Friday, September 2, 2016

Phishing Email - RBC Immediate attention needed!

Phishing Email - RBC Immediate attention needed!

For the record a recent RBC phishing email is circulating and is here is for the record, in case it makes it past your Junk or Spam filter.

What to do? 
Report them mark as Phishing Email not SPAM

Report Phishing
 URLs at Google now as well; 

If you have recievied this email take further action now by click these links


Here is the HTML view of the email

Here is the email viewed as text

Immediate attention needed! [-xxxxxxxxx-]
Recipient: Customer e-mail : youemail (ID: xxxxx)
Due to several security concerns our account review team has locked your account access and froze your funds.
Simply log on and verify your information to restore your access:  <a href=""> Online security portal </a>

Your security is our primary concern and sometimes we have to compromise our online ease of access for the security of your account.
We are sorry for this inconvenience. Simply verify your account security details and you will be able to use it as usual.
Royal Bank of Canada account security team.
©Confidentiality Statement: This email may contain attorney-client privileged or confidential information. It is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s). If you have received this transmission in error, immediately notify us by telephone at 818-981-0606 and return the original message to us at

How to tell this is a Phishing email ?

  1. Convert the email view from HTML to text, check for bad URls.
  2. Hover over all links in email, if it's not from the site then forget it.
  3. The best way is to look at message source, see below.

How to examine Email Message Source ?

Now lets look at message source
  1.>Actions->View Message Source. 
  2.>More (down arrow to top right)->Show original.
And look for phony links.

Report Phishing Email (not as Spam)

  1.>Junk (at Top)->Phishing Scam
  2.>More (downarrow to top right)->Report Phishing 

Report phishing at Microsoft and government agencies


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