MCB Virtual Accounts: Under Attack

Just few hours ago, Mansoor posted on Karachi Metroblog about MCB’s under phishing threat. Few minutes later, I got MCB’s Customer Support e-deptt’s e-mail too.

I am sure everyone having an online account is wise enough to manage it well. Still, we are all humans and To err is Human :-)

So Better watch out, if anyone claiming to be a representative of a bank asks for your personal details either through E-Mail or on Phone (lately, telephonic detail gathering is getting common in Pakistan too) . NEVER GIVE ANY PERSONAL/ACCOUNT DETAILS. Even if (s)he says you may win 50K through a lottery … (happened with me =P)

Happy Phishing Counter-Attack!!

E-mail’s pasted after the Jump.

Dear Customer,

It has come to our knowledge that some of our customers have received an email with:

Subject: “Your Account Will Be Suspended”

From email: MCB Bank

And asking you to provide information or stating that your Virtual Banking Account would be shut down.

Please note that if you have received any such email, KINDLY IGNORE IT AND DO NOT ACT ON ANY INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN IN IT. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PROVIDED ANY INFORMATION IN REPLY TO THAT EMAIL PLS CALL OUR CALL CENTER 111-000-622 AND INFORM IMMEDIATELY.

Also do not give out or email your MCB virtual banking password, username or any other personal information to any website/person other than MCB virtual banking section. Your virtual banking password should remain discrete and for use only. In case you provide your password or any other sensitive information through any medium to any 3rd party, MCB will be free of any financial liability.

Please be assured that your Virtual Banking Account is safe and running as before giving you innovative services and bringing the Bank at your door step.

MCB bank continues to ensure that you are delivered the best services possible. For any query at all please feel free to call our round the clock Call Center 111-000-MCB (622)

Thank you,
MCB Customer Support

Ciao!!

5 Comments so far

  1. Memorial Power (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2008 @ 3:38 am

    I dont think you can call it an attack. They are trying YOU to give your passwords. Hope none of us is this much ‘SAADA’.


  2. Talha (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2008 @ 5:52 am

    I got the email too.

    Yay, yay, yay :)


  3. awahid (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2008 @ 12:32 pm

    I wonder why people give there personal details to strangers


  4. binary-zero (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2008 @ 1:59 pm

    hmm i got the email too , but frankly there isn’t much one can do with MCB online account – UBL Online or Citibank online does have something.


  5. Sajjad (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 8:57 pm

    I’ve been treating such emails as spam for years now and unconsciously filter any that get through the mail filters.

    Even with phone calls, once I realize it is a bank calling I hang up immediately. If the call is at an especially inconvenient time, I add in a few sweet words before they can start their sales pitch.



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