Bogus MBNA email

Category: Scam Discovered On: 26 Apr 2004
Type: scam Updated On: 08 Jun 2006

Description

Some online banking customers have been receiving emails claiming to be from MBNA, asking users to enter their login information.

The link contained inside the emails may at first glance appear to be legitimate, but it is a scam to steal users' account details and potentially gain illegal access to accounts.

A typical version of the email follows:

Dear MBNA user,

Due to database operations some online banking accounts can be lost.
We are insiting to our clients to check their account if they are active or if their current balance is right.
Please follow this link and sign on to you online banking account:

<URL removed>

Thank you for using MBNA!

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