Butterfield Online Banking Phishing Alert


Be on the look out for emails like the one demonstrated via the text below. Do not click the links contained within these emails, they are phishing for your Butterfield Online Banking login details.

Dear Customer,

Your Butterfield Online Banking was logged into from a computer, mobile device or other location you’ve never used before. For your protection, we’ve temporarily locked your account until you can review this activity and make sure no one is using your account without your permission.

Did you log into Butterfield Online Banking from a new device or an unusual location?

– If this was not you, please click here to log into Butterfield Bank from your computer and follow the instructions provided to help you control your account information.

– If this was you, there’s no need to worry. click here to Simply log into Butterfield Online Banking again to get back into your account.

For more information, visit our Help Center here:

Thank you for choosing Butterfield.
Butterfield Security Team

Beware Fake Punjab National Bank ‘NetBanking Online Notification’


Punjab National Bank customers are warned to be wary of fake ‘NetBanking Online Notification’ emails that may say/look like the text below. WARNING, do not click any links contained within any such email. Simply delete the email immediately.


Net Banking Upgrade Notifications.
Dear PNB Net Banking User,

Punjab National Bank is constantly striving to provide you with more convenience, control, and security to assist in managing your finances online. As part of our ongoing efforts to operate on ISO requirements, and create an enhanced security portal for your online banking services, we have upgraded the PNB Electronic-Sign Consent and Online Access. To Upgrade your account security status it is mandatory that you kindly Login to your online banking using the link specified below to update us on ur account informations.

Do kindly update and Unlock your E-Sign account profile by downloading the attached file

Failure to update your account details within seventy two (72) hours of receiving this notice could lead to account being suspended and online access restricted.
Thank you for your cooperation.


PNB Bank Ltd.
Online Banking Security Unit

Copyright ? 2004 Punjab National Bank

Beware Fake/Phishing Visa Cardholder Emails


Visa Cardholders, beware of fake/phishing Visa Cardholder emails like the one we received (see email text below):

Dear Visa Cardholder,

Continuous Monitoring is an integral part of Visa’s multiple layers of security. In addition to other fraud monitoring tools, we can often spot fraud based upon transactions on the card that are outside of cardholders typical purchasing pattern.
This allows us to spot fraudulent activity as quickly as possible and acts as an early-warning system to identify fraudulent activity.

During a recent checkout we detected suspicious activity and your Visa card may have been compromised. Fraudulent activity made it necessary to limit your card for online services.

Your Case ID Number is: AV056BJ348QA05

Conform to our security requirements and in order to continue online services with your card, we must validate your identity.

Please use our link below to proceed:
[link removed]

Visa takes online security very seriously so that you can shop safely on the Internet. As part of our commitment to fighting fraud we have the
right to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety
of any person, or violations of the terms and conditions for using Visa.

© Copyright 1996-2011 Visa. All Rights Reserved.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Phishing Alert


Persons are warned to beware of a fraudulent email that is being circulated with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) logo and text which makes the email appear to be from the FDIC. The email is an elaborate phishing scheme which seeks to dupe you into revealing your critical banking information to fraudsters. Here are some more details about the email:

Email subjectInsurance of your business accounts

Email bodyWe have important information about your bank.

Please click here to find further details.

This includes information on the acquiring bank (if applicable), how your accounts and loans are affected, and how vendors can file claims against the receivership

Beware of emails like this, and delete them immediately. Never click any links contained within emails such as this.

RBC Royal Bank of Canada Customers – Beware Fraudulent Phishing Emails


Customers of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) are being warned to beware of fraudulent emails that appear to be coming from RBC, but which are actually phishing emails that seek to gain access to the Internet banking account login details of RBC customers. Below we’ve featured the text of one such email which was received today:

Dear Customer,

We’ve made some enhancements to our Sign In Protection feature, providing you with additional security when using Online Banking. As a result you may notice some changes to the Sign In Protection and Personal Verification Question screens.

We need to update your information and place a new security recognition cookie on your computer. To securely Sign In » to Online Banking just click here or go directly to www.rbc.com .

However, Failure to do so may result in temporary account suspension.Please understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect you and your account.

With the newly-enhanced Sign In Protection, you can now select from a variety of Personal Verification Questions which help encourage unique and memorable answers.

© Royal Bank of Canada 1995-2011

Be On The Look Out For US Bank Phishing Attempts


US Bank customers, be on the look out for fraudulent emails that appear to be coming from US Bank, but which are really from scammers who are attempting steal your login information. Do NOT click the link(s) contained within these emails. Sample text from one of the US Bank scam emails can be seen below (italics).

Dear Customer,

Sensitive area to your US Bank Online Access has been limited due to a mis-match of access code between your security details. You now need to verify your Identity to enable you continue accessing your Internet Banking.

To verify your identity, click on the guide-link below and follow the directions to instant activation or please call our Online Helpdesk on 1-851 455 4555 to activate your account and security information. Calls will be charged at local rates and it will take up to 5 minutes.

IMPORTANT: You are strictly advised to match your Identity correctly to avoid service denial.

Yours Sincerely,
USbank Online?? Helpdesk

Beware of scams like this. Stay ahead of the scammers using Scam Reports, a scam trend watching website.

If you end up getting scammed, you might need to find a company like LifeLock to make sure your identity is protected.

First Dakota National Bank Email Scam


First Dakota National Bank is warning of an e-mail scam seeking the personal information customers. According to a media release issued by the bank earlier today, the e-mails resemble correspondence from First Dakota.

The scam email states: “You have 1 new ALERT message. Please login to your First Dakota National Bank Online Login and visit the Message Center section in order to read the message. To Login, please click the link below: First Dakota National Bank Online Banking.

If an unsuspecting person clicks the link, it takes them to a “phishing site” that claims their Internet banking account has been locked and requests personal information such as a name, e-mail address, zip code and debit card information.

In today’s media release, the bank stated: “These e-mails are fraudulent and have NOT been authorized by First Dakota. First Dakota will NEVER request your personal information via phone or e-mail. Do not enter any information. If you have responded and given your card number, PIN number or any personal information, contact your bank immediately.

The First Dakota name has also been used during the last week in a massive phone scam that attempts to get people to give out personal information.