Banking Scam: “BOQ Account Closed” Phishing Email Circulating

Posted by MailGuard on 06 January 2022 13:11:48 AEDT

BOQ (Bank of Queensland) customers should be wary of email’s claiming that there is a problem with their account. A new email phishing scam is being blocked by MailGuard, with the subject of ‘BOQ Account Closed’, it informs recipients that they have ‘1 New Message & Alert In Your Online Banking Account’.


Sent from ‘BOQ’, with a convincing ‘noreply(at)boq(dot)com(dot)au’ sender email address, customers could be forgiven for thinking that it may be authentic. To add to it’s credibility, the criminals behind the attack have also included the copyright information and Australian Credit License number for the bank.

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Fake Payment Alert Targets Unsuspecting BOQ Customers

Posted by MailGuard on 26 August 2021 15:56:25 AEST

Bank of Queensland customers have been targetedby aclever phishing scammasquerading as a ‘payment alert’notification delivered to unsuspecting victims by email. This is the second phishing attempt that MailGuard has intercepted involving a financial institution this week, following an email fraud spoofing ANZ. 

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