Maybank2u.com Email Phishing Scam
I have receive email from Maybank2u.com it’s actually a scam. Why? Read more…
Title/Subject : Important Account Security
From Email Address : Maybank Group
Dear Maybank member :
Our comprehensive fraud-prevention program is one of the key reasons Maybank is a safe way to pay online. We believe that innovation and careful analysis is the way to beat fraud. That’s why Maybank has developed industry-leading models to review every transaction. and help detect suspicious activity.
In order to continue to operate the Maybank service and to reduce the risk of fraud, Maybank . (“Maybank” or “we”) must ask you to provide us information about yourself and your every requested information on our secure page;.
To do so please follow the link below.
https://www.maybank2u.com.my/services/onlineprotection?verification [The Actual Link >> http://www.guenterontour.de/include/mayredi.php (do not click on it)]
We believe that innovation and careful analysis is the way to beat fraud. That’s why Maybank has developed industry-leading models to review every transaction. and help detect suspicious activity. Our Fraud Investigation Team is dedicated to creating a safe Maybank community. If we suspect fraud in your account, we’ll contact you immediately. .
In my Yahoo Inbox
In my Hotmail Inbox
I went to the link but it shows the following error, I’m sure they are the same look and feel to the Maybank2u.com website and asking for login name and password, if it load accordingly.
The requested URL /include/mayredi.php was not found on this server.
I receive this in all my mail, yahoo, hotmail, gmail. I think this is very important to bring out and let all the Maybank2u.com user know about it.
What is Phishing?
Phishing is a form of fraud designed to steal your identity. It works by using false pretenses to get you to disclose sensitive personal information, such as credit and debit card numbers, account passwords, or Social Security numbers.
One of the most common phishing scams involves sending a fraudulent email that claims to be from a well-known company. Phishing can also be carried out in person, over the phone, through fraudulent pop-up windows, and websites. more
Tips and Advise on how to fight Phishing or Scam
So when you receive any email from bank, confirmed with the bank and check wither it’s a scam or not. I repeat, do not click on any link in the email that look suspicious. When u do that, you will eventually leak your information to the culprit.
There’s a way that I always check whether it’s from the real bank or not. Before you click on the link, you can actually see the real link behind by mouse over or view source. By doing that you can also check whether it’s pointing to the bank that sent you the email or pointing to other pishing website. So when you see a link like paypal, it’s actually bringing you to another website that look exactly the same but it’s not the real bank. So beware.
Another way that you can check is, when you reach the website thru the link in the email, try to login using wrong login name and password, if it’s logged in then you know it’s a pishing scam, if not than it should be safe.
So the safer way is, bookmark you the bank website and every time want to visit, just click on your bookmark =)
Tell your friends or loved one about it if not they will be trapped.