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    Default Warning: convincing Natwest online phishing email

    If you bank online with Natwest be on the look out for a 'bang-on' convincing phishing email. It almost got me tonight, it was pitch perfect except for one glaring error; I've been banking online for the best part of 10 years now, but this phishing scam was a 'welcome' email thanking me for registering with Natwest online banking.

    Thank you for recently registering for NatWest online banking. You now have 24-7 access to your finances, allowing you to manage your accounts quickly, securely and whenever it suits you. Not only can you check balances and view statements, but you can also pay bills, manage standing orders and instantly transfer money between your NatWest accounts. All from the comfort of your home or work computer.
    The English is spot on, all the right pictures and contact numbers even my postal code was spot on. They even had the cheek to talk about security

    Why we use the second half of your postcode in this email - We take your security seriously and this easily recognisable piece of information is an additional way to help you identify that this email is likely to be from us. However, you should still treat all emails that appear to be from us with caution and continue to follow the advice given in this section below and at
    When I called Natwest fraud team to check, they confirmed my suspicions and asked me to forward the email to them. Don't click any of the links in the email and don't forward it to the FAKE - phishing@natwest.COM address either (which I nearly did) it's phishing@natwest.CO.UK. hth

    Oh by the way, lovely weather tonight...

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    I would be rather worried, that they know where you live mate,,, they obviously hacked in somewhere & may have other details??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch1965 View Post
    I would be rather worried, that they know where you live mate,,, they obviously hacked in somewhere & may have other details??
    yeah, mine and possibly 5 million other customers too...

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    phishing
    google dictionary searched it too, still don't know

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing
    i see - trying to steal your indentity.
    cheers, will look out for that. haven't fallen for any scams yet.

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    I don't bank online, except to pay my credit card bill. Funny how many banks i still seem to be a valued customer of though...

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    i had one from the halifax tonight and didn't think anything of it cause it look so real. didn't click anything though and after reading this forwarded it to the halifax email and they've replied and told me not to open it and delete it

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    apart from the "your statement is ready e-mails" I pretty much disregard all banking e-mails I received. If in doubt, open your web browser and go to your banks website directly (this goes for PayPal too) or call them, NEVER click a link. Even just letting the remote images load up (Outlook blocks them by default) is enough to give the phishers info that your e-mail account is real and in use.

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