(CMR) The RCIPS Financial Crime Investigation Unit is advising the public of a phishing email currently circulating, which purports to be from Butterfield Bank.
The Phishing email is titled – [IMPORTANT – Butterfields Final Warning]
Within the email, it says, ‘CLICK HERE NOW to completely review this profile’
“If you receive the email, please do not click on the link, but immediately delete the email instead,” the police warned.
The RCIPS explained that phishing emails are often referred to as fake, scam, and suspicious emails. Their purpose is to compromise an organization’s computer systems and network to gain unauthorized access.
The phishing emails will often include a fake website link or malicious file attachment – you should never click on either of these.
Persons can spot phishing emails by hovering their cursor over the link, checking the sender's email address carefully, and looking out for emails that purport to have a sense of urgency or include threats.
If you believe you have been compromised by a phishing email, contact the FCIU at 949-8797 or [email protected].