Bogus Citibank/Halifax email

Kategorie: Scam Entdeckt auf: 04 Nov 2003
Typ: scam Aktualisiert auf: 08 Jun 2006

Beschreibung

Einige Online-Banking-Kunden haben E-Mails erhalten, die angeblich von der Citibank stammen und Anwender bitten, ihre E-Mail-Adresse zu bestätigen, indem sie ihre Kundendaten und die vertrauliche PIN einzugeben.

Der in den E-Mails enthaltene Link scheint auf den ersten Blick, legitim zu sein, aber es ist ein Trick, um an die Kontendaten von Anwendern zu gelangen und illegalen Zugriff auf Konten zu erhalten.

Eine typische Version des E-Mail-Texts lautet folgendermaßen:

Subject: Halifax E-mail Verification

Dear Citibank Member,

This email was sent by the Citibank server to verify your e-mail address. You must complete this process by clicking on the link below and entering in the small window your Citibank ATM/Debit Card number and PIN that you use on ATM. This is done for your protection -w- because some of our members no longer have access to their email addresses and we must verify it.

To verify your e-mail address and access your bank account, click on the link below. If nothing happens when you click on the link (or if you use AOL), copy and paste the link into the address bar of your web browser.
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Eine andere Version des Scams lautet folgendermaßen:

Subject: Please verify your Halifax Online account!

Dear valued Halifax Online Customer!

As part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website, we are undertaking a period review of our member accounts. You are requested to visit our site by following the link given below. This is required for us to continue to offer you a safe and risk free environment to send and receive money online, and maintain the Halifax Online Experience. Thank you.

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Threat Level

BEDROHUNGSSTUFE:

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