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Ranjeet Menon

Phishing Scam: Axis Bank

June 28, 2012
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Phishing scams are commonly carried out with specially crafted emails which look a lot like legitimate ones. Anybody who is new to the Internet can be easily tricked by a sophisticated phishing scam that attempts to get valuable information. Scammers send bulk emails to random email addresses in their possession. Typically, the message will appear to have come from a bank or financial institution. I came across one such email that pretends to be from Axis bank.

The email misguides users by saying that “Your account generated an error in our new security system and to fix it click on the Resolve this problem tab given below. If the user clicks on it, he gets redirected to hxxp://shuttleservicenewjersey.com/libraries/domit/theme/ indexx.html and is asked to secure his account by providing his login ID and the password.

This fraudulent page holds a close resemblance to the genuine Axis bank login page. So anyone can get tricked easily if he/she does not verify the URL.

Quick Heal detects and blocks such phishing pages and protects its users.

 

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  1. One More phishing scam Via Mail….!!

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  2. Arun GandhiJune 30, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Thanks for this very important information . I have also come across such mails but every time I thought that I do not have Account in Axis/HDFC Bank , then why they are sending me this mail .

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  3. @Sameer, @Arun: If you see such mails in your inbox, do not open them. Beware of such threats.

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