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Phishing Warning: Fake Tesco Bank Emails Dispersing all Over the Internet

Cybercriminals are still sending fake mails masquerading Tesco Bank in an effort to con users into controlling their personal information, as published by softpedia.com dated November 22, 2012.

The subject of the mail is "Free Tesco Christmas Voucher Shop For Free". It opens up on a warm and hearty note presenting Tesco Bank customers with an opportunity to shop free-of cost as its providing some gift vouchers, though the offer is free for Tesco credit card holders. The offer is claimable till January 1, 2013. To find out the eligibility criteria to obtain the offer, a link is provided with all requisite details.

"After confirmation, if you are selected, your gift voucher will be offered through e-mail to your mailbox."

The phony e-mails were signed by the Tesco Personal Finance Online Service.

However, the e-mail is not sent from Tesco and the assured vouchers are a catch to hook naive users. Those who fall for the link will reach to a fake website where they will be asked to enter their username to login; security experts examined the current phishing email campaign comment.

After submitting their username and hitting the "Login" button, the mails will be lead to a second phony page that will request for bank access particulars along their email address, contact number, and password.

Click "Next" once you deposit the desired information, victims will be involuntarily redirected to the legal Tesco website.

While the phishing campaign by criminals is on, they can gather all the details provided to them on the phony site and employ it to the hijacking of authentic Tesco online accounts. They can also employ the stolen information to seize the email accounts and utilize them for additional spam and scam campaigns. Obviously, victims never receive the promised shopping vouchers, which never present in the initial place.

One should be careful of such bogus sites and emails. Contact Tesco in case if you contact your personal and financial details to the crooks.

In a nutshell, this is not the first time that scam email campaign has beat Tesco Bank customers during the earlier weeks. In the first week of October 2012, fake emails titled 'Important information related your Tesco Bank online Banking!' were caught by security experts.

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