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Lloyds TSB Phisher Scam

Summary:
Emails ask customers of Lloyds TSP Bank to click a link and provide information on a website.



Status:
False

Example:(Submitted, February 2005 )

Subject: [Alert] Your Lloyds TSB account

Official notice

Dear Lloyds TSB customer,

Please note that Lloyds TSB Online Access for your account is about to expire.

In order for it to remain active, please sign in to it as soon as possible.

Use the link below to proceed and access your account.

Press here to access Lloyds TSB Online

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Lloyds TSB Bank plc
Products and Services Copyright 2005 Lloyds TSB Bank plc and Lloyds TSB Scotland plc






Commentary:
A series of scam emails have been directed at Lloyds TSP Bank. The messages ask recipients to click a link in order to logon to their Lloyds TSP account and supply information such as passwords and user ID's. However, the links lead to a fake website designed to resemble a real Lloyds TSP web page. The scammers will harvest any information entered into forms on these fake websites. The emails use a variety of excuses in order to trick Lloyds TSP customers into providing personal information. Some claim that a customer needs to verify their information for security purposes. Others maintain that an account needs to be updated due to a technical upgrade. Still others claim that an account is about to expire and clients need to supply information in order to keep the account active. There are likely to be many other versions of the scam emails distributed.

An example of one of these scam emails is included above.

Lloyds TSP will never send emails to customers asking them to click a link to open a web page and provide sensitive personal information.

Lloyds TSP has information about these scam emails on its website.

Write-up by Brett M.Christensen