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New phishing email

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New phishing email

Heads up - I just received this - it is a fake and if you click on the link it wants all the information which will let them rob your account.
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Re: New phishing email

The reason it is convincing - to an extent - is that is a direct copy of the message one received when logging into Nationwide banking recently as they have introduced the five more questions option.
Superuser
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Re: New phishing email

Have you told Nationwide about it ? They have pretty good on warning about phishing emails in the past but there is nothing on their site at the moment ?
VileReynard
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Re: New phishing email

You can always recognize a phisher. Their lack of an education gets them every time - often they are American which is an additional handicap since they can't speak English. You might expect them to use a proof reader - but they don't.
Spot the errors
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You are require to include...

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To initiate this new security measure Click on...

Of course, the obvious flaw is the "helpful" link to the login page (which is one they own, not the Bank).

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Re: New phishing email

Yes, I sent a message to them from my account giving the information
minkey
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Re: New phishing email

Should also report to:
http://www.banksafeonline.org.uk/
who also deal with phishing.
Jeff
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Re: New phishing email

if I hadn't already deleted it I would have