new email scam

Another email scam to watch out for

Clients of one of Australia’s big four banks have once again been targeted by internet scammers hoping to steal confidential information.

The latest scam, found by email security firm MailGuard, has been shipped out of many different compromised accounts pretending to be NAB.

Clients receive an email painstakingly doctored to look like official correspondence from the lender, with the body describing the previous BPAY payment was put on hold.

It advises the possible victim to click on a given link to verify their transaction history to make sure the payment can be processed.

Upon entering their information, the fraudulent login page then redirects to a safety form which asks clients to fill in many confidential details, including their credit card info.

Any information entered up until this stage is passed over to cyber criminals before the page redirects to the real NAB site.

Avoid clicking emails that aren’t addressed to you by name, have poor English or omit personal details that a valid sender would comprise – you can always call the organisation to double-check it is official.

Should you click on the link and are taken to a login page, take another minute to stop and think about what you are handing over.

Report the spam email to the organisation and Scamwatch.