That is meaningless. Most of us have received messages from 'Banks' for details as a 'Security' check -even though you/we/me don't have an account- you know the sort of this I am referring to. The latest in my box to day is a real puzzle It takes the form of a graphic panel from HSBC addressed to Dear Internet Banking Customer The message is - 'You have one unread message' No link to the message any where. Needless to say as I do not use HSBC I shall not try too hard to find out what it is about.
Bank domain names overdrawn - F-Secure 3:25PM, Friday 31st March 2006 Computer security firm F-Secure has done an survey into the number of bank names that have been registered as Internet domains, but not by the banks themselves. A simple search across the .com, .net, .org, .us, .biz and .info top-level domains for common bank names found a huge number of illegitimate sites, including 994 mimicking Lloyds and 1,158 posing as HSBC. Sites bearing the name of US bank Chase totalled 6,470.
None, however, are as popular with phishers as the name of auction site eBay, which occurred 8,057 times in F-Secure's search.
While it accepts that some of these may be legitimate, the company rightly questions domains such as citibank-account-updating.com, registered last Friday to Evelyn Musa in Arlington, Virginia. It also wonders why such illegitimate registrations are permitted.
'When someone in, say, Nigeria wants to register a domain name that starts with the name of a well known bank, why are the registrars so willing to let them register it?' it asks.
yeah i had this the other day but what you need to take into account is that if it was genuine it would be addressed to your name & the main thing i spotted is that its emailed to a large group of people that have similar email addresses like yours, look @ who its from then who its too i bet you can see multiple email addresses there..thats the clue here...but it does look very convicing..