Nationwide Building Society and e-mail fraud

  cadley 12:08 26 Oct 2003

Just wanted to warn others of an attempted fraud, Nationwide are on the ball and have stopped it but here's the e-mail I got today :-

Dear Nationwide Bank Member,

This email was sent by the Nationwide server to verify your e-mail
address. You must complete this process by clicking on the link
below and entering in the small window your Nationwide Customer
Number, Passnumber and Memorable Data.
This is done for your protection --- because some of our
members no longer have access to their email addresses and
we must verify it.

To verify your e-mail address and access your bank account,
click on the link below. If nothing happens when you click on the
link (or if you use AOL), copy and paste the link into
the address bar of your web browser.

[email protected]/va0gbd/?iG9e94KbVt0owMT" title="[email protected]/va0gbd/?iG9e94KbVt0owMT" TARGET="_new">click here

Thank you for using Nationwide!

  A_World_Maker 12:35 26 Oct 2003

When I had an account with AOL as my ISP, a similar thing happened with a ruse request (must do) for my login name, password etc... I passed it onto the AOL Support, but their inbox was full LOL. I find great comfort in hitting the 'delete' key.

  Legolas 13:00 26 Oct 2003

I just received this from Bank of Scotland/Halifax


A number of fraudulent emails are currently circulating in the UK encouraging
bank customers to visit a website where personal card or internet security
details are then requested.

Please note that we would never send emails that ask you for confidential or
personal security information.

If you are a Halifax or Bank of Scotland customer and you have already
received, or receive such an email in the future, please forward this to
[email protected] and then delete it immediately without
responding or visiting any site it details.

If you are concerned that you may have divulged any personal or security
details please call our Helpdesk on 0845 602 0000.

  cadley 16:53 26 Oct 2003

If nobody minds I'll leave this up for a day or two just to warn and inform others

  Steric 17:17 26 Oct 2003

I heard on the radio that the people behind this scam are also using all the big bank/building society's names to try and get people sucked in.

  Flak999 19:13 26 Oct 2003

yep i had one from natwest as well!

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