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Phishing Scam Targeting BMO Bankers

Author: ITS

Posted on Jul 13, 2016

Category: General Interest , IT Security Alerts

Fishing hook catching the @ sign

What you need to know about the BMO phishing scam:

  • An email is supposedly being sent on behalf of the Bank of Montreal, asking for you to “please re-verify your BMO account”
  • The email claims that, due to the current Canada Post strike, BMO has chosen to review their security protocols
  • It informs that your debit card has supposedly “been locked for this reason” and provides a link for you to authenticate your BMO account information and restore your access

What to do:

  • DO NOT reply or click on any of the links
  • Contact the ITS Help Desk if you are in need of further instructions

It is common for cybercriminals to use current well-known events as a way to establish validity or pique the interest of their victims while phishing.

Protect Yourself. Protect Your Stuff. Protect UNB. Visit go.unb.ca/itsecurity for a review of warning signs that you may have encountered a scam.