The email message below with the subject: "IMPORTANT 8283243358," 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.
The Phishing Email Message
From: 7544626361.0848835314@ 7642041507.videotron .ca
Date: Mon, 11 May 2015 21:31:52 +0900
Subject: IMPORTANT 8283243358
***Credit Card Client - [email address removed],***
Your password from you was entered incorrectly more than 3 times ,
You can release the hold on your account by visiting any of our branches or by following our activation link now :
This process will will take less than five minutes .
Remove your restrictions from your account
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
*NatWest Credit Card Service*
DONT CHANGE INTERNET PASSWORD4 WORKING DAYS
BECOUSE OF SECURITY REASON
*** 2 0 1 5 **** UK-NatWest-Credit***
The link in the email message goes to the fake or phishing NatWest website, 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.