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Widnes Inhabitants Cautioned about Scammers’ E-mail

Inhabitants residing in Widnes (Halton, Cheshire, England) have been advised for being watchful ever-since one person there got a scam electronic mail that an online scammer posing as a bank representative sent. Liverpoolecho.co.uk reported this, August 6, 2015.

There wasn't any mention of 'Royal Bank of Scotland' or RBS inside the sender's id and although a given web-link appeared as if it would take onto RBS site with a client's directory, it actually led onto one website known as Oyomama.

The e-mail's recipient forwarded the message at the address of Trading Standards Officers of Halton Council.

Addressing recipient with the words "Dear Royal Bank of Scotland Customer," the scam e-mail states that the Customer Service of RBS requests the person for filling up CCF (Customer Confirmation Form) under digital banking supposed to be compulsory for all accountholders with RBS.

The e-mail further states that users should click on the web-link as well as go to the address given for obtaining the Digital Banking CCF namely sessionid-394210512.rbs.co.uk/customerdirectory/direct/ccf.aspx.

Thereafter, expressing gratitude to the reader, the e-mail gives the reason as him selecting RBS for business purpose.

Locals getting the e-mail have been urged towards erasing the message without following its web-links.

Incidentally, it's after the Scams Awareness Month observed in July that the above e-mail fraud has emerged. During July, people were advised for adopting suggestions towards remaining safe from scams as also for taking time whilst deciding on something and putting essential information together prior to giving out personal details/money, while also notifying incase of a probable fraud getting detected.

For lessening assaults of the aforementioned kind, specialists outline certain chief recommendations. These are: to remember that no genuine institution of finance (like RBS within the current instance) will ever ask customers to provide critical personal information by sending them an unsolicited e-mail. Further, the fraudulent electronic mail's header should be examined for ensuring the firm's name as being same as the claimant.

Importantly, there's one special security section contained inside RBS' website that delineates crucial suggestions for users about Internet safety. The website also offers for reporting scams, dubious e-mails, and bank account and card frauds.

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