Is anyone else in South Africa getting spam email and sms’s from Nedbank?
Its not the first time the issue has cropped up, but a mate of mine from the coffeeclub.co.za has told me that he is getting highly annoyed at the increase in emails that come from Nedbank.
Thing is..he does NOT have an account at Nedbank.
At first he reckoned it was just another phishing scam ,but apparently the email is genuine.
Here’s a copy of the email he recieved, i’ve highlight the areas i altered where his email address and links were inserted.
From: Nedbank <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 3:58 PM
Subject: Nedbank eStatements – have your statements sent directly to your inbox
This message contains graphics. If you do not see the graphics, click here to view (link)
Dear XXXXX You can now choose to have your current account
statements emailed directly to your inbox. This method is quick, safe and, because no paper is wasted, it’s so much kinder on the environment.
It’s quick as you needn’t wait for the post. It’s safe because your
statement is encrypted and only you can open it.
And it’s free! PLUS: Nedbank will donate 25c to the Green Trust
for every email sent to show our commitment to a paperless
(4 links added here)
And he is not alone.
Several other people have also complained that they have recieved the same email addressed to their correct name and surname.
Assuming this is not a scam or phishing email sent from middle Africa then a reputable South African bank is engaging in spam. Illegal spam apparently, since there is no way to remove your name from their database without going through a sh*tload of red tape.
Some of the people i chatted to as well as online forums (mybroadband.co.za) have also identified Nedbank as the sender of spam text messages, even when the person is not a Nedbank account holder.
The issue seems to be annoying the crap out of lots of people.
A response from Nedbank would be welcomed don’t you think?