Email security vendor MailGuard has detected a phishing attack aimed at NAB customers.
Curiously, the bait message is "not an exceptionally well-made phishing email", according to MailGuard, whereas the fake website to which it lures the unwary is "actually well designed and gives a superficial impression of authenticity."
But as MailGuard points out, it also has some of the typical elements of scam emails, including an attempt to inspire a sense of urgency - "your N.A.B Card is now locked?".
Hello? The real bank already knows all this! Anyone falling for the scam has given the crooks enough information to make transactions using their credit card, even in situations where Verified By Visa or similar systems are used to help ensure that the card is being used by the accountholder.
NAB's advice is "If you have received a suspicious email or text message and have responded to it, please call 13 22 65 or contact your local branch immediately."
"NAB will never ask you to confirm, update or disclose personal or banking information via a link in an email or text message."