ANZ Internet Banking Phishing Scams

Date: 9 January 2007
Received from "ANZ Bank" <custsupport-694836146111593id@anz.com>
Subject: ANZ Internet Banking: Urgent Security Notification

Dear ANZ Customer,

 For the User Agreement, Section 9, we may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide our services to you if we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us.

  • Our terms and conditions you agreed to state that your service must always be under your control or those you designate all times. We have noticed some unusual activity related to your service that indicates that other parties may have access and or control of your information's in your service.

  • We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in to your ANZ Account, service from a foreign IP address. If you recently accessed your service while traveling, the unusual log in attempts may have been initiated by you. However, if you did not initiate the logins, please visit ANZ homepage as soon as possible to restore your account status.

  • The log in attempt was made from:
    ISP host : user-0cdf2ni.cable.mindspring.com

To restore your account status click the link below:

https://www.anz.com/login.php?activate=098123456df

 

Sincerely,
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

This e-mail can easily mislead a client of this bank. The ISP host mentioned in this e-mail will most probably never match the ISP of any ANZ customer. This could easily lead to panic and the user may impulsively click on the "link" provided in this e-mail. Most banks block access to your bank account after three unsuccessful login attempts. You will need to visit a branch of your bank with proper identification to release the block from your account. Just ask yourself, what is the use of blocking an account if you can restore access to it with the use of a simple e-mail like this?