The "Scotiabank Temporarily Suspended your Account" Phishing Scam
----- Forwarded message -----
From: "Scotiabank" <Scotiabank.email@example.com>
Sent: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 at 10:27 AM
Subject: Scotiabank-Alert Invoice 5168548583-OER@scotiabank.ca
We have temporarily suspended your account due to recent security changes.
Have you logged in from a new device or location ?
Simply unsuspend your login by following the link below :
Failure to do so in the next 24 hours may result in permanent account suspension
We are sorry for this inconvenience.
Scotiabank security team
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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