This is a very handy service, except that...

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I got this handy email today, under the subject heading "Change of Billing", informing me of the following:

Dear RBC Customer,
Your security is our responsibility. During our regularly scheduled account maintenance and verification procedures, Royal Bank Of Canada serves over half of The whole population of Canada. Our customers choose us as providers of sound, secure and solid financial services.We are committed to putting you first and to finding better ways to help meet your financial needs. Our strength is built on confidence because we continue to deliver security in every facet of our business.:
We are committed to providing a secure Money transfer environment for our customers.

It has been detected on your Royal Bank Of Canada online account that there has been a change in the billing address on your file.and every statement of billing including personal information(s) will be sent to the new address provided in your file. If you authorised this change please follow the link below and login to your account online for viewing,if you did not authorise this change please login to your account using the link below for viewing and correction(s).
It then gives me the handy web address: http://www.royalbank.com/index.htm

There's only one problem. I'm not an RBC customer. This turns out to be a phishing site, and clicking on the web address actually sends you to http://justgreeks.com/images/.update/.support/.login/RBC//

I (hopefully) don't have to tell you what this means. Clicking this just surrenders every penny from your RBC account.


Anonymous said...

It's amazing how many people will fall for this type of scam. The phishers will send out mass emails to random blocks of domain names and even if only a tiny fraction respond they've made their money.