NAB to customers: Delete SMS scam

Dodgy text message asks NAB customers to enter credit card details

A screenshot of the SMS scam. Photo credit: NAB.

A screenshot of the SMS scam. Photo credit: NAB.

National Australia Bank (NAB) is warning customers to delete an SMS message that claims unusual activity has been detected on their bank account.

The SMS re-directs customers to click a link that sends them to a fake NAB website where they are then asked to enter their credit card and personal details.

“If you receive one of these text messages, simply delete it,” said a NAB spokesperson.

“If you have received an SMS message of this type and have responded, please contact your local NAB branch or call 13 22 65 immediately.”

In September 2013, NAB customers were the target of a phone scam. Scammers pretended to be calling from NAB, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) or the Department of Fair Trading, advising customers they have been overcharged on fees and are due a refund.

Customers were then asked to provide their banking details so the refund could be transferred.

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