Ally Bank Phishing Scam
Ally Bank Scam Emails
Following on from the Bank of America phishing scam, the scammers are now sending out phishing emails to Ally Bank Customers.
Again, I doubt if the Ally Bank online customer form scam will affect many UK residents, as it’s a Philadelphia based bank, (I believe), but it may well cause some upsets in the USA.
The Ally Bank scam spam was sent to me supposedly from customercare @ ally.com, which is obviously a masked reply-to address it’s actually from Ferask.eu, (see below). The subject line on the Ally email I received was “RE: information from Ally Bank customer service Sun, 9 Aug 2009 13:36:58 +0100″. The email reads:
Dear customer, As part of the new security measures, all Ally Bank customers are required to complete Ally Bank Online Customer Form. Please complete the form as soon as possible.To access the form please click on the following link:http:// secure.ally.com/allyWebClient/ccare/cform.do?id=0064875271429691818209807006720862190505679951117542002213 We look forward to helping you,Your Ally Customer Care Team.
The information contained in this message is proprietary and/or confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, please: (i) delete the message and all copies; (ii) do not disclose, distribute or use the message in any manner; and (iii) notify the sender immediately. In addition, please be aware that any message addressed to our domain is subject to archiving and review by persons other than the intended recipient. Thank you.
Ally Bank Subject Lines
Having received some copies of other Ally bank scam emails since writing this article, here are some of the different subject lines on different emails:
- Important notification from Ally Bank
- Ally Bank reminder: notification
- New version of Ally Bank (former GMAC bank) customer form has been released
- GMAC Bank is now Ally Bank
- Instructions for Ally Bank (former GMAC Bank) customer
- For attention of Ally Bank (former GMAC Bank) customer
- New version of Ally Bank customer form has been released
Ferask.eu Phishing Scammers
The Ally form actually doesn’t go to the address on the email, it goes to a subdomain of ferask.eu who are phishing for access details to your bank account.
If you are an Ally bank customer and you receive this scam email or one like it, don’t reply and don’t click on the link. Simply bin it.
Like all banks, Ally will never request personal details in an email and any email will be addressed directly to you, not to, “Dear customer”.
If you receive on similar, but not the same, or with a different subject line, etc. - let us know and we’ll publish it on this article.