The email message below: "Online Banking Tesco Alert," is another attempt by cyber-criminals to trick Tesco Bank customers into sending them their account credentials, personal and banking information, by claiming that their accounts have been disabled due to unusually high levels of activity on your account. And, the recipients need to click on a link in the email message to restore access to their accounts.
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 account credentials, 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 Phishing Tesco Bank Email Message
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2015 21:50:49 +0000
From: Tesco.Bank-uk.retail-bank.uk1 .rhmfwdyogt-62418185rh@r184 .admarketing.guess. ca_rhmfw624 cutomSignIN.loofking.pitchup.com
Online Banking Tesco ALERT:
Due to an unusual number of failed login attempts, your online banking access has been temporarily suspended.
To restore your account access please click
If we do not receive the appropriate account verification within 24 hours, you will need to visit a TESCO branch to restore your account access.
Tesco Bank Online(SM)
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.