Banking Scam

Alert message sent 12/07/2020 08:21:00

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Hello resident,
                       please see information below on a current scam.  Information supplied by Halton Trading Standards.

Fake bank emails
Halton Trading Standards wants to warn residents of the risk of fake bank emails. This morning we have seen fake bank emails addressed to bank customers of Lloyds bank. The emails look genuine (see below) but the key difference is email address. By checking on Lloyds banks website (via a web search, not by clicking on any links in the email), they state:
All our email addresses end with lloydsbank.co.uk. There should never be another word in between lloydsbank and .co.uk. This is a genuine email: name@mail.lloydsbank.co.uk. This is a scam email: name@lloydsbank.mail.co.uk. 
This means the email below is a scam and you can simply delete it. The same principles apply to most banks and building societies. If you have any concerns about your bank/building society accounts, then please log in through your normal means and not via any email links or attachments.  
 
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Paul Mines (Police, Community Support Officer, Widnes PCSO)

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