A Scam Email with the Subject "NatWest OnLine Banking Account Update" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 10 Jul 2010 05:15:59 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was NatWest Bank <onLinesecurity@natwest.co.uk>, although it may have been spoofed.
National Westminster Bank has been receiving complaints
from our customers for unauthorised use of the Natwest Online accounts.
As a result we periodically review Natwest Online Accounts and temporarily restrict access of those accounts which we think are vunerable to the unauthorised use.
This message has been sent to you from National Westminster Bank because we have noticed invalid login attempts into your account, due to this we are temporarily limiting and restricting your account access until we confirm your identity.
To confirm your identity and remove your account limitation please following the Log in below.
This email was sent from a notification-only address that does not accept email replies. Please do not reply directly to this email. Many internet users have recently been targeted through bogus emails by fraudsters claiming to be from the bank. These emails ask customers to provide their internet banking security details in order to reactivate their account or verify an email address. Please be on your guard against emails that request any of your security details. If you receive an email like this you should not respond. Please remember that, for security reasons, apart from when you create them at registration or when you change your Internet PIN or Password, we will only ever ask you to enter random characters from your Internet PIN and Password when you logon to this service. We would never ask you, by email, to enter (or record) these details and we would therefore request that you do not respond to emails asking for this information.
This email message is confidential and for use by the addressee only. If the message is received by anyone other than the addressee, please delete the message from your computer. Internet emails are not necessarily secure. National Westminster Bank plc does not accept responsibility for changes made to this message after it was sent.
Whilst all reasonable care has been taken to avoid the transmission of viruses, it is the responsibility of the recipient to ensure that the onward transmission, opening or use of this message and any attachments will not adversely affect its systems or data. No responsibility is accepted by National Westminster Bank plc in this regard and the recipient should carry out such virus and other checks as it considers appropriate.
National Westminster Bank plc. Registered in England and Wales (Registered Number 929027)
Registered Office: 135 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3UR.
Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
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