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Beware of "Metro Bank Account Locked" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "Metro Bank Account Locked" Phishing Scams

Metro Bank customers who have used received email messages like the below, which claim their accounts have been locked, should delete them. This is because the email messages are phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals. The link in the email message goes to a phishing website that looks Metro Bank Bank’s website where visitors will be asked to sign-in with their account credentials. But, once the visitors attempt to sign-in their account credentials on the fake or phishing website, their credentials will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the scam, who will use it to gain access to their accounts. Once the cybercriminals have access to the accounts they will steal the owners' money and use their accounts fraudulently.

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A Sample of the "Metro Bank Account Locked" Phishing Scam

Account Locked - Metro Bank

Wed 01/11/2017 08:33

From: DIANE LAMONT

Dear Customer,

Some transaction on your Metro Debit Card requires authorisation,

Click the 'Security' section below to review your records.

www.metrobankonline.co.uk/MetroBankRetail/

Yours sincerely,

Online Support.

Metro Bank Online Support.

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.

For example:
Metro Bank’ customers should go directly to https://www.metrobankonline.co.uk/ to sign into their accounts or use Metro Bank's mobile app. Once they have signed in, if there is something wrong with their accounts will be notified.

Recipients of the phishing Metro Bank email who have clicked on the link and have attempted to sign into the phishing website with their account’ credentials should immediately change their passwords and contact Metro Bank Bank for help.

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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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  • Posted: Jan 2, 2018 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Metro Bank E-statements <MetroOnlineBanking@telepacific.net>
    Sent: 01 January 2018 16:30
    To: Recipients
    Subject: Account Locked - Metro Bank.

    We regret to inform you that your account has been locked for security reasons.

    To restore your access we require you to complete our account verification process,

    View your E-statements and recent transactions enclosed."

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 27, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: MetroBank <info@aictmoshi.org>
    Date: Friday, November 24, 2017
    Subject: Security Locked

    Security Alert

    We regret to inform you that your account has been locked for security reasons. In order to ensure your account information stays secure we have disabled your access to our online banking system.

    To restore your access we require you to complete our account verification process which should only take a few minutes to by complete please use the link below to get started.

    Restore Access ⇒

    Best regards,
    Metro Bank

    Copyright 2017 Metro Bank. All rights reserved.

    delete


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