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Beware of "NatWest New Banking Authentication System" Phishing Scam

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Beware of  "NatWest New Banking Authentication System" Phishing Scam

The email message below with the subject: "New banking authentication system," is a phishing scam. The phishing scam is being sent by cyber-criminals to steal the recipients' NatWest usernames, passwords, personal and financial information, by attempting to trick them into clicking on a link in it which goes to a fake NatWest or phishing website.

The "NatWest New Banking Authentication System" Phishing Scam

From: NatWest <iyP0X6Y@northwest.com>
Sent: 16 December 2015 19:01
Subject: New banking authentication system

NatWest

Act Now Alert

Dear [email address removed],

Please note that starting from November 30, 2015 we will be introducing new online banking authentication procedures in order to protect the information of our online banking users.

You are required to confirm your personal details with us as you will not be able access our online service until this has been done. As you're already registered for online banking all you need to do is to confirm your online banking details.

Get Started

Once you've completed this process you'll be able to have full access to our online banking service. Don't hesitate to call us if you have any queries, but please do not respond to this email. You'll find contact details for all of our services in the 'contact us' section of natwest.com.

Best regards,
Internet support team

The link in the email message goes to the fake or phishing NatWest website, which will ask the potential victims who clicked the link, to enter their NatWest's username, password, credit, personal information and other security information, needed to hijack their accounts.

If the potential victims enter the information requested, it will be sent to the scammers behind the fake email and phishing website. With the potential victims' information, the scammers will be able to gain access to their accounts, sell the information to the highest bidder and further scam the victims.in this case, the NatWest customers can end up being victims of identity theft and credit card fraud.

If you unknowingly clicked on the link in the email message, please change your NatWest's password immediately and contact them. And, remember, never click on a link in an email message or anywhere else to login or sign into your online accounts. Always go directly to www.natwest.com to sign into your account.

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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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