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.
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 securityThank 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.
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. hthWhy 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
Oh by the way, lovely weather tonight...