A few minutes ago,(14.15 hours)I saw an email sitting in my in box with the header "Alliance & leicester Bank Plc 2010 CUSTOMER UPDATE".
On clicking to read the email, it said to follow the link to update customer details. My McAfee Site Advisor kicked in and warned me it wasn't what it seemed and made me think twice before proceeding further.
On investigation the email has both the Santander & Alliance & Leicester logos but appears that both are now owned by Nationwide. The account number given is nowhere near accurate but the fact is I nearly clicked on the link.I did hover my cursor over parts of the email and it certainly didn't originate from them.
I have forwarded it to the Alliance & Leicester suspicious emails department (yes,it does exist) and told them all about it.
So if you are,like me,a customer of Santander & Alliance & Leicester,please be very wary that this email really isn't what it seems and don't click on the link.
onthelimit....Absolutely right. This is the first time I've ever had one of them in nearly three years of internet banking. Its a shame there isn't a device us computer users could use to send something extremely nasty back to the originator.
I seem to get these all the time, but never from my own bank! Only yesterday I received one perporting to be from the Halifax. Aparently my account had been suspended - I have never, ever banked with the Halifax!
I always bank online it is just so much more convenient. But i also get a lot of these email, never from my own bank though. They always state that someone has been trying to log into my account and they need to clairify my details.