Phishing is a common technique used by fraudsters in an attempt to obtain personal and security information for the purpose of identity theft or financial gain. The fraudsters use email messages that appear to come from legitimate businesses in an attempt to fool you into visiting a fake website and supplying your personal details. Financial institutions are frequently targeted by these types of attacks.
AIB may on occasion, send you product related or marketing surveys via email. It is important to note that these mails will not ask you for Internet Banking login details or personal information.
Fraudulent emails that are currently in circulation include:
Customer Record Updates: these mails advise that you will be required to provide AIB with proof of identity and address; otherwise you will be unable to access your accounts from a specified timeframe, or
Secure Message: you will be asked to click on a message to view it.
The emails also include a false link to log into your online banking.
THESE EMAILS ARE NOT FROM AIB.
Examples of some other fake messages in the fraudulent mails are:
“Your Internet Banking account has expired. Renew your account information NOW. Please download and complete the attached form.”
“Your AIB Online Banking Access is suspended.”
“Please be informed that we send emails asking you to verify your account maximum three tome a year.”
“Note that your AIB CodeCard is about to expire. In order for it to remain active, Use the button below to Activate your CardCode and get Unlimited Access on your Internet Banking.”