Emails, purporting to be from Australia’s St. , claim that the recipient needs to click a link to login to his or account in order to update information, retrieve messages, or rectify specified problems with the account.
The messages are not from St. . They are phishing scams designed to steal personal and financial information.
Detailed analysis and references below example.
Last updated:January 21, 2013
First published: 17th June 2009
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
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Example (Received, January 2013)
Your St.George Online Banking Has Been Blocked
For your security, your St.George Online Banking account has been locked due to inactivity or because of many failed login attempts.
Click Here to Re-activate your St.George Bank account
© 1999 – 2013 St.George Internet Banking. All rights reserved.
Example (Received, December 2010)
We detected irregular activities on your St.George Internet Banking account on December 02, 2010 . Your Internet banking account has been temporarily suspended for your protection, you must verify this activity before you can continue using your Internet banking account with St.George Bank Limited.
To restore your account and verify your account activity, Kindly click on the se
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