Of late there is plenty of scams going about and banking is a big problem of late and becoming annoying to say the least,these scams/phishing attempts are also looking more genuine too and can easily rope in the naive,but hopefully people are more aware and alert nowadays and have “common sense” just to ignore the slightest thought of something fishy.Have a read below and you will see what the differences are between the URLs, landing pages look identical..
The email as follows reads…. Now first look at the email address (come on lads try harder please)
Bank of Ireland Internet Banking – LOCKED OUT
YOUR ACCOUNT HAS BEEN LOCKED FOR SECURITY REASONS.
1. A recent change in your personal information ( i.e. change of address ).
2. Submitting invalid information during the initial sign up process.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused
Please don’t reply directly to this automatically-generated e-mail message.
Now here is the important bit for you to watch.. That URL listed above looks fine,but its not so when you click the link you are brought to this URL pictured below…
The Bank of Ireland URL is as pictured below and you can see the difference at the end of the URL…but at the beginning it looks similar to the one you are asked to click on in your email…