Salin Bank customers need to beware of a new phishing attack by email where the attacker is using a toll free number and an automated voice system to steal credit card numbers.

Typical email phishing attacks bounce the target to the crook’s website dressed up to look like the impersonated bank website where the data is entered by the target unwhittingly…or a virus is installed on the target’s computer which then transmits the bank information back to the crooks.

So using a telephone to do the same thing is pretty creative albeit evil.

Know this…Salin Bank did not send you this email (see below example from nor should you call the number.

From: Salin Bank [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2008 10:15 PM
Subject: This is not a promotional e-mail.

Dear CardHolder,

This is not a promotional e-mail. Please call us immediately at 1-(800) 805-7110 regarding recent activity on your account. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Please disregard this e-mail if you’ve already call us since the date this e-mail was sent.

We appreciate your prompt attention to this matter.

Thank you
Fraud Prevention Security Department

Copyright © 2007 Salin Bank.

This Salin Bank phishing attack I’m sure will be repeated with every bank name in the country before it ends…so be very careful and remember…your bank or mortgage company whether it’s Salin Bank or any other…already has all of your bank information…they don’t need to ask you for it…ever.

And they call mortgage brokers devious…

Good Luck!

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