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Did you get an e-mail from George Towoin at Bank of Ireland?

Ignore it. It’s a phishing e-mail. It’s a scam, but it looks a lot different to a lot of others that I’ve seen. This is a key, and interesting, section of the e-mail:

In the last 2 weeks over 30 customers have come to Bank Of Ireland Branch and declared us that their credit cards that have been emptied. We have checked and noticed that only some bins were used for this attack of fraud.
The bins are confidential, in case, if you have received this message means, that your credit card may be attacked.
To not happen, Bank Of Ireland has launched a program with a password protection like “PIN Number”. This password consists of numbers, please choose a more complicated password for your safety, these steps are very simple, please reply to this email at the following link, if these steps will not be made within 72h, your account will be temporarily suspended for a period of 1-3 months.

Doesn’t make a whole lot of sense really, does it? One of the first things to watch out for. And the fact that they’ll suspend your account if you don’t follow up – a little strange also. The full text of the e-mail is available here.

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