Beware! A New Email Scam Involving CIBC And Norton LifeLock Is Making The Rounds

You need to keep your eye out for a new scam involving CIBC which is one of Canada’s biggest banks. It will show up in your email and look like this:

But if you look at the email address, this is a scam:

In the interest of science, I decided to click the link to see what happens:

It appears to try to redirect you via what looks like a Norton LifeLock site to what looks like a CIBC website. But it isn’t. If you look at the top left hand corner you see that it doesn’t come from Norton LifeLock. And I am pretty sure that I am not going to end up at a CIBC website (click to enlarge).

Sure enough, I am not at a CIBC website. Look at the URL that I have circled. That’s not CIBC as it ends in “ug”.

So what is the scam? It’s trying to get your online banking credentials so that cybercriminals can steal the money in your bank accounts. And it is using Norton LifeLock to gain your confidence. Someone went through a lot of trouble to set this up. Which means that you need to be really on your toes to avoid scams like this. And it’s a safe bet that similar scams involving other Canadian banks exist. So keep your eyes out for them and delete any emails that you get that look like the ones above.

UPDATE: CIBC reached out to me to say this.

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