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BMO Online Notification Phishing Scams Sent by Cybercriminals

BMO Online Notification Phishing Scams Sent by Cybercriminals

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Bank of Montreal customers who have received text or email BMO online notifications like the one below, which claim that they need to enable the multi-factor authentication feature due to a recent phishing attack, are asked not to click on the links or follow the instructions in the notifications. This is because the fake notifications are phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals to trick Bank of Montreal customers into clicking on the links in the same fake notifications, which go to a phishing website that steals online account credentials and personal information.

Once the cybercriminals have received their potential victims’ online account credentials, they will gain access to their accounts, steal their money and use their accounts fraudulently.

Sample of the "BMO Online Notification" Phishing Scam

Subject: BMO Online Notification

Dear Customer

We have introduce a muliti-factor authentication feature to our online banking to enhance our security due to the recent phishing attack targeting our online banking customer.

This feature will be effective from the 16th of November 2017 and every online banking customer has to enrol to obtain a Unique personal icon, which will be send to your mailing address in 5 business days.

Click Here to get started or visit your nearest branch for more information.

Regards

BMO Online Banking

Bank of Montreal users who have received messages asking them to click on a link or visit a website in order to update, re-confirm or verify their accounts, should always go directly to https://www.bmo.com/ and sign-in from there. Once the Bank of Montreal users have signed into their accounts, they will be notified of updates and other important changes, if there is any.

Going directly to Bank of Montreal’s website (www.bmo.com) will prevent users or customers from becoming victims of phishing scams that steal personal information or online account credentials.

Note: Some of the information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • December 29, 2019 at 4:15 AM by info

    "BMO Online Banking Security Notification

    You havs 1 new Security Message Alert concenrning your online banking and

    account statement!

    Log on to confirm your account status.

    BMO Online Banking Secure Login Page

    This document should be read only by those persons to whom it is

    adressed and its contents is not intended for use by any other

    persons,

    Thank you.

    Customers Support Service

    BMO Online Banking"

    Here is another scam.

  • June 27, 2019 at 6:57 PM by info

    "From: Bank of Montreal <services@secured-login.net>

    Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:27 PM

    Subject: Mandatory enrollment in new authentication service

    Dear Bank of Montreal client,

    Our system has detected that till today, your card has not been enrolled in our new authentication service.

    We regret to inform you that you can no longer use your card for purchases until your account will be active in the new database. To activate your card, just click on the below link, log in to your online account and answer a few security questions to help us verify your identity:

    Click here to start the enrollment process

    This procedure is mandatory, and failure to comply may result in temporary termination of any services associated with your account.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Services Department

    Bank of Montreal"

    Here is another scam.

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BMO Online Notification Phishing Scams Sent by Cybercriminals