Beware of “Please Review and Update Your ANZ Account To Avoid Suspension” SMS Phishing Scam
Aug 12, 2016
HOAX ALERT: If you receive the SMS text message below, requesting you to click a link to review your ANZ account, please delete it immediately. Please share this post to warn family and friends. The link in the fake SMS text message goes to a phishing website that steals ANZ online account credentials (usernames and passwords). ANZ is an Australia and New Zealand Banking Group.
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The ANZ Phishing SMS Text Message
URGENT – Dear ANZ Customer, Please review and update your ANZ account to avoid suspension
ANZ customers who have already clicked on the link in the fake SMS text message, and who have attempted to sign into a website that they were taken, are asked to change their ANZ passwords, check their accounts for any discrepancies and contact ANZ immediately.
Remember, the best protect against phishing scam is to never click on a link to sign into online accounts. Always go directly to your service providers’ website and sign-in from there instead. ANZ customers should only sign into their accounts at: https://www.anz.com/, or from their legitimate mobile app.
Remember to leave your comment and read the ones made by others below. And, please report malicious, phishing or scam email messages, social media posts and websites to us. You may click here to contact us, or forward the email messages to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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