White Collar Crime April 2014 eBrief

17 April 2014|In eBriefs White Collar Briefs

In this edition:

  • Standard Bank customers targeted by phishing scam

Standard Bank customers targeted by phishing scam

A phishing scam targeting Standard Bank customers claims to have placed a new debit order on their accounts to Liberty Life Insurance, which these customers need to manually de-authorise by following a fraudulent link.

Standard Bank has confirmed that the link in indeed a scam and that the fraudulent website has been shut down. These phishing emails were sent out at random, given that not everybody who received the email would have a Liberty Life policy or even be a Standard Bank account holder.

Consumers are advised to always remain on their guard against phishing attacks.