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AlanMcT

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AlanMcT says:

The advantage of being an old git

and being brought up before we stopped giving a shit about grammar and spelling.

This is an email I received this morning. It is supposed to be from NatWest Bank and had all the trappings of a proper NatWest email complete with logo and company details.

Unlock your profile

Due to database operations error,some online banking accounts can be lost.We are instructing our clients to verify there account on file with us in order to make it active and enjoy the new features on our banking system. You are requested to click the log in botton to make it active and better than before.Thank you:

Of course you had to supply your bank details to 'Unlock Your Profile'.

Maybe some younger folk wouldn't see anything wrong? Thank goodness most crooks are stupid otherwise the police wouldn't stand a chance.

:wacko:

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DrFutura

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DrFutura says:

Did you ..

a) forward it to NatWest (they do try to deal with them), b) suspect it might be of foreign origin also ?

I have had these for several banks, none of which I bank with.

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OrientalSteve

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Spoof mail

This type of spoof mail is everywhere except it takes you to a fake webpage and get your ebay details or paypal account.

I'm sure there are lots of people fallen victim to it before.

 

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AlanMcT

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AlanMcT says:

DrFutura

Thanks - I will do that.

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Boult

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Boult says:

I wouldn't trust

a genuine e-mail from my bank. Not only an old (ish) git, I'm deeply cynical too:biggrin:.

 

My paypal password is so secure even I can't remember it....:blink:

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pthompson11

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pthompson11 says:

Phishing

AlanMcT this is a Phishing attack in which the uneducated would click on the link supplied and log on to a fake site. You should report it to Natwest and http://www.antiphishing.org/report_phishing.html I hope this helps. If you would like some information on Phishing try the BBC web site.

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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

i agree Boult,

password for this, password for that, don't write it down, don't make it obvious they say, so i get all flash and clever....a few weeks later, doh!!,:wacko:.. i've forgotton...the downside to being an old git??!!!  :lol:

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steve.g

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steve.g says:

old git

the advantage is ... forgot what i was going to say. oh , another thing, erm. need a piss

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Boult

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Boult says:

need a piss Steve?

sounds like you're ready to join the ranks of us beemer riders....:lol::wink:

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BroonBottle

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BroonBottle says:

I've had several of these

If you ever get any email that might be from your bank the best course of action is to log in to your account from the bookmark/favourite that you'll already have on your computer. In the unlikely event that it is real then you'd get some sort of message when you login.


Usually if you hold your mouse pointer over the link that you're being asked to click it should show up the real web address that the link points to, and it's usually pretty obvious then that it's not real.

Don't rely on the grammar to prove a hoax. I work for a bank producing letters and some of the stuff that I get to see is dreadful.

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vulcanrog

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vulcanrog says:

I get these

from the Halifax & I don't have an account with them ! I ignore all emails from banks as I mistrust the web,  something to do with also being an old git & learning to become a cynic over the years.  spelling & grammar is no indicator these days,  our illustrious leader at work is an ex cop & a supposedly 'educated man' his spelling & grasp of the english language is diabolical so being a bank worker doesn't make someone automatically good wiv dah spellink und grammer innit ?

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