The email message below with the subject: "ASB FastNet Classic Internet Banking Access Blocked," is a phishing scam being used by cyber-criminals to steal the New Zealand ASB Bank Limited customers’ information. The fake email message claims that access to the recipients’ ASB online banking accounts have been blocked and they should click the link within it to reactivate access. But, the link will only take the recipients who have clicked on it, to a phishing website, looking like ASB Bank’s website, where they will be asked to sign-in with their account credentials. Once the victims enter their account credentials on the fake website, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the scam, who will use it to gain to access to their victims’ accounts, where they will steal the victims’ money and use their accounts fraudulently.
The Phishing ASB Bank Email Message
From: ncohen@adler .edu
Subject: ASB FastNet Classic internet banking Access BLOCKED :-
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 19:21:05 -0500
Your ASB FastNet Classic Internet Banking Access BLOCKED,
Click below to Re-Activate Access.
Click Here To Re-Activate
Unable to Click Above, Kindly use HTML
Attachments message to enable.
© 2016 ASB Bank Limited.
It is important for internet users to remember that they should never click on a link to sign into their online accounts, especially links in email messages. The safest way to sign into their online accounts is to go directly to their online account providers’ websites, by typing the addresses of the websites in their web browsers or using a popular search engine to find the websites.
ASB Bank’s customers should type: “https://www.asb.co.nz/” in their web browsers or search for “ASB Bank” using a popular search engine to locate the website.
Recipients of the phishing ASB Bank email, who have clicked on the link and have attempted to sign into the phishing website with their accounts’ credentials, should change their passwords and contact ASB Bank immediately.