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Beware of "Tesco Account Suspended Due to TOS Violations" Email Scam

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Beware of "Tesco Account Suspended Due to TOS Violations" Email Scam

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The email message below: "Tesco Account suspended due to TOS violations," is another attempt by cyber-criminals to trick Tesco Bank customers into sending them their personal and banking information, by claiming that their accounts have been suspended due to a violation of their Terms of Service. And, the recipients need to click on a link in the email message to restore access to their accounts.

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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 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 Fake Tesco Bank Email Message

From: Tesco Bank [mailto:phishings@tescobank.com]
Subject: Tesco Account suspended due to TOS violations

Dear Customer,

This message confirms that the Tesco Bank - was suspended due to a violation of our Terms of Service that was left unresolved.

To attempt to restore access to the account, please visit our update-assistance page below immediately

Recover Account Now

It's quick and easy to set up Online Banking

Tesco Bank Accounts can only be restored within a short period of time after deletion.

Sincerely,

Steve Rubenstein
The Tesco Bank Accounts team .

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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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  • May 9, 2017 at 3:12 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- start of scam --
    From: "Barclays Bank" <xx@interdsl.co.uk>
    Date: 24 April 2017 at 18:22:18 BST
    Subject: Barclays Account suspended due to TOS violations

    Barclays Personal Banking

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    Protecting your online banking with security update helps protect your accounts from software used by fraudsters. If you use Online Banking, take advantage of our Free online PINsentry Update below.

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    We'll automatically disable your access to Online Banking if 3 incorrect log in attempts are made. This is to stop fraudsters making repeated attempts to get into your accounts

    Yours sincerely,

    Signature - Steve Rubenstein
    Steve Rubenstein
    Category Director, Everyday Banking
    -- end of scam --

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  • Mar 12, 2017 at 6:51 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Tesco Bank onlineservicing.creditcards@tescobank.com
    Date: 12 March 2017 at 09:38:40 GMT
    Subject: Tesco Bank - was suspended due to a violation

    Tesco Bank

    Dear Customer,

    This message confirms that the Tesco Bank - was suspended due to a violation of our Terms of Service that was left unresolved.

    To attempt to restore access to the account, please visit our update-assistance page below immediately

    Recover account

    Tesco Bank Accounts can only be restored within a short period of time after deletion.

    Sincerely,
    Signature - Steve Rubenstein
    Steve Rubenstein
    The Google Accounts team.

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  • Dec 10, 2015 at 10:47 AM by an anonymous user from London, England, United Kingdom

    This is the second scam "Tesco Bank" email I have received in the last 2 weeks. I suppose this means that someone at Tesco Bank has sold my contact details to the scammers. I realise there can always be a rotten apple in any organization but I am not at all happy with the slapdash lack of internal security protocols at Tesco Bank. They have failed to protect me.

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    • Dec 10, 2015 at 11:16 AM by info

      The email messages have nothing to do with Tesco Bank or anyone there. You email address may have been harvested by spambot or spyware, or you may unknowingly submitted your information and email address on phishing websites.

      Do you know that if a friend's or family member's computer is infected with a Trojan or spyware, and you have sent the friend or family member an email, the Trojan or spyware can harvest your email address. This is because malicious programs like Trojan or spyware searches the infected computer for personal information.

      Also, the fraudulent email messages are even sent to people who do not have a Tesco Bank account, because the scammers just harvest email addresses and send out fake emails to their potential victims, hoping the emails reach persons who are Tesco Bank customers.

      So, please do not blame the bank for something that they have not done.

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      • Jun 4, 2017 at 9:08 AM by an anonymous user from Madrid, Spain

        Scammers send this email to billions of addresses - because it works. A percentage will have Tesco banking. Even if just 0.01 % had took the bait that's still thousands of live account details pouring in and a mountain of free money to raise cash for drug addicts and to fund terrorism. Harvesting your email address is as easy as a friend or family quoting your email when they see a cute photo with a 'share' button next to it

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