Identity theft is all over the place on the internet- Stay vigilant.

Crime 100By Staff

October 27th, 2015


They are out in force this week – the fraud artists are just flooding the internet with what at first glance looks like a message from your banker – always look at the email address the message came from – and even then – give the bank a call – they always want to hear from you about any effort to scam your money from you.

Identity theft - many faces

The scam artists want to learn as much as they can about you – so they can become you and drain every dollar you have out of your account. Pay attention to the email you get.

One of our people got two requests to check on their account – first one went like this:

It came from: CIBC Online <>- that is not a CIBC email address

Because we have received multiple failed authentication attempts, your online access has been temporarily locked.
To restore your access, click: Sign On to CIBC Online and proceed with the verification process.

The second one came from:

Customer Contact Centre! <>
And used the first name of the person it was sent to: Good afternoon (name)

Your Bank of Montreal account has just been used to connect Internet Explorer on Windows 10/26/2015 12:27:39 Uganda

Could not this browser if you have used this device or with your account.
This can happen when you first connect to another computer, phone or browser when you use the browser incognito or private browsing or deleting cookies or when accessing your account else.

If this was you, please sign in from your regularly used device.

If you haven’t recently signed in from an unrecognized device and believe someone may have accessed your account, please visit this link to change your password and update your account recovery information.

Thanks for taking these additional steps to keep your account safe.

The grammatical errors were a dead giveaway with this one.

ID theft screen

The identity thieves are very good at what they do.

They are out there – looking for someone who may not pay close attention. It is your money –make sure someone doesn’t steal it from you.

Stay vigilant.

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