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Fresh Phishing Scam Targets Lloyds’ Customers

According to AppRiver, one fresh phishing scam is aiming attack on clients of Lloyds TSB by sending them fraudulent e-mails.

The e-mails, reportedly entice victims by informing them that money is coming to them after displaying the header "You have an incoming payment." And while there are no details in the e-mail's main content, the message merely states that it has been dispatched from Lloyds TSB Security Team Proceed Security Via Attachment.

Also, given mostly incorrect spellings in the e-mail, it seems the scammers crafted a brief text with a poorly-written English language.

Moreover, the current phishing scam involves HTML attachments rather than post web-links taking onto external sites. The attachment named Lloydstsb-onlinebanking.html when opened exhibits a web-page, which shows the components of Lloyds TSB branding as well as contains one more elaborately-written note.

The note, addressing the recipient as precious customer, tells him that he's due to receive a payment shortly but it can't be processed to his account since Lloyds TSB can't verify his details. Thereafter, it states that the user can see the particular transaction as well as his current balance by following a given web-link.

Furthermore, if the "Continue" button on the web-page is clicked, it leads the victim onto the actual banking website of Lloyd where he's asked to enter his financial and other personal credentials.

Additionally, cautioning end-users, AppRiver states that incase anybody ever feels doubtful of an e-mail, which appears as arriving from any organization, which maybe asking for his private information, alternatively trying to assert anything then he should straight away visit the concerned website and cross-check the matter. Also, end-users mustn't ever click on a given web-link during such situations as also never view the dubious attachments, the company added. Blogs.appriver.com published this on April 18, 2011.

Conclusively, the above spoofed e-mail scam seems to prove right what AppRiver forecasted during January 2011 that gullible Internet bankers could keep on getting victimized with phishing assaults against banks, particularly when an electronic mail supposedly from their banking institutions told them that they required logging-in for that could mean losing account information to the scammers.

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