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Beware of "Scotiabank Info Alerts" Phishing Scams

2017-05-03T12:08:45 -  +
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.

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

Also, report scams, untrustworthy, or fraudulent websites to us. Tell us why you consider the websites untrustworthy or fraudulent.

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  • Posted: Apr 12, 2018 3:59 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Auckland (Newmarket), Auckland, New Zealand

    Just received this email from Scotia Bank - the problem is that we are situated in New Zealand and don't have an account with them... Strange...


    "This automated message has been sent because bsclcm@scotiabank.com has attempted to send you a secure, encrypted e-mail message.
    To view this e-mail, please download attached file and log in with your existing account.
    Please note that a self-password-reset feature has been added to the Scotiabank Secure Email Service.
    Once you login to the Scotiabank secure email service you will be prompted to select a challenge question and enter your answer to the question.

    You will use the selected challenge question and answer during a password reset.
    For further information on how to use this service please refer to the Secure Email User Guide.

    Vous avez reçu ce message automatisé parce que
    bsclcm@scotiabank.com

    vous a envoyé un courriel sécurisé.

    Pour lire ce courriel, veuillez télécharger le fichier joint ou vous connecter à votre compte existant.
    Veuillez noter qu’une fonction de réinitialisation de mot de passe en libre-service a été ajoutée au service de courriel sécurisé de la Banque Scotia.

    Lorsque vous ouvrirez une session dans le système de courriel sécurisé de la Banque Scotia, un message guide vous demandera de sélectionner une question secrète et d’entrer la réponse à cette question.
    Vous aurez besoin de la question secrète choisie et de la réponse pour réinitialiser le mot de passe.
    Pour de plus amples renseignements sur la façon d'utiliser le Service de courriel sécurisé – Guide de l’utilisateur.


    Se le ha enviado este mensaje automático porque
    bsclcm@scotiabank.com
    ha intentado enviarle un correo electrónico seguro y cifrado.
    Para ver este correo electrónico, por favor descargue adjunto o puede ingresar utilizando su cuenta existente.
    Tome en cuenta que se ha agregado una función de restablecimiento de contraseña al servicio de Correo Electrónico Seguro Scotiabank.
    Una vez que inicie sesión en el servicio de correo electrónico seguro Scotiabank, recibirá una solicitud para que elija una pregunta e ingrese la respuesta correspondiente.
    La pregunta y la respuesta serán requeridas durante el restablecimiento de contraseña.
    SI desea más información sobre cómo usar este servicio, sírvase consultar la Guía de Correo Electrónico Seguro para el Usuario."

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  • Posted: Mar 6, 2018 8:56 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Scotiabank CA <2466174434.HMRSFTMNIMSSUQLFEUEL.24661744346676411714 @e1.lasenza.com>
    Sent: March 5, 2018 1:01 PM
    Subject: [ALERT]# 2466174

    Scotiabank

    E-mail No: 2466174434 / 5 March 2018

    Your Account account has been seletected to be verified, if not verified within 24 hours, we shall suspend your account.

    hxxps5://www.scotiabank.com/verified=jackay01@hotmail.com
    Robert L. Thompson, Fraud Manager
    Scotiabank 2018 "

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    • Posted: Mar 10, 2018 1:58 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

      Got one of these

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  • Posted: Feb 28, 2018 3:45 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "[No Subject]
    Sun 2/18/2018 6:55 PM

    ScotiaBank (1) InfosAlerts* : hxxp://scotiabank.securessldata.com"

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 20, 2018 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.

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  • Posted: Oct 3, 2017 3:53 AM 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:"

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  • Posted: Jul 26, 2017 5:27 PM 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 5:02 PM 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 3:58 PM 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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