Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Spot The Scam

Interesting email I received today;

Westpac Online limited access - Urgent Notice UN385

Dear Westpac Online customer,

Your access to Westpac Online account has been temporarily suspended due to multiple unsuccessful login attempts.
Protecting the security of your account and of the Westpac Bank network is our primary concern. Therefore, as a preventative measure, we have temporarily limited access to sensitive Westpac Online account features.

To restore your account please follow the link below:

Click here.

Thank you for your co-operation
Westpac Bank Security Department.

Please do not reply to this confirmation email as your response will not be received.


Interesting on a few accounts, if you'll pardon the pun. One, the email address - noreply@..... Yes, that really looks official. Two, I don't even have an account with Westpac. Did anyone else spot this as a scam? Don't get sucked in people and suffer from identity theft with Internet banking. And definitely do not click on the link contained in such emails. A bank will not contact you in this manner should your account, if you have one, becomes suspended.


Anonymous said...

Good call!! You should never give out personal information to anyone or they may kill you for your identity no matter where you live and ect.. Especially since you are a celebrity with a beautiful wife and child ect... I am a survivor of idenitity theft. They can easily swipe your wallet or wife's purse. Be sure to be aware and protect eachother. I am sure you do. I got my bank card stolen. I also got false emails saying you have won millions of dollars asking for personal info and ect..This is an ID theft scam. Thanks for your help and enjoy your week. Annette a true fan with a large group of your fans!!!

Susan Ham said...

Thank you for the warning. I do not do on line banking. I would not have been aware banks do not contact customers this way.

Anonymous said...

Ok here is the scam of the day. Get a large amount of credit with very little information. They get your bank account routing number and ect.. then they take all of your money and run!!! Beware and good luck!! Annette