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Is Nedbank spamming you?
Posted by on Mar 4th, 2010

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 <noreply@nedbank.co.za>
Date: Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 3:58 PM
Subject: Nedbank eStatements – have your statements sent directly to your inbox
To: (XXXXXXXXX)

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
environment.
(4 links added here)
Unsubscribe (link)

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?

[Thanks E]

aramat says:
March 03, 2010 at 10:59 am

Im getting mail from absa all the time, and im not even with ABSA. It really is annoying, I get at least 1 a day.

Matt says:
March 03, 2010 at 10:59 am

I’m with Nedbank and I get them from ABSA

Mr Happy says:
March 03, 2010 at 10:59 am

No, they aren’t spamming me… They just steal my money through bank charges and other miscellaneous charges that arise from ‘mistakes’,etc… Incredible – imagine they make mistakes with 1 million clients a month of R10 and only half bother to do anything about it – that’s a cool R5m a month for free… Mr Happy is unhappy with banks and would prefer to dig a hole somewhere…

Mr Happy says:
March 03, 2010 at 10:59 am

Sorry, just one more for your bitch and moan section – I opened a Bidvest account 2 months ago and deposited R100. Haven’t touched the account since then and the latest statement I got stated that I owe them R500… Unreal…

March 03, 2010 at 10:59 am

Excellent post thank you for the info

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