"Your Online Banking Is Blocked" Cute Scam
Thread poster: J Chae

J Chae  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:10
English to Korean
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Oct 9, 2010

Ok I'm pretty much used in receiving phishing emails these days. Mostly banks, sometimes Nigerian princes or businessmen. Whatever. This one's pretty cute, I got this morning:

Your Online Banking Is Blocked

We have recently reviewed your accont, and suspect that your Royal Bank of Canada online banking account(s) may have recently been accessed by an unauthorized third party. Protecting the security of your account(s) is our primary concern. Therefore, as a preventative measure, we have temporarily limited access to sensitive account features.

To restore your account access we must ask you to confirm your identity by answering selected security questions. Once you have been identified by the system, your account will be restored with all your available features. Please follow the link below to re-instante your account access:

RBC Online Security Center


Chris Bergner
Royal Bank of Canada Customer Servic

Re-instante, señor?

[Edited at 2010-10-09 18:22 GMT]

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Anna Sylvia Villegas Carvallo
Local time: 22:10
English to Spanish
Naïve Oct 9, 2010

They must be new to scam mailings...

Ha ha

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Sushan Harshe
Local time: 09:40
English to Hindi
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no; this time they made a bit hard work Oct 10, 2010

In deed its good work; or rather hard work!!
From last one year our fellow translators are making mimics of the scam writers and commenting on there language, sentencing, grammar, even offered rates and options and so on...... being ditched so badly; that they might have decided to take some efforts, to look like genuine to new beeees and may trick with users.

We should appreciate their efforts!

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