“Secure messages” from bank lead to phishing page

TrendLabs warns that Standard Chartered Bank clients are the targets of the latest batch of phishing emails that have been hitting inboxes:

Notice how the scammers rely on the one key word to make users click on the malicious link – SECURE. Yes, they simulate a legitimate e-mail address in the “From” field, but that it something that many people do not even think to check.

If the user follows the link, he will be faced with this phishing login page:

Remember, when accessing you online banking account, never follow links from an email. Type in the address of you bank directly into the browser’s address bar and go on from there.

And, if you get an email that supposedly comes from your bank, it’s best to check on their official website for information about the issue or to call them directly.

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