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NBK Scam Letter

This is a total hoot. Like I really have an account under the name “Intlxpatr”. My friends, if you get this letter, do not click on the blue type and go to the website which will LOOK a lot like NBK, but will not be NBK. DO NOT give them any information, none! If you have the slightest doubt, go to your bank directly, but do not give these identity thieves any information!

From: info@update.com

Dear valued Watani Online Bank member:

Due to the number of incorrect login attempts, your Watani Online Bank Account has been locked for your security.
This has been done to secure your accounts and to protect your private information.
In case the login attempts were not done by you..
At Watani Online Bank we care about your security .
So, for your protection we are proactively notifying you of this activity.

If you did not trigger this lockout, follow this link to Log on to your Watani Online Account:
Click here to unlock your online account

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you for using Watani Online Bank !

January 13, 2009 - Posted by | Blogging, Bureaucracy, Crime, ExPat Life, Financial Issues, Kuwait, Lies |

10 Comments »

  1. I also this email today…TWICE under the subject line “Update your NBK Account information”

    Both emails were sent to the email account i have up on my blog so i guess they are getting these emails from blogs/sites.

    As a general rule, whenever i receive ANY email that asks me to click on a link, i first place my cursor on the link to see where it would take me IF i click on it.

    This link would take you to a bogus nbk site for credit card accounts.

    Thanks for spreading the word intlxpatr

    Comment by Darya | January 13, 2009 | Reply

  2. Loool @ the account under the name “Inlxpatr” 😛 ..
    Well sadly there are other banks which are affected by spam emails as well : / !!

    Comment by ..:: P.ANONYMOUS ::.. | January 13, 2009 | Reply

  3. It’s fun to annoy them, you can send them false data an they’d probably try them out……

    who knows, someone in the NBK security department thingy will take actions toward them since they’re trying to log in with false details……

    Comment by Rand_4 | January 13, 2009 | Reply

  4. those spammers/scammers will leave nothing to chance.

    i hope you have it all under control now.

    Comment by Bookard | January 13, 2009 | Reply

  5. Oh Darya, you got it TWICE?? I agree, and that is why I am publicizing this. It is so easy to get taken in – and many of the sites LOOK just like the real sites. I almost got taken in by the Amazon.com scam a while back, but there was a difference – the grammar and punctuation and message were VERY professional. We all need to be careful, and we need to spread the word on these when we see them. 🙂 I know you do the same.

    P. Anonymous – I know, I know, it is to laugh! Everyone is affected, and none of us is so smart as to not be taken – or almost taken – sometime. We have to be on our toes, and we have to warn one another!

    Rand4 – I like the way you think. 🙂

    Welcome, Bookard, and I see I am visitor #18 on your blog. I hope I am just one of the first of many. 🙂 Actually, right now I am being beseiged by spammers of the worst sort on my blog, with topics I never knew existed and wished I had never heard of. I am constantly “deleting all” on the Spam control. It is like poison dripping into my blog. Sometimes one gets through, and I feel like I need Lysol/Dettol/bleach, something really strong to get rid of the scum it leave behind, even after I delete. I hate to have my blog associated with such filth even for a heartbeat. Aaaarrrgh!

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 13, 2009 | Reply

  6. IT’S THE EVIL COMPANY!!!

    THE EVIL COMPANY I SAY!!!!

    Sorry, I had to say it 😛

    Comment by Q8GEEK | January 13, 2009 | Reply

  7. LLOOLLL, Q8Geek, what company is that?

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 13, 2009 | Reply

  8. Banks, paypal, skype …. I’ve had very convincing spam messages from all of them! I agree with Q8GEEK …. EEEEvil!

    Comment by Sheila | January 14, 2009 | Reply

  9. Sheila – I agree! 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 14, 2009 | Reply

  10. Online Banking Access Suspended‏
    De : NBK [Groups Security] (Groups@security.net)
    Vous ne connaissez peut-être pas l’expéditeur.Autoriser|Marquer comme courrier indésirable
    Envoyé : jeu. 10/09/09 09:20
    À :

    Dear valued Watani Online Bank member:

    Due to the number of incorrect login attempts, your Watani Online Bank Account has been locked for your security.
    This has been done to secure your accounts and to protect your private information.
    In case the login attempts were not done by you..
    At Watani Online Bank we care about your security .
    So, for your protection we are proactively notifying you of this activity.

    If you did not trigger this lockout, follow this link to Log on to your Watani Online Account:
    Click here to unlock your online account

    Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Thank you for using Watani Online Bank !

    Comment by mahjouba | September 11, 2009 | Reply


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