We reproduce the alert message published by Indian Banks’ Association in their website about phishing attempt made by some fraudsters, on the customers of various Banks, including that of Indian Overseas Bank.
We once again request our customers to be alert on such attempts and not to share their passwords and PIN numbers to any body through internet and Mail.
Reproduced text from IBA:
It has come to our notice that some fraudsters are sending phishing messages in the name of Indian Banks’ Association to entice gullible bank customers to part with their ID and password. The message reads as under:-
" Indian Banks’ Association provides an additional layer of security for online purchases by helping to prevent unauthorized individuals from using your ATM Card to buy online
To identify yourself, Please click on the link below and follow the Simple step
It will be noted that while our address of the website is www.iba.org.in, the mischief monger created a template similar to our home page of the IBA website.
We request all customers to please take due care of such messages purported to have been sent by IBA and do not share your password/ID under any circumstances.
Place : Mumbai
Date : July 6, 2009
Phishing is an E-mail fraud method in which the perpetrator sends out legitimate-looking email in an attempt to gather personal and financial information from recipients. Typically, the messages appear to come from well-known and trustworthy Web sites.
Never respond to requests for personal information via e-mail.
Visit Web sites by typing the URL into your address bar.
Never enter personal information in pop-up screen.
Card skimming is the illegal copying of information from the magnetic strip of a credit or ATM card, either to make counterfeit cards or to put the card information to use in the Internet and then siphon off funds from the account