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Author Topic: Lloyds Bank Phishing E-mail  (Read 9880 times)

oldfogy

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Lloyds Bank Phishing E-mail
« on: June 22, 2006, 02:46:16 AM »

This e-mail is now doing the rounds (along with many others) supposedly from Lloyds TSB Bank.

This is NOT from Lloyds bank and under no circumstances should anyone reply to it, unless you want your bank account depleted.

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 It has come to our attention that your Lloyds TSB account information needs to be updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your personal records you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

  However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension.
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There was more than this, but this is the main part of the e-mail concerned.
If you also check the spelling of Lloyds, in the original there are places where it is even spelt incorrectly.

You have been Warned/Informed.
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Lloyds Bank Phishing E-mail
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2006, 02:27:21 PM »

Just a follow-up from the Lloyds Tsb Fraud investigation team with regards to the initial posting.

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Dear Mr  

We would like to thank you for taking the time to send this information to us.  We are currently investigating this matter further, and hope to have this resolved as a matter of urgency.  

 
This fraudulent email has been sent indiscriminately to both customers and non-customers.  It appears to have been sent on a random basis. Please delete the email immediately without responding or visiting any website detailed within it.

Scams such as these often attempt to download a virus to your computer once the email is opened. Therefore we strongly recommend that you run your anti-virus software to combat this.  We also suggest that you ensure your anti-virus software is up to date before running the scan.

Please note that we will only send you e-mails in response to a specific enquiry.  We will not use this e-mail address again, unless you contact us first.      

You may also find this link of interest: http://www.lloydstsb.com/security.asp
Kind Regards

Fraud Response Team
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