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Beware of "RBC Online Banking Account Suspension" Phishing Scam

2017-12-04T14:20:23 -  +
Beware of "RBC Online Banking Account Suspension" Phishing Scam

Royal Bank of Canada customers who have received email or SMS text messages like the one below, which claim their accounts have been temporarily suspended, should delete the messages. They should also not follow the instructions in the messages. This is because the messages are being sent by cybercriminals to frighten and trick potential victims into clicking on the links in them, which go to phishing websites that steal RBC Royal Bank online account credentials.

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The "RBC Online Banking Account Suspension" Phishing Scam

Subject: You got 1 new message (Importance: High) Ref: 4106LDA

From: [email protected]

Equifax

Please note this is official correspondence from the RBC which require attention.

Intended to: / Reference: RBC410666

Dear valued customer,

Your RBC online banking access has been temporarily suspended.

This can be because of a recent change in your address or submitting incorrect information during the initial registration process. Please verify your account within the next 24 hours in order to avoid full online suspension.

To confirm your account please click the link below before: Dec 05, 2017

https://www.royalbank.ca/rbuconf/4106LDA/

This is your unique link to confirm your account.You will receive an email from us shortly once your account has been confirmed. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

We are using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption to protect the information you send or receive from our secure sites.

RBC Online Banking is offered by Royal Bank of Canada

RBC Royal customers who have received messages claiming that they need to do some activity on their accounts, such always go directly to http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/ and sign into their accounts. Once they have signed in, they will be notified of security updates, notifications and other important notifications. So, there is no need to click on a link in an email message, which may go to phishing or malicious website.

Also, RBC Royal customers who have already been tricked by the phishing messages, are asked to change their passwords and contact RBC Royal immediately, before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently by cyber criminals.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward suspicious, malicious, or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: [email protected]

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  • Posted: 2018-03-21T14:59:52 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- start of scam --

    From: [email protected]
    Sent: March 21, 2018 12:46 PM
    Subject: Important Update: #VWK783

    View Online

    Dear,
    Sorry for the interruption, but we are having trouble authorizing your account on our system database, as we`re doing important updates. Your RBC online banking access has been temporarily suspended.
    For security reasons, you are required to confirm your online details with us.
    How to confirm your account:

    It`s easy:

    1. Click the link below to open a secure browser window.
    2. After you log in, confirm that you`re the owner of the account, and then follow the instructions.

    hxxp://www.royalbank1.com /Confirm-Acc-VWK783

    You will receive an email from us shortly once your account has been confirmed.
    Once you`ve completed this you`ll be able to manage your account as usual.
    RBC Online and Mobile Security Guarantee. You are Protected.
    RBC Royal Bank 2018

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-16T00:38:40 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From:
    Date: February 15, 2018 at 1:29:57 PM EST
    Subject: This is a notification [38713JWU]

    EA View online click here.
    Please note is official correspondence from the RBC which may require attention.

    Your password was entered incorrectly more than 5 times.

    Because of that, our security team had to suspend your accounts and all the funds inside. Your account access and the hold on your funds will be released as soon as you verify your information. You can release the hold on your account by visiting any of our branches or by following our activation link below:

    This is your unique link to confirm your account. You will receive an email from us shortly once your account has been confirmed.

    24/7 Security

    We are at the forefront of cyber-security and use the latest and most advanced technology to keep your information secure no matter when or how you bank.

    RBC Online Banking is offered by Royal Bank of Canada

    6th Floor, South Tower Royal Bank Plaza, 201 Bay Street. Ontario, M5J 2J5"

    delete


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