My bank has been warning customers that if they receive an e-mail purporting to be from them they "should not action any links in the e-mail."
It then goes on to tell what to do if in fact you have "actioned" a link.
I e-mailed them to suggest that this was a bizarre usage of the word "action", and received back:
Dear Mr. Rueger,
Thank you for your inquiry.
Action can also be used as a verb and to action something means taking steps to do it.
I hope this information is helpful.
Please feel free to contact Scotiabank again any time you require assistance. Our Customer Service Representatives and E-mail Specialists would be pleased to assist you.
Tel. within North America: 1-800-472-6842 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) Tel. outside North America: 416-288-3899 (collect calls accepted 24/7) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Confidential 2-way messaging for Scotia OnLine users
Thank you again for contacting Scotiabank. We appreciate your business and look forward to assisting you in the future.
Irshad Alleear Email Customer Service Officer Customer Contact Centre Scotiabank
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