Phishing scheme: Email notices sent using the Bank of Israel name

23/01/2013

In recent days, citizens have been receiving email messages that appear to have been sent from the Bank of Israel. The notices request that the addressees send personal details and credit card information to certain addresses, claiming that there was a problem with the credit card's servers. The notices are sent from an address that appears to be that of the Bank of Israel. In previous cases, similar notices even contained a link to a site that appeared similar to that of the Bank of Israel.


 
It is important to note that the Bank of Israel (which does not maintain accounts for individuals) does not send notices requesting personal details, and certainly not credit card information.
 
 
The public is requested to increase its alertness. Do not send personal or classified information.