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Beware of online banking scam

Saturday, 17th May, 2014

A Broken Hill resident is warning locals to be on the lookout for scammers after receiving a suspicious email claiming to be from Westpac.

Danny O’Connor received the email at his yahoo address which suggested insufficient funds for a payment and prompted users to follow a link to a suspected fake website.

Cluing on that something was amiss, Mr O’Connor closed the email and contacted the bank directly who confirmed the scam.

Westpac clarified they would never send customers an email asking for sensitive financial information or linking directly to a sign in page and advised users to only access its website by typing www.westpac.com.au into the address bar.

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