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LOOK LIKE REAL – Is This Really From Bank?

LOOK LIKE REAL – Is This Really From Bank?

Many organizations have been the targets of phishing scams, including banks.

A fake bank phishing scam has emerged using advanced techniques to manipulate users into surrendering online banking access.

Phishing scams or email fraud are as old as email itself. The cons are all attempts to volunteer your personal information to criminals or install malware on your computer or mobile device. Criminals attempt to fool you by sending email messages that point to fake websites.

The email you receive may look real, with company logos, links, and branding. However, when you enter your information into the website, that sensitive data is handed right over to criminals.

As you can see, the email scam appears to originate from the bank, with the scammers successfully forging the email header address to make it appear to originate from the bank. The email falsely advises recipients that their card has been placed on hold until further verification has been provided.

How To Avoid Email Fraud

– Regularly review your bank and credit card statements to ensure that all transactions are authorized.

– Be skeptical; fraudulent emails can look like they come from an actual bank email address. (Image example – the official email should be yourname@citibank.com, marketing or promotion email and sent by them) If you have any doubts about an email that looks like it is from your bank or a reputable company, contact them before responding to ensure that it is legitimate.

– Scammers are often trying to outsmart spam filters and update their tactics. They may use [ LOOK LIKE REAL ] email address to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment. If you need to confirm this email, contact or go to your respective banks to validate the email.

– Never send personal and financial information by email. Always enter your bank’s official website using the website URL that you know is accurate.

– Reporting any fraudulent emails you receive to the bank or other company being spoofed.

– Install anti-spam and anti-virus software on your computer. You should also install a personal firewall to act as a barrier to viruses and other external attacks and check for operating system patches and upgrades regularly.

Here’re some simple tips you can take. Be alert and do not fall!

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