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Posted January 13, 2011 by Simon in Uncategorized
 
 

Suspicious Banking E-mails

safeOver 20 million people in the UK bank online, and it is a very secure and convenient way to access your bank’s services. It also pays to be on the lookout for scammers who may try and gain access to your account, usually by trying to fool you into handing over security information such as user names, passwords and memorable information.

If you use email, chances are at some point you will get a scam or phishing email in your inbox.  It’s hard to keep track of the all of the new scams being e-mailed out, so to help you see if an e-mail is false, check out the E-mail Scam Alert Service on our site.

If you receive suspicious-looking emails that appear to be from a bank, it’s worthwhile forwarding them onto the bank concerned, and also to the Bank Safe Online site:

Bank Safe Online
  • reports@banksafeonline.org.uk
Abbey National
  • phishing@abbey.com
Alliance & Leicester
  • suspiciousemails@alliance-leicester.co.uk
Barclays
  • internetsecurity@barclays.co.uk
Co-Operative Bank
  • ihaveseenascam@co-operativebank.co.uk
HSBC
  • phishing@hsbc.com
Halifax
  • security@hbosplc.com
LloydsTsb
  • emailscams@lloydstsb.co.uk
Northern Rock
  • report.phishing@northernrock.co.uk
Nationwide
  • phishing@nationwide.co.uk

Simon