July 16, 2014
First Interstate Bank has received notification that a number of customers have received a phishing message via email. The emails are marked with “Important Notice” in the subject line, and informs customers that we have upgraded our encryption software. The message asks customers to follow a link to “confirm details,” which takes them to a web site based in the United Kingdom.
This fraudulent web site is a copy of our Internet Banking login page, and credentials are captured if entered in to the login area. After logging in, users are then directed to a secondary page asking for information pertaining to Social Security, a driver’s license, email address & password, as well as security details. Finally, customers are asked to select five security questions with supplied answers before being redirected back to our real web page.
This email message, link, and corresponding web page are malicious and in no way associated with First Interstate Bank. We have begun procedures to remove the web site, but this can take time. If you receive this email message, please delete it and do not disclose any personal or account information.
First Interstate Bank would never contact customers via email to request personal information. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this scam or any other suspicious activity, please contact your local branch or our Corporate Security office at 406-237-2702.