Phishing scammers are again targeting customers of the UK-based bank NatWest via a series of emails about supposed payment issues.
The emails claim that a recent payment has been placed on hold or is pending and you must click a link to deal with the issue.
Examples of the scam emails:
Subject: Serious Issues
Some payment was placed on hold due to inactive of your account
for some days
Please Click here for your account to be active again to receive payment
Please Note: Your account will be active within 24hrs
Subject: Reviewing Payments
You have 1 new mail concerning a payment made to your account
The payment has been placed on hold
Click here to follow instructions for verification process
Subject: Issues About Payment
You have a pending payment slated on your account.
Payment did not reflect due to errors
Click here to find out and resolve
Links Open Fake NatWest Website
If you click any links in these emails, you will be taken to a fraudulent web page that is designed to emulate the genuine NatWest website. A series of forms on the fake site ask for your account login details, your credit card numbers, and other identifying information.
After you have supplied your details on the fake site, you will be automatically redirected to the real NatWest home page.
Meanwhile, criminals can collect the information you supplied to hijack your Natwest account and fraudulently use your credit card. They may also attempt to collate all of your data and use it to steal your identity.
Bank Phishing Scams Are Very Common
NatWest and many other banks around the world are continually targeted in such scams. It is always safest to login to your online accounts by entering the address into your browser’s address bar or via a trusted app.
The NatWest website includes information about how to report any NatWest phishing scams that you receive.