Lloyds Bank customers are being targeted by "device paired" text alert scams. The scams can be very convincing and use personalized details to lull the individual into a false sense of security. In most cases, the victim will be directed to a fraudulent but realistic-looking website, where they are urged to enter account details, passwords, security codes, and PIN numbers.
The Lloyds Alert Scam
"ALERT FROM LLOYDS: New device attempted to set up a payee to XXX. If this was NOT you, visit: Lloyds[Dot]bank[Dot]unusual-login[Dot]com."
Recipients of the text who click the link will be redirected to a fraudulent site called Lloyds[Dot]bank[Dot]unusual-login[Dot]com, which attempts to trick visitors into believing it is legitimate. The site then requests customers’ log-in details including passwords, account information and security codes and other person data.
If you are a victim of a Lloyds Bank scam, please contact Lloyds Bank for help.