Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Con Job Involving Four Local Banks

A friend's friend working in one of the mentioned banks below warned his circle of friends not to reveal any of their personal or banking particulars if they were to receive any emails requesting for such. Banks will not request their customers to respond via emails at all.

A sample of such scrupulous emails is shown below. Worst of all, there are people who will still fall for it .......... no matter how many times it was reported in the mainstream media.

From: Online Banking []
Sent: 19 May 2005 7:28 AM
Subject: *****SPAM***** HIGH * Hong Leong/Bumiputra Commerce/AmBank Group/Alliance Bank

Dear Hong Leong/Bumiputra Commerce/AmBank Group/Alliance Bank Member,

This email was sent by the Bank server to verify your e-mail address. You must complete this process by clicking on the link below and entering in the small window your Hong Leong/Bumiputra Commerce/AmBank Group/Alliance Bank online access details. This is done for your protection - because some of our members no longer have access to their email addresses and we must verify it.

To verify your e-mail address and access your account, click on the link below:-

If You Have Hong Leong Bank Account:

If You Have Alliance Bank Account:

If You Have Bumiputra Commerce Bank Account:

If You Have AmBank Group Account:

I really wonder how the con job could be executed with a url connection that ties in with the actual bank's url address. The exception was Bumiputra Commerce's url address where it's totally different ......... it's a local e-commerce website promoting local products.

Something's very fishy somewhere ...............

P/S - don't know where will those url address lead you too ......... I didn't try as I'm not wasting my time with it

Related post - Scammers Used Malaysian Bank Without Fear
Tags: Hong Leong Bank Berhad, Bumiputra-Commerce Bank Berhad, AmBank Group Berhad, Alliance Bank Berhad, E-Channel, Con Job



Blogger Jason Law said...

they are phising !

04 February, 2009 11:21  
Blogger T T Tan said...

The amazing fact is how they manage to use the links such as www.(bankname) when the banks are already using it..

04 February, 2009 17:53  
Blogger Tanya said...

i got this few days ago and right away...i deleted's so obvious that these are conmen and i still wonder how some people can fall for it

04 February, 2009 19:34  
Blogger bZbee said...

gosh...i was logged on with my sis's account...wrong person giving comments there

04 February, 2009 19:36  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

jason - i wonder whether the bank cld delete those links

tan - that's the thing i'm trying to highlight

tanya - greed is the reason

bzbee - haha, nvm

11 February, 2009 13:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, it'll be very dangerous if they could even access and use the actual bank URL to redirect. I've just tested and those URL leads to 404 Page Not Found. Hmm...

01 March, 2009 22:27  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

preco - u'll never when they'll re-activate those url links again to dupe others

09 March, 2009 04:42  

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