Wednesday, March 28, 2012

CIMB fake email

I been getting a few recently and this is the latest one:
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From: CIMBClicks [mailto:servernotice@cimbclicks.com.my]
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 8:24 AM
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Service interuption - Alert

Dear Customer

Due to our present service interuption we have requested all our customers to immediately update there online service for our New Security Feature Update .
Please do complete the update process by clicking here .
Important Notice: Transaction Authorisation Code (TAC) is required to complete this update. Failure to provide a TAC will lead to account suspension. Sincerely We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you for banking with us.


Accounts Management Dept.
Legal Advisor
CIMB Bank.
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So how do one check if it is fake or not? well most of the bank has already inform all their client that they will never send an email asking for password update, profile update, or what ever now days. But I do believe most of the victim only learn their lesson after getting scammed by it. Plus when one receive such email they just get panic haha

Anyway the basic step to identify if it is a fake mail or not is by looking at the URL Address. You notice the “here” is blue color which means it is a shortcut link to the fake update page. If you right click on it and copy the hyperlink shortcut or copy url depending on your email client or browser. You have few option of copying the URL address, as for this one the address be looking like this:

http://www.how-to-repair-cars.com/wp-content/plugins/cimb.services/ibk/wps/portal/ibk.html

If you notice… how-to-repair-cars.com don’t really look like it is from CIMB bank, so would you continue on updating your bank profile details? If yes then good luck. Also if you were searching for a CIMB bank and somehow google found this blog. THIS IS NOT CIMB BANK lol

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