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Another day, another email scam with fraudsters trying to extract sensitive information so they can thieve from people's bank accounts.

Today it's the turn of Lloyds TSB, with punters and non-punters receiving an email asking for confidential online banking details.

The email is a word-for-word copy of another scam email sent out earlier this week targeting NatWest customers.

This latest "scamail" began surfacing late last night/early this morning. Although more than 400 people have contacted Lloyds TSB about the dodgy email, at least two or three people are believed to have fallen for the scam.

A spokesman for the bank said their account details had been frozen to stop fraudsters accessing their funds.

Lloyds TSB is now working closely with the National High Tech Crime Unit to close down the fraudulent site.

Said the company in a statement: "We are very confident about the security of our Internet Banking site - and it is our top priority - but customers must ensure they keep their security details secret.

"We are only aware of a very small number of customers having entered any Internet banking details, following this morning's email, but we acted immediately to suspend the accounts and therefore no fraud has taken place." ®

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