Lloyds TSB email scam

    I don't know if this is a new one but just wanted to let people know.
    I thought it was a scam but it still had me worried until I rang my bank.

    Your Online Banking is Blocked


    We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that your Lloyds Online Banking account may have been accessed by an unauthorized third party. Protecting the security of your account is our primary concern. Therefore, as a preventative measure, we have temporarily limited access to sensitive account features.
    To restore your account access, we need you to confirm your identity, to do so we need you to follow the link below and proceed to confirm your information…ibc

    Thanks you for your patience as we work together to protect your account.

    Lloyds Online Bank Customer Service

    Please update your records on or before 48 hours, a failure to update your records will result in a temporary hold on your funds.


    © 2008 Lloyds TSB Bank plc . All rights reserved


    These are getting slightly more convincing as the scammers learn better English! Although this guy only knows American English

    an unauthorized third party

    he's at least polite

    thanks you for your patience


    I've had this one 3 times!!! :roll:

    NEVER EVER NEVER EVER use any link from any email claiming to be from your bank. I work for one of the big four and we would never email you to say something like this - why would keying in answers to a few security questions "restore" your account access. We would most likely write to you or call you.

    In saying that, we probably wouldn't bother to do either of those, we'd just wait for you to call us if there was a problem - nothing to do with laziness - it's just that (no offence intended) you (a generic you) are not our only customer and you are not our most important customer - we have millions of them, and trying to find all the people affected by a certain issue, never mind contacting them all one-by-one, would be a monumental task and banks have not got the resources to do that.

    Anyway, the fraudsters who have "accessed your account" have already got your sign-on, password and security question answers, so why would you entering them restore your access???

    had loads of these, mostly from banks i have never dealt with.

    Scams can only get better......

    I had a similar one from paypal this morning
    Threatening to suspend my account if i didnt click the link and update my payment methods.
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