by: Rob Kidd From: The Courier-Mail June 04, 2012
SCAMMERS are targeting Suncorp Bank customers by asking for online banking details in fake emails littered with spelling and grammar errors.
The email, supposedly from the bank, is headed "Security Alert" and says Suncorp is introducing a new security server to fight online fraud.
Customers are then asked to confirm online banking details by clicking a link.
A Suncorp spokesman said customers should "never" click on suspicious links in emails or provide personal details.
"If customers ever have any questions or concerns about an email they should contact us immediately,’’ he said.
A read of the email reveals spelling and grammar are not the fraudsters’ strong points.
"Based on the internet and online fraud that is happening to our numerous customers on daily basis(sic), our Technical security department has introduce(sic) a new security server,’’ it reads.
"We apologise for any inconveniency(sic) this may cause you.’’
Scam email text:
Dear Valued Customers,
Based on the internet and online fraud that is happening to our numerous customers on daily basis,
our Technical security department has introduce a new security server (SSL).
which will help us fight and block this online fraud and threat and prevent you from any phishing messages.
Therefore you are mandated to secure your online banking on our new secure server SSL
Kindly click on the link below to Re - Confirm and secure your Online Bank Account Details.
Re - Confirm - Your Bank Account Details.
N.B: We apologise for any inconviniency this may cause you.
Suncorp Bank Security Team.