The Royal Bank of Scotland email message below is a phishing scam. The email message was not sent by Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), but by cybercriminals, whose aim is to trick some of Royal Bank of Scotland customers into clicking on the phishing link in the fake email message below.
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Irregular Activity Phishing Scam Email
Subject: RBS - 1 New ALERT Message
Dear Valued Customer,
We noticed irregular activity on your RBS Debit Card.
For your protection, You are required to pass the verification questions correctly as the primary owner before we can re-open your debit card for use.
We will review the activity on your account and remove any restrictions placed on your account.
Click Here To Proceed To Your Account
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The link in email message goes to a fake or phishing Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) website, which will ask the persons who clicked the link, to enter their Royal Bank of Scotland username, password, credit card and personal information.
If these persons enter the information requested, it will be sent to the scammers behind this fake email and phishing website.
With this information, these scammers will be able to gain access to their victims' accounts, sell this information to the highest bidder and further scam the victims.in this case, these persons 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 Royal Bank of Scotland password immediately and contact them.
Never click on a link in an email message or anywhere else to login or sign into your online accounts. Always go directly to the website by typing the name of the website into your web browser's address bar.
To sign into your Royal Bank of Scotland account online, type "www.rbs.com" in your web browser and press the "Enter" key or "Go" button. Once you are on the home page, click "Digital banking" at the top of the page to sign into your account.
On the sign-in page, your web browser's address bar should look like the following:
The image above indicates that the website that you are on is secured.