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NatWest has warned people to ignore an email calling for punters to disclose private information about their bank accounts.

The email - the latest in a series supposedly from UK banks seeking to con people into disclosing personal information - has apparently been sent randomly to both customers and non customers of NatWest.

It says:

Dear Valued Customer,

- Our new security system will help you to avoid frequently fraud transactions and to keep your investments in safety.

- Due to technical update we recommend you to reactivate your account.

Click on the link below to login and begin using your updated NatWest account.

When punters click on the link it takes them to a site that asks them to input sensitive banking details.

Confirming that it was yet another fraud, a spokeswoman for Natwest told The Register: "NatWest would never ask customers to provide us with this type of information by email and would urge our customers to delete emails asking for this information without responding.

"We have taken immediate steps to combat the fraud and increase security while maximising our customers' access to our Internet services.

"In the meantime any customer who believes they have been subjected to this fraud should contact customer services immediately on 0845 600 8212," she said. ®

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