Cahoot Bank Phishing for Identity Theft

Posted: May 24, 2009 in Phishing spoofing
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Just got this one today and as usual, the hyperlink leads to a spooked site were the botom feeders are waiting to steal your personal banking information and identity.
Remember to never use a provided hyperlink. Financial institutions never deal with their customers via email.

From: customerservices.alerts@cahoot.co.uk
Subject: Cahoot Bank-Unlock Your Account
Date: May 22, 2009 9:04:31 AM EDT (CA)
To: Undisclosed recipients: ;
Reply-To: customerservices.alerts@cahoot.co.uk

Your Internet Banking Has been Locked due to three Consecutive Failures Of The Banking
Security Check. to Unlock Your Cahoot Bank Account Internet Banking,
Please Activate Your Account Below

Unlock Your Cahoot Online Banking

©2009 Cahoot Bank. All right Reserved.

AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and illustrates the interest rate if paid and compounded each year. Gross p.a. means the yearly rate of interest before income tax deduction, if applicable.
#These rates are variable and correct as at 1st April 2009 – The AER assumes that the deposit was made on 1st April 2009.
Secure your savings with cahoot. We’re backed by one of the world’s largest banks. For details, please click here.

*Rates correct as at 19/03/09. 4.01% AER assumes funds invested on 30th April 2009.
**Offer available to new and existing customers bringing new savings not currently held within the Santander Group (cahoot, Abbey, Alliance & Leicester, Bradford & Bingley savings and Cater Allen)

cahoot is a division of Abbey National plc. Abbey National plc. Registered Office: Abbey National House, 2 Triton Square, Regent’s Place, London, NW1 3AN, United Kingdom. Registered Number 2294747. Registered in England. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. FSA registration number 106054. http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/register. cahoot and Abbey are registered trademarks.

Comments
  1. Bernz says:

    Yes, that’s true. And as much as possible, don’t do your transactions online. There’s too many predators lurking around. And type in the exact address of the site rather than clicking on links.

  2. Rachelle T. says:

    I concur with Bernz. It’s too dangerous to do payment and banking transactions online. There are lot of “websites” that acts as the original banking websites to steal your money and identity. You have to be aware of the URL you’re typing in. Make sure the protocol used by the bank is https:// for secured connection. Just my two cents.

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