Phishing E-mail - A Warning for UCPB Depositors

A friend have informed me that there is a recent e-mail that invites you to read a news by following a link. However, it is confirmed that the link shown in the e-mail message is not the actual URL it will point you to. This kind of scheme is what we call Phishing, commonly sent thru e-mail messages like the one shown below, will lead you to a hacker's website build as if it was the actual website of a bank or any secured entity then will ask you to login. You should NOT enter any valid credentials on these kind of websites because if you do, you're username and password will be known to the hackers and they can access you're account online and perform transactions in behalf of you. These are the simple things you might want to check to validate if the message is a phishing scheme or not. 1. Check if the link shown in the e-mail is the one reflecting on the preview on the lower portion of your web browser. In our example, the message shows 'https://www.ucpb.biz/ibs/index_ret ail.jsp' but the preview shows 'http://tangerangpedia.org/ucpb.htm' 2. Usually the URL of a secured online entity such as banks uses HTTPS insted of HTTP I hope this helps to everyone who are accessing their bank accounts online. Please spread the news to everyone especially those who are UCPB depositors. PS. I tried to visit http://tangerangpedia.org/ and translated the language on the website. Language is Indonesian which may give us a clue that the hackers might be from that country or the website might only be a front and might have been hacked as well. Please be careful and share with everyone to prevent being hacked.

Mark Hugh Neri

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