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Net fraudsters have targeted Lloyds TSB customers in the latest fake email scam.

Reg readers report receiving emails this week purporting to be a security check from Lloyds TSB, which are in reality attempts to trick users into handing over sensitive account information to fraudsters. Evidence suggests many copies of the fake email have been blasted out randomly to Net users using spamming software.

The scam mail (sample below) invites Lloyds TSB customers to input their debit card details on a bogus site, whose URL has been cunningly disguised to resemble the real thing. At the time of writing the site is down. However, these kinds of so-called 'phishing' scams have a habit of reappearing (often on different hosts), so continual vigilance is recommended.

Earlier this month, online customers of Barclays Bank were targeted in a similar scam.

In a statement, Lloyds TSB has issued general advice to its customers in response to the circulation of the fraudulent emails, which it advises its clients to ignore.

"Lloyds TSB never sends emails that ask for confidential information or security details to be recorded online," the statement said.

"If you get such an email, please delete it immediately without responding.

"If you are concerned that you may have divulged any details please call our helpline on 0845 3000 116," Lloyds TSB added. ®

Dear Customer,

Your VISA debit account has been inactive for more than 3 months. In order to confirm your membership with us and avoid account cancellation we will transfer a random amount between 0.25 GBP and 0.99 GBP into your debit card. This is a new security measure put in place by VISA to protect your account against unauthorized charges.

To complete this process please, follow the link below:

http://www.lloydstsb.co.uk|cgi-bin|imcpprd.dll|cntType=48305873268VISA_BANKING&userid= 53882957215065@1113757291

or

Click Here

Thank you.

Best Regards,

Customer Support

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