Fraudsters target NAB bank account

Mozo

Tuesday 14 October 2008

Online fraudsters have sent out a slew of emails that try to trick people into providing bank account login details and other personal info, NAB has warned.

The bank alerted those using its online bank accounts to the hoaxes, which claim that access to facilities such as savings accounts have been restricted for security reasons.

NAB warned that the emails were fraudulent and that responding to them could expose people to the risk of fraud.

It urged Aussies to stop and think about any unsolicited emails they receive and contact the bank if they are in any doubt as to the legitimacy of a message.

Earlier in the week, St George also warned that scammers were pulling the same trick on its customers in an effort to get hold of their bank account details.

“Beware of hoax emails designed to look like they’ve come from St.George. We will never send emails that request you to enter your personal information or redirect you to log on to internet banking,” it explained.

As well as taking money out of savings accounts, scammers can use personal details to apply for things like car loans or credit cards.ADNFCR-1761-ID-18825591-ADNFCR

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