The email message below with the subject: "Lloyds TSB Security Alert!" 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 Bank [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 14 March 2015 18:37
Subject: Lloyds TSB Security Alert!
Your online security is important to us. That is why we are committed to safeguarding your personal information to keep it secure and confidential.
We noticed a login to your account from an unrecognized device on Saturday, March 14, 2015 02:33 PM on a fraudulent IP Address.
In order to safeguard your account. Access to your online account Is currently deactivated for security reasons. Please click the link below to reactivate your account.
Reactivate My Account -> http://tinyurl.com.com/pcpe3y6
Thank you for being a valued Lloyds TSB online customer.
Lloyds TSB Fraud Department.
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The link in the email message goes to a fake or phishing Lloyds Bank website, 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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