Lately, I have been receiving numerous phishing emails disguised as all kinds of financial institutions. One day it is the ” Cahoot Bank” ( I didn’t even know this existed ). The next day it is for the Bank of Montreal; followed by ” Alliance & Leicester Bank, just to name a few.
They are all just a bunch of Phishing scammer emails. They all urge you to log in right away, something is wrong with your account! Rest assured there is nothing wrong and if you want to do any transactions or seek information about your accounts, go directly to the actual site of your institution.
These emails provide a hyper link that will lead you to a “Spoofed” site that may look like your actual banking institution’s site but it is not. Should you enter your account information and password, Well guess what! You just gave access to your account to some low life scum bag, bottom feeder and are now a victim of identity thieft.
No and I repeat No financial institution will ever use email to enquire about anything important or concerning your personal information. They just don’t do that.
Should you receive any emails similar to the one below, do yourself a favour and flush it as quick as it is humanly possible, don’t let the bottom feeders steal your identity.
Subject: Cahoot Online-Important: security Information!!!
Date: April 28, 2009 6:39:57 AM EDT (CA)
To: Undisclosed recipients: ;
we recently reviewed your account, and suspect that your
online account may have been accessed by unauthorized third-party
We are urging you to log On and immediately report any suspicious Activity
We Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter,
Please Understand that this is a Security Measure Intended
To help and you and your account, we Apologize for any inconvenience