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Emirates NBD customers targeted by phishing emails

Phishing emails attempt to steal banking details from customers

Emirates NBD customers targeted by phishing emails
Emirates NBD customers have been targeted by phishing emails.

Emirates NBD customers have been targeted by a phishing email campaign.

The bank is warning customers of emails purporting to be about VAT Refunds, which include links to an online form which attempted to harvest user's banking details.

Customers have been warned to "be highly vigilant and always check the source before clicking on any links or attachments in e-mails."

The bank has also told customers they can contact 600 54 0000 if they are unsure about any communications.

Jeff Ogden, General Manager - Middle East at Mimecast, commented: "VAT refund scams are simple in nature but are a good indication of the frequency, variety and the regional specificity of email impersonation attacks. Although these initial attacks don't appear to carry malware, stolen credentials or personal information can be used for follow-up attacks on all types of organisations. Consumer and employee awareness is important to help stop these cyber-attacks and it's great to see Emirates NBD on the educational count-offensive with prompt warnings and videos on social media."

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