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Email Scam to hack ICICI Bank Account details - "Last account activity shows that your net banking has been recently accessed from an unauthorized location"

Today I received an email which says it was send from ICICI Bank's helpdesk.

Basic intention behind the email was to hack the ICICI banks account details including the ATB card number and pin. The contents in the email was genuinely looking as it was from ICICI bank. Also the links provided in the email pointed to sopme webpages which was looking exactly like icici web user portal. The subject of the email was "alert @"

Subject: alert @
From: "ICICI Bank"
Date: Tue, February 23, 2016 1:39 am

Dear Valued Customer,

Last account activity shows that your net banking has been recently accessed from an unauthorized
Please check the attached file and match your exact information as in our record.
© Copyright ICICI Bank © All Rights Reserved.

There was an HTML attachment "Net banking.htm"

Even though I know, it was a fraud stuff, i just check the HTML page, the content was like this:

Email Attachment message was like this:

==========Email Starts ==============

Thank you for banking with us.

Dear Customer,

We recently reviewed your account and it was suspected that your ICICI Bank account
may have been accessed from an unauthorized computer. This may be due to changes in your IP address or location.

Your account will be disable within 48 hours if you fail to update your details by clicking
on the below link.

Protecting the security of your account and ICICI Bank network is our primary concern
and that is why your account will be put on HOLD .

CLICK HERE TO UPDATE ( This was a link which load the page

Important Notice:-

Add to your white list / safe sender list by clicking here. Else, your mailbox filter or ISP (Internet Service Provider) may stop you from receiving your e-mail account statement
Aanchal Kapoor

Aanchal Kapoor
Head - Privilege Banking

safe-banking Protect your PIN by standing close to the ATM and shielding or cover the key pad with your other hand when entering your PIN.

=================== Email Ends ===========

The first scam page which loaded was

This page will ask to enter you personal details, ATM card number, PIN number, CVV number, DOB, Card date of issue and Date of expiry.... etc

on submission it will take you to to a page which asks your Card security Grid numbers

finally it will load a page to enter your email, password etc ( ) on submission it will load the ICICI banks home page

Interesting thing is, all these fraud pages looks similar to ICICI Banks User portal web design. So there are chances that people might think it was genuine. 

What to do if you had disclosed your banking details in response to fraudulent emails or phone calls?
If you have unknowingly entered such information, please report it to

Also you can call ICICI's 24-hour Customer Care given at
Or visit "Customer Service" link:

So please be aware of these type of Scams and save yourself from falling prey to these fraudulent emails and calls. Banks never asks for any of your account info on emails or via phone calls. If you receive any calls from persons claiming that they are from any of the banks, You are not supposed to disclose any of your Bank account details to them.

People easily fall prey to this sort of genuine looking scams. So it is your responsibility to be more cautious to this type of fraudulent acts. Never entertain such calls. You should report this type of activities to your bank.

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