NatWest Phishing Scam - "Confirm Your Registration" and Fake Website - "natwestsecure.com"
May 15, 2015
The email message below with the subject: "Confirm Your Registration," is a NatWest phishing scam and was not sent by NatWest. The email message was designed to steal the recipients' NatWest usernames, passwords, personal and financial information, by attempting to trick them into clicking on a link in it, which will take them to the fake NatWest website: "www.natwestsecure.com" or others like it.
Please continue reading below.
The Phishing Email Message
Subject: Confirm Your Registration
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 00:07:30 +0300
Dear [email address]
Your password was entered incorrectly more than 3 times.
Our security team had to suspend your accounts and all the funds inside.
Your account access and the hold on your funds will be released as soon as you verify your information.
You can release the hold on your account by visiting any of our branches or by following our activation link now:
Review Your Account Activity
We are sorry for this inconvenience but this is a security measure which we must apply to ensure your account safety.
If you have already confirmed your information then please disregard this message
Thanks for choosing NatWest
The NatWest Security Team
The link in the email message goes to the fake or phishing NatWest website: "natwestsecure.com", which will ask the potential victims who clicked the link, to enter their NatWest'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, the 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 NatWest 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 NatWest'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.
Remember to leave your question or comment, and read the ones made by others below. And, please report malicious, phishing or scam email messages, social media posts and websites to us. You may click here to contact us, or forward the email messages to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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