Alarion Bank Spoof
There is an Alarion Bank spoof going on and our readers need to be warned of this spoof. You may receive an email stating the following:
“Dear Alarion Bank Customer,
As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the system.
We recently contacted you after noticing an issue on your account.
We requested information from you for the following reason:
– We have observed activity in this account that is unusual or potentially high risk.
Please download the form attached to this email and open it in a web browser.
Once opened, you will be provided with steps to restore your account access.
We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure account safety.
©2009 Alarion Bank. All rights reserved.”
Included in this email is a file for you to download the “form”. I suggest if you receive one of these emails you should contact Alarion Bank at 1.888.900.9785 and inform them of the email. There is a high probability, the “form” the email wants you to download will hijack your computer and could infect your computer with a virus, rootkit or key logger. Alarion Bank is aware of the problem and has issued a Fraud Alert, see below:
Alarion Bank has received reports of a fraudulent “phishing” scam involving fake e-mail messages delivered on or about 11/06/2009 that appear to come from Alarion Bank, often with the subject line “Official Notification” or “Notification ID.” DO NOT RESPOND TO OR CLICK ANY LINKS IN THESE MESSAGES. Simply delete them.
One other point – Alarion Bank is located in Ocala, Florida and has a (D+) bank rating.
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