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Posted by Cass - 17 January 2011

Beware of the Phishing Emails

Since the New Year I have received fifteen emails that are all from fraudsters trying to get my bank details.

HSBC, Cahoot, NatWest,Halifax and Royal Bank of Scotland to name just a few have all allegedly sent me official emails asking me to confirm my bank details. They say that they have frozen my accounts to protect my security.  I am not a customer of most of these establishments so I know they are false.

Today I received one from the Tax Office informing me that I have a refund due and in order to get it more quickly, I should fill in the form that they attached.  This is a scam.

Strangely, I am due for a tax refund and the amount was similar to the one I was expecting. It looked official and I am sure many unsuspecting people will respond.

The Tax Office, Bank or Building Society will never ask for bank details via telephone or email.

I contacted by local bank and was asked to forward them on to their fraud office for investigation so let's hope they will be able to prevent these fraudsters cashing in and taking money from our accounts.

I thought I would let everyone know about this in the hope that it will prevent people from giving these crooks the opportunity they are looking for.

Be Vigilant!!

Posted by Archie P - Thursday 7th April 2011 10:34

I know for sure that you are aware of internet crimes. Phishing emails is just one of the wrong practices online. Epsilon, a major Internet marketing concern, last week experienced a hack of its client\'s customer database. The Epsilon database hack exposed the names and email addresses of millions of consumers at charge card corporations and major retailers. Phishing attacks are anticipated to be the inevitable result of the Epsilon data base hack, and the company\'s clients began warning their customers Monday. If your bank account is hacked into, a short term loans loan will not likely be enough to mend the frustration.

Posted by Archie P - Thursday 7th April 2011 10:30

I know for sure that you are aware of internet crimes. Phishing emails is just one of the wrong practices online. Epsilon, a major Internet marketing concern, last week experienced a hack of its client\'s customer database. The Epsilon database hack exposed the names and email addresses of millions of consumers at charge card corporations and major retailers. Phishing attacks are anticipated to be the inevitable result of the Epsilon data base hack, and the company\'s clients began warning their customers Monday. If your bank account is hacked into, a short term loans loan will not likely be enough to mend the frustration.

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