Discovered today this sad email in my spam folder from earlier this month:
Dear ANZ Customer,
Due to the Canterbury Earthquake,we have lost some of our customers internet banking details,to recover,we are usinf our old login page,so please click the link below to enter your Customer Registration Number and Password details correctly so we can help you update your account:
PLEASE NOTE:CUSTOMER REGISTRATION NUMBER AND PASSWORD CORRECTLY FOR PROPER ACCOUNT UPDATE.
Internet Banking Support Officer
ANZ Internet Banking
Yes, those images really are hotlinked from the actual ANZ website. I suppose in an attempt to make it seem more “official” (and save on bandwidth when you’re spamming out to millions of people….).
Still, was more than obvious enough to realise it was spam (other than it being in my spam folder in the first place! Gmail has great filters) because I’m not even an ANZ customer!
Quite sicking that people will take advantage of this tradegy like this, but I guess where there is money to be made scum will be attracted to it.