Fatma Bazargan’s blog


Users beware of Phishing e-mail scams related to the recent Financial Crisis
October 12, 2008, 2:55 pm
Filed under: Security

 

In the past few weeks the financial marketplace globally is in an extreme tremble; banks and other financial institutions are either collapsed or merged or acquired. It seems the only folks to benefit from the stress and the fear in the marketplace are the e-mail scammers (phishers). These e-mail scammers are targeting the users by sending them phishing e-mail scams that pretends to be legitimate and seek to steal their login credentials by sending them either links to fraudulent websites to verify or attachments that may be infectious.

 

Alert of the Day: Remain alert and do not fall victim to phishing e-mail scams even if the sender and timing of the e-mail scam seems legitimate to you; Remember it’s highly unlikely that banks and other financial institutions would ever send you an e-mail or link to ask you to login or verify your account status.

 

Info of the Day: Phishing is a form of an e-mail scam tailored by fraudsters; pretending to be relevant and from a sender that a user may trust and seeks to steal account information such as a user’s bank login credentials, these login credentials is then used by fraudsters for performing fraudulent acts (i.e. identity theft).

 

How to deal with Phishing E-mail Scams:

  • Your bank will never ever ask you for your login credentials.
  • If you receive an email and you are in doubt; call the bank to verify if they did send one.  
  • Don’t click on any links in the e-mail as they are all redirected to a fraudulent website.
  • If you find any attachment in such scam e-mails, just delete it.
  • Finally, don’t forget to notify your bank that you have received such emails in that way your bank can inform other customers to take precautions.

Be safe online!

Bazargan

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Can you provide more information on this, or do you have some resources you can share where i can get more of such stuff?

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