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Beware of "Scotiabank Info Alerts" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "Scotiabank Info Alerts" Phishing Scams

Cybercriminals are sending out phishing Scotiabank email and text messages like the one below, which claim the recipients' accounts or funds have been frozen. Therefore, Scotiabank customers who have received email messages claiming that their accounts have been frozen or they need to update or verify their information should go directly to Scotiabanks' website at www.scotiabank.com and sign into their accounts, instead of clicking on the link in the email messages. Once they have signed in, they will be notified of updates, changes or other important activities. This is one of the best protection techniques against phishing scams.

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A Sample of a "Scotiabank Info Alerts" Phishing Scam

Subject: Action Required: Important information / Account number 76277

From: Scotia.InfoAlerts.email76277.customer@ email.arc.nasa.gov

Date: Wed 5/3/2017 10:34 AM

Hi [email address removed],

We detected something unusual about a recent sign-in to your ScotiaBank account. To help keep you safe, we required an extra security challenge.

Sign-in details: (When and where this happened)

Country/region: Nova Scotia, Canada , IP address: 24.222.21.81 , Date: 1/4/2017 , 11:27 PM

To protect your personal information and funds we have temporarily frozen your account access.

You have 24 hours to verify your details online. After this limited period of time you would have to visit your nearest branch to unlock it.

As soon as your security details are confirmed you will be able to access your funds and account as usual. Please follow the link below:

Click here to confirm ►http://www.scotiabank.com/[email address removed]-id-762

Scotiabank Team 2017

The link in the phishing email message goes to a fake Scotiabank website. Once on the fake website, visitors will be asked to verify their Scotiabank accounts by submitting their credit card information, personal information, and account credentials. If the requested information is submitted, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the scam. The cybercriminal will then use the stolen information to steal their victims' money and use their accounts fraudulently.

Scotiabank customers who know or think they may have been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to contact Scotiabank immediately for help.

Remember, Scotiabank will never:

  • send you unsolicited emails or text messages asking for confidential information, such as your password, PIN, access code, credit card and account numbers.
  • ask you to validate or restore your account access through an email or text message.

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

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  • Posted: Yesterday at 9:15 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Received a text this morning.

    "Scotia InfoAlerts - Online Access Blocked for security reasons. For more details visit hxxp://scotia.online-ca.top..." The number it came from was 1-289-885-4346.

    Thank you for posting this information. I don't bank with Scotiabank and never have.

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 3, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

    I received a text to this effect this morning. Thank you for posting this information and confirming what I suspected. I don't bank with Scotiabank and never have.

    "ScotiaAlerts: Please confirm your mobile number to sign up for ScotiaAlerts. All customers are required to register or online accounts may get temporarily suspended. Continue here:<link>"

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 26, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada

    Received a call from 1-876 571-4643 saying it was the Bank of Nova Scotia & wanted to deposit money into my account that I won from reader's digest but needed my debit card number. I did not give it to them!

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  • Posted: May 3, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

    Yep, I too have received this email scam in spite of the fact I haven't used my Scotiabank account for 25 years. Thank goodness I trust my instincts! Had a feeling this wasn't right so went searching on the net.

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  • Posted: May 3, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Kensington, England, United Kingdom

    Received this email, don't even reside in Canada let alone have a Scotiabank account.

    delete


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