Monday, 10 November 2008

Abbey Bank email fraud

Now it's the turn of the Abbey Bank to have a scam email sent in their name. Apparently they are doing an upgrade - how unusual.

Don't despair at the bank scammers, have a good laugh at them instead. Head to the right of this post and grab yourself a copy of "I'm Banking on it". A humerous guide to the UK banking system in turmoil, as seen through the eyes of the scammers.

Dear Abbey National Personal and Business Banking client!
Our Technical Department is doing a planned On-line Banking Service upgrade
By following the link below you will start the procedure of the customer login verification:
These directions are to be e-mailed and followed by all clients of the Abbey National eBanking
Abbey National does apologize for the inconveniences caused to you, and is very appreciative for your cooperation.
If you are not client of Abbey National Bank please ignore this notification!
*** This is automatically generated message, please do not reply ***

The link in the email might look legitimate, but look where it takes me: It looks almost as if it could be real, BUT - this is the real address of the Abbey bank:There is a difference, the fake one is ww3. Moral of this story is make sure you know the EXACT address of your online bank.

And if I click on the fake link, what do the phishers want? Well absolutely all my personal details, including my card number. Not b****y likely sunshine.

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