There seems to be an increase in the number of phishing emails that are being sent at the moment, these are nowÂ targetingÂ Irish banks, and could have serious implications if you get tricked by these phishing emails. Common sense would tell you that your bank would never email you, but I’m sure that if enough emails are sent that someone will get caught. If you’ve shared any private info about your bank account or yourself, you should contact the bank & the GardaÃ straight away.
They seem to be targetting Irish email addresses, i.e. ones with a .ieÂ at the end.
Here is one we got today ‘from’Â Permanent TSB, the from email address was : “Permanent TSB”<firstname.lastname@example.org> :
Permanent TSB is constantly striving to provide you with more convenience, control, and security to assist in managing your finances.
As part of our ongoing efforts to make it easier for you to use our online services, we have revised the Permanent TSB E-Sign Consent
and Online Access Agreement that you reviewed and accepted when you began to use Permanent TSB Online? or Permanent TSB Business Online? Banking service(s).
To review the changes, click on the links below:
- E- Sign ConsentÂ (link removed)
- Online Access Agreement (link removed)
Our Support Unit is carrying out a scheduled software update By following
the link Above you will start the procedure of the client login Reinstate.
These instructions are to be mailed and followed by all clients of the Permanent TSB.
Permanent TSB Service does apologize for the inconveniences caused to you, and is very appreciative for your cooperation.
If you are not customer of Permanent TSB Plc Service please ignore this notification!
***** This is an automated message, please do not respond *****? 2012Â Permanent TSB. All Rights Reserve
EDIT: 1 further phishing email format, this time from Poland…
You have 1 important mail alert!
We strongly advise you should update your account and resolve the problem.
Click here to proceed
Failure to do this will lead to your account been suspended or de-activated.
Thanks for your co-operation.
Permanent TSB Online Banking