ABSA Phishing Scams
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Date: 11 November 2007
Received from Absa Bank <Onlinebanking@absa.co.za>
Subject: Online Banking Security Update
"We've upgraded our new SSL servers to serve our customers for a better and secure banking service,against any fraudulent activities."
Just think about this for a moment. If your bank upgraded their Online Banking Service, why should you update any personal information, your personal information stays the same no matter how many times your bank upgrade their services.
The bottom line is, banks do not send e-mails like these because there is no need for them to inform their customers via e-mail about service upgrades. You will anyway be introduced to the improved services the next time you log into your account.