IT Services Alerts - Fraudulent email with subject 'ID89291: Your card is blocked', February 6th

First Posted: Thursday, 6th February 2014, 10:27am

 IS Services has received reports of a phishing message in circulation, as shown below.  This message also requires a Read Receipt if you are using Microsoft Outlook, select cancel if prompted. Please ignore this email should you receive it as it is fraudulent and is a 'phishing' attempt.  The email should be deleted.  If you have replied to this email or clicked on the link contained in the email body please report to the IS Services Helpdesk at the earliest opportunity. An overview of the email content is provided below.  If you would like to know more about phishing attempts please see our overview of phishing.

IS Services

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Dear customer,
Our account review team identified some unusual information in your Ulster Bank account.We have no other option but to block your Credit Card.

What does this mean?If you not verify your account in 48 hours you could risk losing your credit card.
* Steps to recover your Credit Card:
1. Click here to be redirected to our secure server.2. Validate your billing information to confirm you are the rightful owner of the account.
This precautionary step is taken as a security measure to defend you, our valued customer, from online predators and identity theft.
* Questions?Please contact us using our Ulster Bank contact form.
Sincerely,Karl SheehySecurity Department

© 2014 Ulster Bank Ireland Limited.Please do not reply to this message via e-mail. This address is automated, unattended, and cannot help with questions or requests.

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