These emails are created to look exactly like the company?s real website. The email is designed to lure the victim into believing that the email is from the bank?s security department and is connected to the bank?s internet banking system. The email directs the victim to click on a URL, which in turn generates a webpage. This webpage is the webpage created by the criminal and instead of your information going to the bank, it is being sent to the criminal?s web server.
Members of the public are reminded that
at no time will a financial institution initiate an email asking people
to confirm their banking or personal information.