- RSA SecurityAsked on September 13, 2012 at 08:20 AM
To whom it may concern,
RSA, The Security Division of EMC (“RSA”), an information security company, has been appointed to assist Standard Bank in preventing or terminating online activity that targets, or may target Standard Bank’s clients as potential fraud victims.
RSA has been made aware that your company appears to be providing internet services to a website, which is making unauthorized use of Standard Bank’s trademarks. This site http://contactus.altervista.org/STANDBANKpl_.html not only violates Standard Bank’s copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights, but may also become a host to a phishing attack, or other fraudulent scams directed against Standard Bank and Standard Bank’s clients.
The fraudulent website not only represents a misappropriation of Standard Bank’s intellectual property; its purpose is to mislead Standard Bank’s clients. Our experience has shown that such sites become a host of phishing* and other fraudulent scams against our customer’s account holders.
Please take all necessary steps to immediately shut down the fraudulent website, terminate its availability on the Internet and discontinue the transmission of any e-mails associated with this website.
We understand that you may not be aware of this improper use of your services and we appreciate your cooperation. We specifically ask that you also take the following actions wherever relevant or possible:
We specifically would ask that you also provide a copy of any records you maintain that indicate the name, contact information, method of payment or similar information that may be useful in helping learn the identity and location of the customer for whom the website has been operated.
The foregoing is without prejudice to any and all of rights and remedies of any financial institution in connection with this matter, which are hereby expressly reserved.
RSA is providing this notification to you in the interest of preventing the proliferation of phishing scams and the information contained herein is provided to you on an "AS-IS" basis, without representation or warranty of any kind.
Thank you for your cooperation to prevent and terminate this fraudulent activity.
If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact RSA at the numbers below.
RSA SECURITY INC.
RSA Anti-Fraud Command Center
Tel: +44 (0)800-032-7751
*“Phishing” generally refers to a variety of web based scams that make use of an illegitimate website which passes itself off as being that of a targeted financial institution together with associated data collection points (including web based email accounts) in order to deceive the account holders of the financial institution into revealing their personal information, including but not limited to their credit or debit account numbers, checking account information, social security numbers, or banking account passwords. Once these account holder credentials are collected they can then be used to commit wire fraud or other similar activities of a criminal nature.
- JotForm SupportmlizAnswered on September 13, 2012 at 09:22 AM
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