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Email scam advising Internet Banking has been suspended.
We're aware of several scam emails targeting Community CPS, United Community, Companion and Wagga Mutual which advise:
"Your internet banking has been suspended, due to three(3) unsuccessful logon attempts on your account. In order to uplift this suspension, please follow the internet banking link below and confirm your personal information for account reactivation."
To Re-activate your Internet Banking Security, you will need to provide us with the below details.
Please enter all below information as requested
Telephone Access Code
Date of Birth
Drivers Licence Number
Microsoft patches IE 6, 7 and 8 vulnerability, replaces previous FixIt
On 15 January 2013, Microsoft issued a security bulletin and updates to address a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, and Internet Explorer 8. (The latest versions of the browser, 9 and 10, are not affected.) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-008
Microsoft has previously issued a security bulletin and FixIt work around for this vulnerability on 29 December 2012. The latest updates will replace this work around.
The vulnerability is described by Microsoft as critical and is known to have been exploited by cyber criminals. You should update your browser as soon as possible.
If your system is set to automatically update this should take place without any need for your involvement.
Your best advice is to ensure you are always using the most up to date software versions.
What should you do?
Ensure you are using the most up-to-date browser version. IE versions 9 and 10 are unaffected.
Make sure you have security software installed and up to date.
Ensure you have your software set to update automatically.
The security bulletin is available at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-008
How to set automatic updates on your computer:
Money transfers to Barclays Bank United Kingdom to purchase an Australian car/boat/caravan or motor bike.
Overseas scammers are targeting on-line car sales sites. They are placing fake advertisements offering used car/boats/caravans or motor bikes for lower than expected prices. Advertisements are appearing on Australian on-line sale/classified sites. Advertisements are also appearing in the classified sections of newspapers.
The photographs of the items up for sale are actual Australian vehicles copied from previous sales or other websites like Facebook. The amounts are reduced to attract people to contact the “Seller”. “Seller” provides a believable story for the sale of the item. For example-
“Seller” used to live in Australia and has moved back to the United Kingdom. Urgent sale of the item is required to finance the move.
“Seller” lives in the United Kingdom and his Australian uncle/relative has died. The “seller” has inherited the item and does not want it.
“Seller” is working in the army base in Australia and trying to sell the item before she/he is deployed overseas.
Victim never receives the item purchased. Amounts are generally between $10, 000 - $20,000. For further information please contact Scamwatch on 1300 795 995 or visit their website www.scamwatch.gov.au
Warning - Fraudulent Phone Calls - 02/08/2012
We wish to warn members to be aware of fraudsters who claim to be from the Government, from a Financial Institution or from a trusted organisation with advise that they are owed money, bank fees or are entitled to compensation and request their account and card details.
You may also be asked to provide personal or financial details. If you receive a phone call or email like this, claiming that you are entitled to reclaim money for a fee, hang up or press ‘delete’. If you’re not sure whether the call or email is a scam, verify who they are by calling them directly. Never use contact details provided by the caller – find them through an independent source such as the phone book or white/yellow pages online search.
Please note we would NEVER ask for your card number or account details and whilst our staff may call to confirm a transaction, or advise you if your card has been compromised in some way, identification is never requested by asking for your card number.
If you have received such a call, and have given out your details, please call us on 13 25 85, email us firstname.lastname@example.org,or visit your Branch immediately.
NOTE: Further information is available by visiting http://www.scamwatch.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/970749
Mobile Telephone Porting
Australian telecommunications providers have the ability to "port" or transfer your mobile telephone number to another telecommunications provider at the request of the mobile number owner and in accordance with a standard process. However, there are increasing instances involving mobile numbers being ported without the authority of the owner of the number by individuals who seek to obtain financial gain illegally through scams or fraud. One of the primary fraud techniques is to port the mobile number to intercept the one time passcode sent to the mobile number via SMS, which are used to authenticate transactions processed via Internet Banking and other electronic channels.
Therefore, if you become aware your mobile phone has unexpectedly stopped working this could be an indication and warning that your mobile phone may have been ported to another provider without your knowledge to enable a financial crime, such as fraud or a scam to be conducted against you.
You should always immediately contact your mobile provider to confirm why your mobile service is not working.
If your mobile number has been ported and your permission has not been given please notify us immediately on 13 25 65 between 8:00am - 8:00pm CST or email email@example.com outside these hours.