The email message below with the subject: "Your Lloyds online banking has been flagged," is a phishing scam and was not sent by Lloyds Bank. The email message was designed to steal the recipients' Lloyds Bank usernames, passwords, personal and financial information, by attempting to trick them into clicking on a link in it, which will take them to a fake Lloyds Bank website.
The Fake or Phishing Lloyds Bank Email Message
From: Lloyds [mailto:help @teamsupport.com]
Sent: 31 January 2015 08:05
Subject: Your Lloyds online banking has been flagged
Important Lloyds Notification :
For security reasons, you have a limited number of unsuccessful login attempts and your Lloyds online banking was flagged.
However, a hold is placed on your online banking until you verify your details with us.
While on restriction you will not be able to use most services and your online banking may be closed soon if no further action has been taken.
Just logon to resolve this issue and restore account activities.
© 2012 Lloyds.UK
The link in the email message goes to the fake or phishing Lloyds Bank website:
http://updatesecurityteambuiss 2625633605frontendx3index.html api2paginatestart11page2skip1 api2apisortcolumn.insurancemasters.net/,
which will ask the potential victims who clicked the link, to enter their Lloyds Bank'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, thee 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 Lloyds Bank 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 Lloyds Bank's 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.
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