Dubai’s Biggest Bank Falls Victim to Tax Refund Phishing Scam

January 21, 2019
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Dubai’s largest bank has cautioned clients to be careful with another phishing email trick which professes to offer VAT discounts.

Emirates NBD cautioned that an email with the headline VAT Refund Notification, professing to be from the bank, ought not to be opened.


“We ask you to be very watchful and dependably check the source before tapping on any connections or connections in messages,” the bank said on its site.


It included that Emirates NBD could never request individual points of interest, for example, account number, on the web and portable saving money accreditations, and charge or Visa subtle elements.


The notice was cheered by Jeff Ogden, general administrator – Middle East at Mimecast, who stated: “Tank discount tricks are basic in nature yet are a decent sign of the recurrence, assortment and the local specificity of email pantomime assaults.


“In spite of the fact that these underlying assaults don’t seem to convey malware, stolen certifications or individual data can be utilized for follow-up assaults on a wide range of associations. Buyer and worker mindfulness is vital to help stop these digital assaults and it’s incredible to see Emirates NBD on the instructive tally hostile with incite admonitions and recordings via web-based networking media.”


Phishing attacks, where criminals try to lure sensitive information from customers, such as banking passwords via an email claiming to be a reputable company, are commonplace across the globe. According to cloud-based email management company Mimecast’s second-annual State of Email Security report, more than 90 per cent of global organizations said the volume of phishing attacks have increased or stayed the same in the past 12 months.


Mimecast’s second-yearly State of Email Security report uncovered that in excess of 90 percent of worldwide associations detailed the volume of phishing assaults have expanded or remained the equivalent in recent months.


Mimecast is a universal organization gaining practical experience in cloud-based email administration for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Office 365, including security, chronicling, and coherence administrations to ensure business mail.



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