Occurred: 2017-06-08; Posted: 2017-06-11

Interac Canada has been hacked or what
I used to have a credit card from Scotiabank about 10 years ago. So an email like this was surprising. The email is coming from the cash machines provider/ interac.ca and the content of the email is nothing but spam and phishing attempts.

GRIEVANCES
Fraudulent Representation
Identity Theft
Spam Messaging

RESPONSE/ MESSAGE FROM Interac
Dear Customer

Your Scotia Bank Online Access And The Available Balance In It Has Been Locked. Your Account Has Been Frozen For The Reasons Below ,

Your Security Questions Does Not Match Your Answers

You Will Not Be Able To Transfer , Withdraw Or Recieve Funds Until You Have Securely Click The Link Below To Confirm Your Security Questions And Answers As Registered With Scotiabank .

To Unlock Your Account , Click The Link Below , Login With Your Card Number , You Will Be Redirected To Your Account Area To Select Your Security Questions And Answers As You have Regisred With Scotiabank

Your Account Will Not Be Restored If You Do Not Provide The Correct Security Questions And Answer We Have On Our System

Your Account Will Be Locked Forever If You Do Not Provide Accurate Informations
CLICK HERE TO UNBLOCK YOUR ACCOUNT ACCESS

This is an automated message. Please do not reply to this Email, as your response will not be received.

Yours Sincerely,
THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA IN CANADA
________________________________________
Because your reply will not be transmitted via secure e-mail, the e-mail address that generated this alert will not accept replies.

MORE INFO ABOUT THE SOURCE
Website:http://www.interac.ca
Email:notify@payments.interac.ca
Reference:

ADVICE FROM Anonymous
Connect the dots to help your self not to help the spammers.





COMMENTS (3)

fcadmin  |  2017-06-11
The link shows more information about such spam >>> http://www.scotiabank.com/ca/en/0,,2970,00.html

fcadmin  |  2017-06-11
I always check if there are spelling and grammar mistakes? – Sometimes the email is just poorly written. Other times the mistakes are intentional to get through spam filters.

fcadmin  |  2017-06-11
Criminals want you to act quickly without thinking. That’s why phishing scams often use language that makes you feel worried or afraid. For instance some scams may: Threaten to close or suspend your accounts if you don’t provide or verify personal information. Claim your account has been compromised or that there has been fraudulent activity on your account. They’ll ask you to enter or confirm your account information. Tell you that there are unauthorized charges on your account and ask for your account information. Claim that your bank has lost important security information and request that you update your information online.