There's An NAB Scam Happening In Australia Right Now [Updated]

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According to Scamwatch and the NSW Police there is currently an NAB email scam doing the rounds right now. Here's what you need to know.

An email titled 'You have one new important message' from 'NAB Online' are landing in peoples inboxes.

According to a statement from the NSW Police, the email states that it's an automated message and that a hold has been placed on the recipients card due to "usage in a different location."

The email advises users to visit their local branch to resolve, or to click on a provided link to "get verified within minutes."

Clearly the scammers are banking on users wanting a quick and easy resolution.

When clicked the link takes the user to a phishing site that asks for confidential details.

Image: a screenshot of the scam email and fake phishing site provided by the NSW Police

If you receive this email report it to Scamwatch and delete it immediately. Do not click on any links within the email.

"At NAB, we are passionate about doing what we can to ensure all of our customers and small businesses alike are protected from cybercrime and fraud. NAB invests heavily in the latest cyber security and fraud detection capabilities to protect our customers, and we monitor customers’ accounts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for suspicious activity," said NAB's Chief Enterprise Security Officer David Fairman in an email.

"NAB has a mature security awareness program. For our individual customers and small-to-medium businesses, we have a great NAB Security Hub found at nab.com.au/security full of pragmatic and relevant articles, videos, and training modules to equip these groups with the information and tools they need to be aware of to protect themselves. We regularly publish security alerts on the Hub when we see new threats and identify trends, to provide timely advice to our customers."

If you have been the victim of a scam, head over to Scamwatch for advice and resources.

This article has been updated to include a statement from NAB.

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