BEWARE, Phishing Advisory From BPI

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hishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

Recently BPI was alarmed by some reported email messages regarding updating accounts from BPI through online internet using emails. These are the phishing emails scams that were talking of. Please see below a message from BPI.

To all BPI Clients:

This is to inform you of the re-emergence of email phishing scams meant to prey on unsuspecting BPI clients. Phishing e-mails are sent to trick targeted individuals into revealing personal and financial information.

Recently, some clients received an email that seemed to come from BPI. Fraudsters make it appear as if the email came from the bank. Clicking on the link, directed users to a fake website that asked for confidential user information that can be used for fraudulent activities. Please be informed that this is a phishing scam. BPI will never ask its users to login to their online accounts through embedded links nor secure personal and/or banking information via unsolicited emails.

While the BPI Online Banking team has already taken action regarding this phishing activity, we, nevertheless, would like to ask you to exercise caution in providing personal and financial information on suspicious websites.

If you receive a suspicious e-mail, immediately report it to the bank. Please send a copy of the e-mail you received to expressonline@bpi.com.ph.

Please see samples below:


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Sample Phishing Email 1:

From: BPI Card Verification support@bpi.com.ph

Subject: Credit card fraud alert. Verify your new credit card for fraud protection. Please take an action.

Dear BPI Card Holder,

It’s seems like you have already received your new credit card. We want you to know that upon getting your new card we need to verify and activate it in our system. In order to verify your credit card, we need you to please verify the following information listed on the form. Once we received the information to our system we will start to activate it. Click the link below to verify.

VERIFY MY CREDIT CARD

We are hoping for your cooperation. Thank You.

Should you have comments questions or complaints regarding this particular transaction, please e-mail us at support@bpi.com.ph

Sample Phishing Email 2:

From: expressonline@bpi.com.ph

Subject: Credit Card Fraud Alert. Please Verify Your Credit Card Infomations

Dear BPI customer,

We have recently detected unusual activities from your credit card. We sent you this email for you to please update all your credit card informations. Your card will be disabled until you complete the verification process. In order to verify your card, please click the given link below.

BPI VERIFICATIONS

We are hoping for your cooperation. Thank You.

Should you have comments, questions or complaints regarding this particular transaction, please e-mail us at support@bpi.com.ph.

Thank you for banking with us!

From the BPI Mobile Banking Team

Sample Phishing E-mail 3:

From: BPI Online Banking support@bpi.com.ph

Subject: Account Fraud Alert. Please verify your account infomations.

Dear BPI customer, We have recently detected unusual activities from your online account. We sent you this email for you to please update all your account informations. Your account will be disabled until you completely verify your account. In order to verify your account, please click the given link below.

VERIFY MY BPI ACCOUNT

We are hoping for your cooperation. Thank You Should you have comments, questions or complaints regarding this particular transaction, please e-mail us at expressmobile@bpi.com.ph. Thank you for banking with us!

From the BPI Mobile Banking Team.

Sample Phishing E-mail 4:

From: BPI Online Banking support@bpi.com.ph

Subject: Account Fraud Alert. Please verify your credit card infomations.

Dear BPI customer,

We have recently detected unusual activities from credit card. We sent you this email for you to please update all your credit card informations.

Your card will be disabled until you complete the verification process. In order to verify your card, please click the given link below.

VERIFY MY CREDIT CARD

We are hoping for your cooperation. Thank You.

Should you have comments, questions or complaints regarding this particular transaction, please e-mail us at support@bpi.com.ph.

This is what a phishing emails look like. So be aware from it. Be observant on “From:” section if who was really the sender. Search the email if legitimate and don’t ever click on the links to your email verifying your accounts, inputting your account ID,S and passwords. Never ever do that thru email. If you want to update your account go to the nearest BPI branch and update it manually using their prescribe updating forms to be safe form online phishing.

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