Australia’s largest bank has sounded the alarm on a new scam purportedly offering customers $500 if they check their ‘cardless cash’ function.
The Commonwealth Bank confirmed the scam today, warning that the SMS message and attached link was a hoax.
“NetBank Alert: Help us to test the CommBank app and get a $500 bonus,” the scam SMS reads.
The attached link directs victims to a webpage that appears to belong to the Commonwealth Bank.
“If you will give us a few minutes of your time, you will get a $500 bonus to your account,” the page reads.
“All you need is to check whether the Cardless Cash functionality on iPhone works correctly: just create a $500 Cash Code and this sum will be transferred to your account within an hour.”
The Commonwealth Bank shared a screenshot of the scam today, telling customers that it would never contact them with a message containing a link asking for NetBank client number, password or NetCode SMS.
“If you receive this SMS, report it to firstname.lastname@example.org then delete it,” the bank advised.
One Commonwealth Bank customer commented on Facebook that they had received six of the scam messages in the past week.
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