Don’t be fooled.

I received this e-mail from a viewer today and thought it would serve as a good reminder not to be fooled by official looking e-mails from banks. Here’s the e-mail…

just wondering if anyone else is receiving emails from Banks saying ” Information reguarding your online account” when infact I do not have an online account with them. 1st time from Wells Fargo, this time from Commonwealthe Bank in Austrilia.. Is this just pilshing to get customers or worse Id’s??

This viewer is right to be worried about receiving these type of e-mails because they are phishing scams. Thankfully this viewer didn’t fall into the trap by giving out any personal information. Remember, your bank is NOT going to request your personal information via an e-mail. If you receive one of these e-mails, report it to www.ic3.gov then delete it. Also, don’t worry about having your personal information compromised just because you received one of these e-mails. You actually would have to respond to the e-mail for that to happen.

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