ABSA Phishing Scams

Date: 11 November 2007
Received from Absa Bank <Onlinebanking@absa.co.za>
Subject: Online Banking Security Update

Absa Bank Limited
 



Dear Sir/Madam,

ABSA Bank Limited is hereby announcing the New Security Upgrade. We've upgraded our new SSL servers to serve our customers for a better and secure banking service,against any fraudulent activities.

Due to this recent upgrade, you are requested to update your account information by clicking the link below.

https://ib.absa.co.za/ib/ib.jsp/1/2/

ABSA Online Banking
Security Advisor
ABSA Bank Limited


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ABSA Email ID # 1009

 

"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.