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 account credentials, 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 "Tesco Account Resolution Required" Phishing Scam
From: Tesco Bank <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:24 AM
Subject: Tesco: Account Resolution Required
Dear TESCO Customer,
We recently changed the way you login into your Tesc0 online account.
To continue using our services and have your account protected, we need you to update some necessary account details with us.
Please, follow the link below to update your account. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of credit card services.
Click here to update
Thank you for choosing Tesco.
TESCO Personal Finance
TESCO Security Department Department
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.
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