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Santander UK Phishing Scam - "Account Summary (Current Accounts and Savings)"

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Santander UK Phishing Scam - "Account Summary (Current Accounts and Savings)"

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The email message below with the subject: "Account Summary (current accounts and savings)," is a phishing scam. The fake email message was sent by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients (Santander UK customers) into clicking on one of the links within it. The malicious links go to a fake Santander UK website created by cyber-criminals to steal their potential victims’ banking user name and password, or credentials. Santander UK is United Kingdom bank, wholly owned by the Spanish Santander Group.

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The Santander UK Phishing Email Message

From: Santander UK [mailto:santander@utpa .edu]
Subject: Account Sum mary (current accounts and savings)

Dear Customer

Your new Account Summary has arrived in Online Banking

Your Account Summary includes details of any current and savings accounts that you have with Santander UK. If you need to complete a tax return, it contains the information you need for these accounts.

To view it simply Login on now select "e-Documents" from the left-hand menu from the "My Accounts & Transactions" tab.

Regards
Santander UK plc

P.S. If you haven't already done so, you can help the environment by turning off all your other paper statements by clicking on change your paperless settings within "e-Documents".

It is important for internet users to remember that they should never click on a link to sign into their online accounts, especially links in email messages. The safest way to sign into their online accounts is to go directly to their online account providers’ websites, by typing the addresses of the websites in their web browsers or using a popular search engine to find the websites.

For example:
Santander UK's customers should type: “www.santander.co.uk” in their web browsers or search for “Santander UK” using a popular search engine.

Recipients of the phishing Santander UK email message, who have clicked on the link and have attempted to sign into the phishing website with their accounts’ credentials, should change their passwords and contact Santander UK immediately.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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