It's been quite a while since I last made a post on phishing methods for your online banking log-in details. I have to say these fraudsters are getting really good at it.
Here's one I just received purporting to be from FNB:
All laid out to look just like any other email you might get from FNB. (I got one ripping off a Standard Bank confirmation notice the other day that was a dead ringer for the real thing).Dear Customer
Do you know that with FNB Internet banking, you can eliminate the cost of receiving and transferring funds from or to your account?
FNB has introduced a new scheme for all account holders to receive a return on incurred charges over the year.
This benefit is available to all internet banking subscribers with a minimum balance of R1000.
You are hereby advised to verify your account in other to qualify for this benefit.
Click here to verify
*link not published for obvious reasons - but safe to say you're not going to FNB's website*
Internet Banking Team
But it's not just the "look and feel" of these phishing emails that have got so much better - it's also the strategic thinking.
It appeals to greed and...
It makes sure you've got at least R1 000.00 in your bank account to rip off!