"Protocol Authenticate Your Bradesco From Bench Account For Your Safety" Phishing Scam

The email message below, which appears as if it came from Banco Bradesco's security team, is a phishing scam. The email was designed to trick the recipients into believing that a security flaw in their Banco Bradesco accounts has been corrected and they need to click on a link that goes to confirm and continue to their banking transactions. But, the link in the fake email message goes to fake Banco Bradesco website that has been created by cyber criminals to trick visitors into signing in. Once the visitors attempt to sign-in, their usernames and passwords will be sent to cybercriminals who will use it hijacked their accounts and use them fraudulently.

Protocol Authenticate Your Bradesco From Bench Account For Your Safety Phishing Scam

The "Protocol Authenticate Your Bradesco From Bench Account For Your Safety" Phishing Scam

The email message was sent originally in Portuguese. Below is a copy of the same email in English and Portuguese.

From: bradesco@bradescosac.com.br < bradesco@bradescosac.com.br >
Sent: 29 May 2017 23:54
Subject: 742 371 012 092 Protocol Authenticate Your Bradesco From Bench Account For Your Safety

© Center BRADESCO Service.

Important statement.

Dear (a) Customer ,

It is with great satisfaction that the security team sent this email to you the customer. The reason we are contacting is to warn of the registration of your account with us.

After correction of some security flaws in our system, some customers will have to make a simple confirmation so that we can continue to all their banking transactions, including those made through ATMs.

For your convenience we have opened a channel via Internet Banking, thus avoiding congestion in our branches and providing you speed and comfort.

Note: The non - realization of the procedure will cause the stoppage of all services provided by our institution, via telephone, Internet and ATMs.

Click the button below to start the correction procedure.

CORRECTION START

This why Banco Bradesco customers should never click on a link to sign into their accounts. They should always go directly to Banco Bradesco's website at www.bradesco.com.br/ and sign in from there. After signing in, important notifications or changes will be shown to them, if there are any.

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"Protocol Authenticate Your Bradesco From Bench Account For Your Safety" Phishing Scam