A Scam Email with the Subject "security alert message" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 27 Oct 2009 09:20:15 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was Alliance & Leicester <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Valued Customer,
Due to the high number of fraud attempts and phishing scams, we have decided to implement EV
SSL Certification on our Internet Banking website.
The use of EV SSL certification works with high security Web browsers to clearly identify whether
the site belongs to the company or is another site imitating that company's site.
It has been introduced to protect our clients against phishing and other online fraudulent activities.
Since most Internet related crimes rely on false identity, Alliance went through a rigorous validation process
that meets the Extended Validation guidelines.
Please update your account to the new EV SSL certification by clicking below
||This message was sent to
you as an Alliance & Leicester customer, to inform you regarding important
information about your account.|
Please do not reply to this email. It has been sent from an email address that does not accept incoming emails. To contact us, please telephone internet banking on 0844 800 11 44 or textphone 0844 800 50 50 or visit our website
alliance-leicester.co.uk. Calls to 0844 numbers cost 6 pence plus 5 pence per minute from a BT Together landline. Mobile and other providers' charges may vary. Calls are recorded and may be monitored for security, quality control and training purposes.
As an additional security measure every customer email sent to you by
Alliance & Leicester Group will be addressed to you personally. Please report to firstname.lastname@example.org any email which appears to come from Alliance & Leicester but is NOT addressed to you personally.
We will never ask you to supply personal information such as passwords or other security information via email. If you are ever asked to supply this information in any email which appears to come from Alliance & Leicester, please report this to suspiciousemails@alliance- leicester.co.uk.
This email has been sent by Alliance & Leicester plc. Registered Office: Carlton Park, Narborough, Leicester LE19 0AL. Company No. 3263713. Registered in England. Alliance & Leicester plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Our FSA register number is 189099.