Local bank comes under phishing attack!

I get emails from quite a few foreign banks asking me to update my account by clicking on some link. Since i dont have any international account, i normally ignore these emails. However, today, i got an (authentic) email from MCB Bank, warning me of similar emails being sent out on ITS behalf!

This post is more of an advisory to all MCB Virtual Banking account holders than anything else. Never give out your banking details over the internet, call up the bank and ask why you’re getting the email.

The text of the email follows:

Dear Customer,

It has come to our knowledge that some of our customers have received an email with:

Subject: “Your Account Will Be Suspended”

From email: MCB Bank <upgrade@onlinemailingnetworking.com>

And asking you to provide information or stating that your Virtual Banking Account would be shut down.

Please note that if you have received any such email, KINDLY IGNORE IT AND DO NOT ACT ON ANY INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN IN IT. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PROVIDED ANY INFORMATION IN REPLY TO THAT EMAIL PLS CALL OUR CALL CENTER 111-000-622 AND INFORM IMMEDIATELY.

Also do not give out or email your MCB virtual banking password, username or any other personal information to any website/person other than MCB virtual banking section. Your virtual banking password should remain discrete and for use only. In case you provide your password or any other sensitive information through any medium to any 3rd party, MCB will be free of any financial liability.

Please be assured that your Virtual Banking Account is safe and running as before giving you innovative services and bringing the Bank at your door step.

MCB bank continues to ensure that you are delivered the best services possible. For any query at all please feel free to call our round the clock Call Center 111-000-MCB (622)

Thank you

MCB Customer Support

5 Comments so far

  1. Hasan ZUuberi (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2008 @ 8:18 pm

    Thats quick mansoor,

    I just received this email as an e-banking customer.

    Very good of you to spread the word.

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Hasan Zuberi (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2008 @ 8:18 pm

    Thats quick mansoor,

    I just received this email as an e-banking customer.

    Very good of you to spread the word.

    Keep up the good work.


  3. SS (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2008 @ 12:41 am

    …. another one of those axact achievments…


  4. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2008 @ 3:23 am


    I was wondering if we have wraped ourselves too much into technology and the city life.

    yes


  5. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2008 @ 5:32 am

    Thanks for sharing.

    I’ve heard of SCB customers being targeted as well, but have not come across it myself.

    Just like real life one has to be careful online.

    When replying, make sure you know who its from.

    Easy way is to check the domain name. For example in this case any request would/should come directly from MCB and hence the domain name should be “@MCB.com” and not “@onlinemailingnetworking.com”.

    Since its a scam the domain is likely to change with time & if unsure despite a legitimate looking mail, one could always call the bank directly and verify the authenticity.



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