Recently I received an email from ICICI bank, I do not hold any account with ICICI so I was surprised. the email is as follows
============FAKE email from FAKE icici clone ============
Important Online Banking Security Alert: Verifiy Your Online Banking Security.Thursday, September 3, 2009 7:23 PM
From: "ICICI Online Accounts Alerts"
ICICI is constantly striving to provide you with more convenience, control, and security to assist in managing your finances.
As part of our ongoing efforts to make it easier and more secure for you to use our online services, we have upgraded the ICICI E-Sign Consent and Online Access that you reviewed and accepted when you began to use ICICI Online® Banking service(s).
To upgrade your online details, please visit our secure server webform by clicking the link below...
Verify My Account Security.
This alert relates to your Online Banking Profile only.
Thank you for your cooperation.
ICICI Internet Security Team.
© ICICI Bank Ltd. All rights reserved.
If you click on the above link it will take you to the page which looks very similar to ICICI bank webpage BUT wait a minute and look at the url for the address and it looks like
This clearly proves that it is a FAKE clone of ICICI bank webpage so beware and DO NOT login to this page. I would request the authorities to heavily PENALISED all the companies who host such fake sites. AND ICICI Bank should take this matter very seriously with the authorities for the safety of the ICICI Banks Customers.