According to the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority, the scam is a so-called phishing attack, which uses technical subterfuge in an attempt to steal personal identity data and financial information.
Nordea is urging its customers to destroy the emails, which were written in English. The company believes this scam is as broad as the attempted hoax carried out in October, when half a million Finns received fraudulent messages.
Nordea closed six customer accounts due to the latest emails. The bank reminds clients that it never asks for customer information through email.