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It was sent to an email account that has NEVER been used for any smile products.
Have instructed the person who did get it (my father) not to do anything with it. As I'm the only one in the famly with a smile account and a little bit wary of what is going on.
is always to enter a false login, and then to investigate the failed login page.
If there isn't one you can be pretty sure there's somthing fishy going on. In this case the failed login procedure is absolutely right, and the asp page that appears in the login path is genuine. The chances that your average criminal would know enough to be able to fake things to that degree are slim I think.
I can confirm that the message you received is not a genuine smile message. Smile wouldn't contact our customers in this way.
We are aware of this problem and are trying to get the site shut down.
Please don't reply to the message, if you already have done please give us a ring and we'll update your security for you. You're not at risk. Non-smile customers have been getting the same message so the inly information they have on you is your e-mail address.
Couldn't say if it was a fraud or not. What I do know is that Smile didn't send the email and say (like most banks) they never would do.
You are right, people do need to be very careful out there.
1) You will never be asked for your password in an email.
2) If you use secure sites (banks or not) then always visit them by typing a URL into your address bar and NOT using the link from an email. That way you know you are going in the right and proper way.