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01/11/2004 04:48:06 AM · #1
Hi, I just thought I'd let you know that I just recieved an email from Lloyds TSB.

Originally posted by email:

Dear Lloyds TSB online customer!

For security purposes your account has been
randomly chosen for verification. To verify
your account information we are asking you to
provide us with all the data we are requesting.
Otherwise we will not be able to verify your identity
and access to your account will be denied. Please click
on the link below to get to the Lloyds TSB secure
page and verify your account details. Thank you.

https://online.lloydstsb.co.uk/applypassword.ibc

Lloyds TSB Bankàplc and Lloyds TSB Scotland plc are
authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority


I got suspicious because I don't have a Lloyds TSB account. The website they send you to and the email it is sent from look genuine enough, but if you right click one of the images you can see this as the URL.

//online.lloydstsb.co.uk@www.newmonc.com/l/applypassword.php

This means the real location isnt Lloyds TSB at all, it is newmonc.com. I'm worried that typing in information (including password) will send it to hackers who will use it to get into your bank account.

I have contacted Lloyds TSB on this issue, but I thought I would warn anyone here who might also get the email.

I'm not 100% sure that it's a scam, but it seems highly suspicious.
01/11/2004 05:04:20 AM · #2
I would say its definitely a scam, the really Lloyds login page is

https://online.lloydstsb.co.uk/customer.ibc

the one you were sent to is

//online.lloydstsb.co.uk

note the absence of the S in the url this means that the server is not a secure server, I don't believe any bank would ask you to send your details over an insecure connection.
01/11/2004 05:20:04 AM · #3
There was a similar scam going on with Barclays a while back. If in doubt ring them up if your a Lloyds customer.
This is posted on the Barclays web site

quote

SECURITY ALERT: Please read this important message
We are aware that some customers are receiving a message from an email address posing as Barclays Bank. Instructions on the email advise you to follow a link to what appears to be a Barclays website where you are prompted to enter your personal details.
Barclays is in no way involved with this scam email and the website does not belong to us.
Barclays does not send any emails to customers requesting your security or any other confidential information. Please do not reply to any such emails or follow any links to websites claiming to be Barclays Online Banking.
ALWAYS check the website address at the top of your screen starts with 'https'. This lets you know the site is secure.
Please read our latest information and advice on Online Security

unquote




Message edited by author 2004-01-11 05:22:59.
01/11/2004 05:25:13 AM · #4
Lloyds have just posted a similar message on their homepage.
01/11/2004 06:04:15 AM · #5
This is, without a doubt a scam. If you type in the end of the line:

//www.newmonc.com/l/applypassword.php

this takes you to the same page and as someone has already mentioned, it is not a secure server. On checking who the domain name 'newmonc.com' is registered to, you get:

Registrant:
ink, devil (FUQESUQVOD)
3311 west ave j2
LANCASTER, CA 93536
US

whereas lloyds TSB's domain name is registered as:

Registrant:
Lloyds TSB Group Plc
Trading As: Lloyds TSB Bank Plc

Website spamming is very common and very easy to do but can easily fool people who don't know about it. Banks always say they will NEVER ask for security details either over the phone or in emails and the safest way to log in to online banking accounts is either to type in the address manually or use your favourites (if it's in).
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