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Beware of "GTBank Your Token Device Will soon Expire" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "GTBank Your Token Device Will soon Expire" Phishing Scam

The email message below, which claims that the recipients' token device will soon expire, is a phishing scam. The fake email message was not sent by GTBank, a Nigerian financial institution, but by cyber-criminals. Therefore, the instructions in the fake message should not be followed and the links in it should never be clicked. The links will take potential victims to a fake GTBank website created to trick them into stealing their GTBank's usernames and passwords, and other personal information. It is not recommended for online users to click on a link in an email message to sign into online accounts. They should instead go directly to their online account providers' websites and sign into their accounts from there. This is the best method of preventing phishing scams.

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The "GTBank Your Token Device Will soon Expire" Phishing Scam

Subject: Your token device will soon expire

From: intops@gtbank.com <bran.lim@harwin.com.sg>

This message was identified as spam. We'll delete it after 10 days. It's not spam

Flag for follow up. Start by Monday, December 04, 2017. Due by Monday, December 04, 2017.

Please ensure you synchronise and activate your token device .Mr Samson

Adewale will be Activating and synchronize your token on the new platform


reactivate your token device within 24 Hours of notice to avoid Service interuption/Suspension.

Thank you for choosing Guaranty Trust Bank plc

Thank you for choosing GTBank


Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their username, password, financial or personal information. Therefore, online users should never click on links in an email message to sign into or log on to any of their online accounts. Instead, GTBank customers should always go directly to www.gtbank.com in their web browsers and sign into their accounts from there.

If there is a problem with their accounts, they will be notified after signing or logging in. GTBank customers who were tricked into clicking the link in the fake email message and who have entered their GTBank usernames and passwords on the bogus website that they were taken to, should change their GTBank passwords and contact GTBank immediately.

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  • Posted: Jan 9, 2018 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Subject: Token Synchronisation /Activation
    From: intops@gtbank.com <ccrowley@student.yosemite.edu>
    Date: 8-Jan-2018

    your token device will soon expire and you may not validate transactions..

    Kindly follow the reference below to reactivate your token device:

    Activate Here https://GeNS.gtbank.com/ibank9 /login.aspx

    Thank you for choosing GTBank



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