email from bank

just got an email from my bank about my online banking, saying i had an unread message. along with a link to log into my account.
do you think it was my bank or someone trying to get my details???

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Banks would not do this! It will be a phishing attempt to get your details.
Use the siteadvisor plugin for both firefox and IE. Not only does it alert you to phishing sites by redirecting when you click on a link it also shows what sites can be trusted when using google searches.
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I get phishing emails most days, very often there are give aways in the email itself, poor grammar spelling mistakes etc. Hover your cursor over the link and look at the bottom left corner of your address bar to see where it will take you, usually the links are long winded addresses and are tagged onto a legititimate website that has poor security!

Original Poster

thats what i thought

Banned

delete it, it will not be from your bank, i get about 5 a day from banks i aint even with

agree
mouse over the link youll see where it will lead you

sometimes my bank sends me email to change me password, its the halifax, if that helps

Delete the email and dont click on any links, it is a phishing scam email

This email is NOT FROM YOUR BANK....delete it & do NOT click on ANY links in it either.

this is spam delete it and in future dont even open them, banks contact you via snail mail and if you are really naughty by phone:p

I work for the bank, call them on your usual number and they will know if they have contacted you. It is not poliy to ask for any details in an email or link so it sounds like a phishing fraud.

Dont forget to report it to your bank as well.

guru_the;2283826

sometimes my bank sends me email to change me password, its the halifax, … sometimes my bank sends me email to change me password, its the halifax, if that helps




do they? you sure its not a phishing email?

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kidcat;2283841

Dont forget to report it to your bank as well.



i wouldnt bother, they must get 100's a week

Someone trying to get your details.
No question about it.
Just delete it. Don't reply to it or do anything to let them know your address is a valid one or you'll get bombarded with even more.
Ring your bank if you really want to be sure but DON'T click on the link - no matter what it looks like, it won't log you into your account, it'll be a scam to get your account details and password(s)

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DON'T DELETE....

Get on to your banks safety team, they will want to see it so they can warn others

I had the exact same email, It is a scam just delete it, btw it was sent into me spam folder anyway

Original Poster

thank you everyone, i thought this was the case. just double checking

sounds legit.

guru_the;2283826

sometimes my bank sends me email to change me password, its the halifax, … sometimes my bank sends me email to change me password, its the halifax, if that helps


I seriously doubt they would mate! Never click on a link like this, always type the site address into the address bar manually if there are any issues they will show up in your online account once you have logged in in the standard way!

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ODB_69;2283858

DON'T DELETE....Get on to your banks safety team, they will want to see … DON'T DELETE....Get on to your banks safety team, they will want to see it so they can warn others



dont waste your money or your time, the banks can, and dont, do nothing

guru_the;2283826

sometimes my bank sends me email to change me password, its the halifax, … sometimes my bank sends me email to change me password, its the halifax, if that helps



Are you being serious ??

Do the emails have a clickable link in them ? or are you saying it's just a reminder.

I have never heard of a bank sending out emails to change your password with a clickable link in, it would set a precedent for the scammers to follow.

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sassie;2283872

dont waste your money or your time, the banks can, and dont, do nothing


Lloyds send me e-mails if they have this problem though, would assume all banks are the same.....at least a warning might stop a few people falling for it

sassie;2283872

dont waste your money or your time, the banks can, and dont, do nothing



Agreed, wasting your time as sassie says.

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ODB_69;2283887

Lloyds send me e-mails if they have this problem though, would assume all … Lloyds send me e-mails if they have this problem though, would assume all banks are the same.....at least a warning might stop a few people falling for it



these emails are sent out in there 1000's, what is the point in us all reporting them, anybody that has online banking should beaware of these emails, and what should i do about the ones i aint even got accounts with, waste more money on phone calls - lol

black gerbil1;2283867

sounds legit.



LMAO
trust black gerbil to hit that kind of comment loll

I'm amazed that technology has advanced so much, I have at the last count, 10 bank accounts that I must have setup telepathically, and have won 4 international lotteries, without even entering, superb !!

ya dont click any link, just mouse over and at the bottom of your browser youll see the TRUE address of the link i.e. NOT your bank

that is if you want to know :-p
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