Scams come in all shapes and sizes, from dodgy emails to fake sites. And they keep changing to try and trick you. Stay one step ahead by learning about the latest scams.
You could get an email that looks like it’s from Apple. It will have a link to a fake Apple site. This site has a pop up with a phone number to call to unblock your Apple account.
There are fake sites that offer Fortnite players free V-Bucks if they share their personal details. These details could be used to try and defraud you at a later date.
You could get a text that looks like it’s from your bank. The number could match the bank’s real phone number. But it’s a scam to try and trick you in to moving money to a ‘safe’ or ‘holding’ account.
You may get an email that looks like it’s from HMRC, asking you to fill in a form. If you click on the form it could send a virus to your device.
You could get an email that claims to have passwords or personal videos from your device. This is a scam. They haven’t stolen anything. Do not send money to get them back.
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Personalisation. We will always greet you personally using your Title and Surname. We will never use ‘Dear User’ or ‘Dear Valued Customer’. Where you hold an existing account with us, we will quote the last four digits of your account number, such as your current account, savings account or credit card. If you don’t yet have an account with us but we have your postal address details, we may use part of your postcode. Internet Banking-related emails may also include your Internet Banking User ID.
Links. All links within our emails will go to a page on www.lloydsbank.com, or to trusted Government regulatory websites (e.g. Financial Ombudsman, Financial Conduct Authority, etc). Research emails may take you to a partner research company website but you will not be asked for any Internet Banking log in details. In fraudulent emails, website addresses may appear genuine on first sight, but if you hover your mouse over the link without clicking, it may reveal a different web address. On our genuine emails the link address always starts with email.lloydsbank.com or www.lloydsbank.com. We will never link direct through to our Internet Banking log in page or to a page that asks for your security or personal details.