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Phishing Scam - "Your Natwest Online Needs Updating"

2015-05-07T09:39:06 -  +
Phishing Scam - "Your Natwest Online Needs Updating"

The email message below with the subject: "Your Natwest online needs updating," is a 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 a fake NatWest website.

Please continue below.

The Fake or Phishing Email Message

From: Natwest [mailto:resolvers@noreply.com]
Subject: Your Natwest online needs updating

Dear Natwest Customer

Online Service needs updating

We believe it's important to keep you up to date with the latest online security measures.

We are committed to keeping you and your online service with us safe.to protect your accounts, we recently flagged your online service.

Please click below to reinstate your online to avoid permanent suspension of your account.

Click to update

We just wanted to confirm that once you process the request susscessfully your account will be restored with in 2 to 4 hours. There’s nothing more for you to do as we’ll take care of everything.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Powys,

Head of Natwest

Please do not reply to this email as this address is not manned and cannot receive any replies.

Natwest plc, 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN. Registered in England and Wales

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.

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