I haven’t come across a phishing scam claiming to come from the Bank of India before, but over time scammers will certainly end up naming most major banks around the world in their frauds. This is a standard password-phishing message, one that tries to get you to reveal your secret account information on a fraudulent website set up by the scammers. (We have deleted the scam link here, as we always do.) The scammers broadcast the message to tens or hundreds of thousands of people randomly, in the hope that some of the recipients will have an actual account and the named bank and will be fooled into responding.
from: Bank of India Boi.Starconnect@bankofindia.com
date: Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 8:47 PM
subject: Bank of India Alert: New Security Implementaion
Attention! You are to immediately upgrade your Bank of India Account
To enhance the security of your Bank of India account we have upgraded our internet banking platform with a new Second Level Authentication system “2FA”. This is in our bid to reduce internet fraud.You are to immediately login your internet banking account to initiate the upgrade.
As an additional security measure, your access to Online Banking has been limited. This web security measure does not affect your phone banking or ATM banking.
Please follow the link below to resolve this problem
[scam link deleted]
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