14 July 2010

Online Banking Safety. Halifax Online Banking. Phishing Email

Be careful, this is some kind of phishing email. Phishing is a fraudulent attempt to get you to provide personal information, including but not limited to, account information.(http://www.phishtank.com/)

If you see carefully, this link given in this email will redirect you to http://www.dosinmusic.net/simigvis.php instead of Halifax Online Banking official website. Besides that, according to the database in http://www.phishtank.com/, http://www.dosinmusic.net is a 100% phishing website.

The content of this email is shown below:
From: Halifax Online Banking <nuocca4@optusnet.com.au>
Dear Customer,

Halifax Online Banking Security Department has been receiving complaints from our customers for unauthorised uses of the Halifax Online Banking accounts. As a result we have temporarily shutting down some selected Halifax Online Banking Accounts perceived vulnerable to this, pending till the time we carry out proper verification by the account owner. Halifax Online Banking is committed to ensure the safeguard of each customer personal information, making sure only authorised individuals have access to their accounts.

As a first step
: Reconfirm your identity by using the Sign in botton provided below.

These instructions are sent to all Halifax Online Banking clients,to avoid service deactivation. We apologise for any inconveniences.Thank you for your cooperation.
Halifax Online Security Department
Halifax plc, Registered in England No.2367076. Registered Office: Trinity Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2RG"

Besides that, do you believe this email, nuocca4@optusnet.com.au, is sent from Halifax Online Banking Security Department??

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