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BMO MasterCard Phishing Alert

Published on: March 21, 2016

Recently, a number of BMO MasterCard (PCard) holders reported receiving “Phishing” emails to update their account information. Cardholders were directed to a fake website and asked to enter their card number and password.

Phishing is a fraudulent process used to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details. Email recipients are often deceived by phishing attempts since messages appear to be sent by legitimate and trustworthy sources.

UofT cardholders are reminded that credit card companies will never request your account information via email. If you receive an email you suspect is fraudulent, forward it to your local IT support group.

For more information on phishing and other types of online fraud:

www.bmo.com/home/about/banking/privacy-security/what-to-watch-for
www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/scams-fraudes/phishing-eng.htm
www.cba.ca/en/consumer-information/42-safeguarding-your-money/91-email-fraud-phishing

Information posted by Procurement Services.

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