CIMB Clicks Email Phishing Scam

The scammers are at it again!

Of late, there has been many emails “supposedly” from CIMB claiming that your CIMB Clicks account needs re-verification and such, and requires you to login at on a link that they provide.


Ignore the email, and do not click on the link that they give in the email.

This is the most recent CIMB Clicks email phishing that I received (links removed of course)

We noticed several unsuccessful login attempts on your CIMB Clicks online bank account. Therefore your account has been suspended as part of our security precaution.

You are therefore required to re-confirm your account details on file with us in order to prove that you are the legitimate owner of the account.

This is a 2 step authentication process, which must be completed.

Confirm Your Details [link to the phishing site]

Note: You are requested to have your mobile phone close to you

You will be requesed to enter a Transaction Authorisation Code (TAC) in other to restore your account access.

You shall receive the Transaction Authorisation Code (TAC) on your mobile phone during the step 2 of the account restoration process

Failure to provide the Transaction Authorisation Code (TAC) which you will receive on your mobile phone shall lead to permanent closure of your online banking account

You are advised to adhere strictly to the instructions provided in this email.

Thank you,
CIMB Clicks Team.

Phishing scam (pronounced as ‘fishing’), is an act of masquerading to acquire your sensitive information such as bank account numbers, passwords etc. Phishing scammers will usually send emails to unsuspecting victims, posing as a bank officials requesting you to update your information, confirm your details and more. Phishing scam is a major financial threat, and in the UK, an estimated total of £23.2 million has been lost to phishing scam in 2005 (source: Association for Payment Clearing Services, APACS. Click here for article).

So be very careful guys! Always remember to login from if you want to check your CIMB account, and never use any of the email links to login!