Email purporting to be from the National Australia Bank (NAB) claims that you can get $75 credited to your account by clicking a link and filling in a “quick 4 questions survey”.
The email is not from NAB and you certainly will not get $75 for clicking the link and completing the survey. This is a phishing scam designed to steal your NAB login credentials, your credit card numbers, and other personal information.
Subject: Credit Card Rewards – NAB1 New message
Dear valued customer. You have been invited to take part in our quick 4 Questions Survey. In return we will credit $75.00 to your account, just for your time. Please submit the survey form and allow 1-3 business days in order to process it and credit your account.To access the survey, please click the link below :[Link removed}
National Australia Bank Limited (NAB) recently celebrated its 150th anniversary, commemorating the opening of its London office in 1864.
There have been many changes over the years, there have been two constants; NAB・s support for businesses and individuals connected with Australia; and its commitment to customers to provide a quality and innovative service.
National Australia Bank Limited. Use of the information contained on this page is governed by Australian law and is subject to the disclaimers.
According to this email, which purports to be from the National Australia Bank, you’ve been invited to take part in a quick 4 questions survey that will earn you $75 “just for your time”.
The email instructs you to click a link and submit your survey form for processing. It advises that your account will be credited with the promised $75 within 1 to 3 business days.
However, the email is not from NAB and you will not receive $75 for participating in the survey. In fact, the email has no connection whatsoever with the National Australia Bank. Instead, it is a phishing scam designed to steal your NAB login credentials, your credit card numbers, and other personal information.
If you click the link, you will be taken to a fraudulent website that has been designed to look like part of the genuine NAB site. A login box will request your NAB ID and password.
After logging in on the bogus site, you will be taken to a survey page that asks you to provide answers to four very simple questions about your banking habits and preferences.
Next, you will be taken to a “survey reward” form that asks you to submit your credit card details, ostensibly so that your account can be credited with the $75. The form will also ask for your name, address, and contact details along with other identifying information.
After submitting the form, you may receive a final message stating that your reward will be payed within three days.
But, alas, the criminals can now hijack your NAB account and steal your money. They can also use your credit card to conduct fraudulent transactions. And, armed with the personal and financial information they have harvested, they may also be able to steal your identity.
Your bank is very unlikely to offer such a substantial monetary reward for filling in a brief, generic survey. And your bank will not send a generic email that asks you to click a link to login and supply sensitive personal and financial information.
NAB has published warnings about this and other phishing attacks on its website. The report includes an email address for reporting such scams.
Last updated: November 20, 2016
First published: September 25, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!