Important Message from ABSA
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Subject: Important Message from ABSA
From: ABSA. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 07:47:35 -0500
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We have been receiving complaints from some of our customers
about unauthorised use of their online bank access.
Some invalid logon attempts into your online
account access was noticed and we and have therefore limited certain
online features until we verify your recent access.
Restore your Access
You are advised to strictly adhere to this feature as
failure to do so may result in permanent account suspension.
Noticed something strange in this sentence? ...was noticed and we and have... Looks like the scammer interrupted himself while typing this sentence.
So if other people try to break into my account you will suspend it permanently. What kind of bank will punish their clients for being a victim of hacker's attempts to break into their account? Quite frankly, no single bank will do something illogical as this.
Normally, after 3 unsuccessful login attempts, your account will be locked down until you visit a branch, in person, to have your passwords reset. It is and will never be normal procedure to remove these restrictions via a link in an e-mail.
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