ING warns of email phishing scam

18th March 2009, Comments 0 comments

Clients of the Dutch bank are receiving emails asking them to log on to a website using their user name, password and bank card number.

THE NETHERLANDS – ING bank is one of the latest targets in an email phishing scam.

Emails are being sent to clients of the bank, asking them to log on to a website using their user name, password and bank card number.

The bank is asking for clients to disregard the emails that are written in fault-ridden Dutch, presumably generated by automatic translation, and are asking the recipient to click on a link.

The phishing scam is apparently targeting former Postbank account holders whose bank merged with ING in January. ING has retained the Postbank use of fixed combinations of user name and password giving access to bank accounts.

Other banks rely on constantly changing passwords, which is considered much safer.

According to Online magazine WebWereld, the log in codes do not suffice for hackers to steal money from clients’ bank accounts. Additional transaction code numbers, which are either sent to bank clients via text message or delivered to them on a printed list, must be supplied as well.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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