Fraudulent Warning to Customers of Halifax
As per a news by mk Financial Solutions on October 26, 2008, a phishing mail is sent to customers of Halifax Bank cautioning them about internet security.
Security experts reveal that if a customer of Halifax Bank replies to the mail scam, he will be trapped in the scam. The mail carries the logo of Halifax Bank and text.
Security experts also claim that phishing has become more advanced and the current mail scam is the perfect example of their advancement.
The text of phishing mail states that Halifax PLC is getting several complaints from its customers for inauthentic use of online accounts. Further, the mail explains that because of these complaints, it urges customers to follow some guidelines and confirm their banking details for the security of their accounts. The secure your details are given as an attached link in the mail text.
Moreover, to make the mail look more convincing, the hackers cautioned that users who do no follow these rules will end up in suspension of their accounts. It also claims that this is a part of security measure and the bank aims at securing the customer's details through these steps. The mail concludes by thanking the customers from the side of Security Centre Advisory, Halifax PLC.
Security experts said that Web users should not forget that established companies and banks will never send any mails requesting users' private details. They also added that such mails are fraudulent and should be reported to the concerned company or bank being 'phished'.
Further, security experts advises that if anytime the users wish to visit the site for their account, credit card details or any other information, users should not follow a link in the mail as provided in the Halifax mail scam; rather they should type the address of the bank in the browser and directly visit the bank's authentic site.
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