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St George Bank hit by email scam Featured

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A new email scam using St George Bank trademarks has been revealed, where scammers try and deceive victims into submitting their bank login details to a phishing site.

The scam email, detected by security firm MailGuard, has a realistic looking logo included and the text informs the recipient that “we detected irregular activities on your credit card,” and that “your account has been temporarily suspended for your protection, we must verify your identity.”

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MailGuard’s Emmanuel Marshall said in a blog post that the “cunningly designed scam” closely resembled a genuine St George communication, and the email contained a link “to restore your account,” which had been set up to look like a real St George link.

“The URL contains the text ‘,’ like the genuine bank website, but the text is not the actual domain. The real domain is at the end of the URL and is: 'loginPage.action'; a malicious phishing page,” Marshall said.

MailGuard also notes that once the unsuspecting scam victim has entered their login credentials on the phishing page they are forwarded to further phishing pages that harvest their identifying details like email address and phone number.

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“Anyone who progresses to the third page of this phishing site will finally be asked to upload selfie photos of their driver’s licence and passport,” the alert says.

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired in 2020. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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