Beware of "We Detected Irregular Activity on Your Tesco Credit Card" Phishing Scam
Aug 29, 2016
The email message below, which claims that an irregular activity was detect on the recipients' Tesco credit cards, is another attempt by cyber-criminals to trick Tesco Bank customers into sending them their account credentials, personal and banking information, by claiming that changes have been made on their Tesco bank interest rate and tax. And, the recipients need to click on a link in the email message to review their accounts. But, clicking the link within the phishing email message will only take the recipients to a fake Tesco Bank website that will ask them for their account credentials, personal and banking information that the cyber-criminals behind the scam will use to gain access to their accounts, steal their money and use the accounts commit fraud.
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But, the email message was not sent by Tesco Bank and is a phishing scam. Clicking the link within the email message, will only take the recipients to a fake Tesco Bank website that will ask them for their account credentials, personal and banking information that the cyber-criminals behind the scam will use to gain access to their accounts, steal their money and use the accounts commit fraud.
The Tesco Bank Phishing Email Message
Subject: Your Account
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:04:08 +1000
Dear Account Holder,
We detected irregular activity on your tesco credit card.
For your protection, You are required to verify your account as the primary owner before you can continue using your card.
Please kindly review your account by following the reference link below.
Please do not reply to this message. For question s, We will contact you as soon as possible.
We hope you find our card services easy and convenient to use.
Tesco Online Banking.
The fake Tesco Bank website that the link in the email message goes to, will ask the potential victims for their Tesco username and password, 6 digits security number, sort code, account number, first name, last name, mother's maiden name, house address, postcode, mobile phone number, date of birth and security question.
If the potential victims submit the information on the fake website, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals who sent the email.
Remember, never to click on a link in an email message to sign into your account.to avoid getting scammed by phishing email messages, you can go directly to Tesco Bank's website at http://www.tescobank.com/ and sign into your account from there. If there is a problem with your account, you will be notified after signing or logging in.
If you were or think you were tricked into sending your personal and banking information by the fake Tesco Bank email message above, please contact Tesco Bank.
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