NEW BANKING SCAM TARGETING FNB CUSTOMERS

The new scam starts with clients receiving an email informing them that a process has been started by the bank’s Security Team following a request to the bank to close your FNB Online Banking account.

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FNB has been warning it’s customers to be on the look out for a new scam that tries to trick their clients into giving up their banking details and passwords, in order to avoid having their accounts closed.

It’s similar to many scams in the past and FNB wants to remind clients that it will never ask for your username, password or PIN in an email, sms or phone call.

The new scam starts with clients receiving an email informing them that a process has been started by the bank’s Security Team following a request to the bank to close your FNB Online Banking account.

You will also be informed that your account and card will be restricted and your online banking blocked after 24hrs of receipt of the email.

You will be prompted to follow a link, should the cancellation request not be from you:

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Next, you will need to select another link to unlock a PDF document with instructions.

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This link will redirect you to a fraudulent page mimicking the bank’s website.

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Next, you will be presented with a screen requesting your personal information so that the fraudsters can access your banking profile.

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Meanwhile, you will be informed that the OTP you entered was incorrect and that another one will be sent to your cellphone. This is an attempt to keep you busy while the fraudsters access your banking profile.

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Remember to think before you act and keep your money safe!

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SOURCE: http://www.idurban.co.za/dont-get-caught-out-by-the-new-banking-scam-targeting-fnb-customers/

 

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