scam. They are sending the same e-mail to people after inserting the name of a bank, C&F in some cases, in the subject line.

According to security experts, cyber criminals have inserted the bank name in subject line with a thought that it will create panic in the minds of recipients as soon as they click it. He will not even give a second thought before responding to the e-mail.

Meanwhile, C&F Bank has put the caution on its official website to make customer aware of it and asked them not to divulge their personal information in case they get such an e-mail.

In addition, the Bank has asked its customers that if they feel that they have been victimized by the scam, then they should immediately inform the Bank. They should also change their username and password as quickly as possible. Customers can contact the Bank at its phone numbers which are provided on its website.

Customers are also advised to instantly forward such e-mails to the Bank so that appropriate action could be taken.

C&F Bank also warns its customers that the e-mail is not a secure method of communication; therefore, it urges all customers to avoid sending personal credentials like usernames and passwords through e-mails.

Finally, it recommends customers that if they wish to communicate with the Bank for personal information and account number, then the best way is the Bank's security form.

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