ANZ email scam will steal your internet banking login credentials

| 07.03,19. 01:54 PM |


ANZ email scam will steal your internet banking login credentials


ANZ banking customers are being warned over a new email scam exploiting the company’s branding to harvest login credentials.


The sophisticated phishing scam - an attempt to obtain sensitive information in an electronic communication - is sent using Amazon web services from the domain ‘@anzsupport.cf’.


The body of the ANZ-branded email explains the bank will be introducing “challenge questions” to help customers verify their identity for an extra level of security.




The sole purpose of this elaborate phishing scam is to harvest the login credentials of ANZ customer. MailGuard (Supplied)


A link is provided for customers to confirm their own challenge questions and answers for the service.


Clicking the link takes victims to an authentic looking ANZ login page which requests them to enter their Customer Registration Number and password – entering details here will hand over the sensitive information to cybercriminals.




The fake ANZ landing page (Supplied)


If customers do login with their credentials, they are redirected a page where they are asked to select three challenge questions to which they provide answers.


To make the scam even more convincing, customers are redirected back to the official ANZ page after answering the questions.

“Cybercriminals have taken great pains to replicate official landing pages from ANZ – including incorporating the bank’s branding and logo using high-quality graphical elements,” explained email security firm MailGuard.


“If you tell the scammers your security question, it allows them to attempt other fraudulent actions, such as calling them back and trying to access your accounts.”



Criminals hope you will use questions and answers linked to other accounts. (Supplied)


ANZ has advised it does not send emails asking for personal information or security credentials and told customers who receive suspicious emails or texts to do the following:


- Do not click on any unexpected/unusual links or open attachments.


- Forward the suspicious email or SMS to [email protected]


- Delete the message from your inbox.


Recipients can access more information on The ANZ Security Centre here.


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