Cyber-criminals are again attempting to trick Tesco Bank customers into sending them their personal and banking information, by sending out a fake email message (see below) claiming they have an incoming payment slated for their accounts. And, the recipients need to click on a link in the email message to fix the problem because the transaction cannot be
completed due to errors in the recipients' account information.
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 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
You have an incoming payment slated for your account. This transaction cannot be completed due to errors present in your account information.
You are required to click on the Logon below to fix this problem immediately.
Please do not reply to this message. For questions, please call Customer Service at the
number on the back of your card. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Tesco Personal Finance.
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.