Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Latest! Maybank2u SCAM!

I discovered this new scam today. Usually I dont really check my junk mails but today, somehow I decided to go thru them one by one. And I stumbled upon this!

Guys and girl, please dont fall for these!

Check this out. Its a print screen from my email and I have already highlighted some important notices in the email that says its a scam.

1. From above, you can see that the sender's email is xxx@maybank2u.my. We all know that, Maybank2u is running on www.maybank2u.com.my and not as the above.

2. Then again, the whole email was signed off as www.maybank2u.com.my. But when I mouse over both the links, that was the link I got. That means, when you click on any of the 2 links, it does not bring you to the official Maybank2u website but to the link that is shown above.

This is taken from Maybank2u's Online FAQ.

1. What is phishing?

Phishing is a process where scamsters trick you into giving them your user IDs, passwords or credit card details, so that they can gain access to your online banking accounts.

Victims are known to receive phone calls, SMS or most frequently emails claiming to be from a bank or trading partner, asking them for personal information to re-register or update their accounts. Soon after they've provided this information, they usually find that their banking accounts have been cleared out.

2. How do I recognise a phishing scam / site?

Here are a couple of ways you can spot a phishing scam

* you receive a phone call, SMS or email asking you to provide personal/ security information or TAC
* a phishing email link, when clicked, will open into an un-secure login site, with its URL most likely to begin with http, instead of the secure https
* the phishing site's URL may contain misspelled words, like "Mybank" instead of Maybank.

3. How do I prevent phishing attempts?

Here are several safe tips to minimise threats of "phishing" and similar scams

* Do not trust any phone calls, SMS, e-mail, web and chat that requests for your personal details and identity.
* Never click on a URL link in an e-mail or fill out forms in e-mail messages and un-trusted websites.
* Go directly to your bank's web site to access Internet Banking and manually key in the company's web site address in the browser's URL bar.
* Keep up-to-date with the latest security patches. Update your Operating System and Internet Browser with the latest patches, making sure all security and critical patches are applied. Use anti-virus software and, if possible, personal firewalls. Ensure your anti-virus software is up to date with the latest signatures.
* Scanning your PC regularly from a popular anti-virus web site is also recommended.
* Lastly, if an online money-making scheme seems too good to be true, it probably is. This generally holds true for off-line schemes as well!

Again I say, dont ever fall for this. If not, Dato Michael Chong will be very busy again. LOL!

Till then, please be very careful of what you click online, take good care and God bless!

I received a reply from Maybank2u regarding this scam. This is what they said.

Dear Sir/ Madam

Thank you for your email.

We appreciate your effort in forwarding the e-mail to us.

Meanwhile, kindly ignore the email and we advise you NOT to log on to any website links contained in an e-mail. We wish to highlight the fact that Maybank will never send emails to customers requesting for personal information.

Please be assured that the relevant department is monitoring the progress closely and action would be taken to take down the phishing websites once it had been detected. However, we are unable to rule out the possibility that another website with a different URL may come up.

Hence, we would appreciate that you continue to ignore and delete such phishing emails.

Should you require any further assistance, you are welcome to contact our Customer Service Executives at telephone number 1 300 88 66 88 or 03-7844 3696 (overseas) 24 hours a day , 7 days a week.

Best regards,
Maybank Group Customer Care

1 comment:

julian said...

I've had the same one too :)

Another giveaway is the spelling mistake at the top - "You're MayBank account...", which literally means 'You are MayBank account'...

Anyway, banks *never* send you emails asking you to give them details.

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