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    Royal Bank of Scotland scam?

    I just got an email from the Royal Bank of Scotland saying I have to update my details due to a new server. I dont even have a account with them! They provide a link too.....

    Im guessing its a scam. Heres the email-

    Dear Customers,

    The Royal Bank of Scotland always look forward for the high security of our clients. Some customers have been receiving an email claiming to be from The Royal Bank of Scotland advising them to follow a link to what appear to be a The Royal Bank of Scotland web site, where they are prompted to enter their personal Online Banking details. The Royal Bank of Scotland Digital Banking is in no way involved with this email and the web site does not belong to us.

    The Royal Bank of Scotland is proud to announce about our new updated secure system. We updated our new SSL servers to give our customers a better, fast and secure online banking service.

    Due to the recent update of the servers, you are requested to please update your account info at the following link.

    http://www.rbos.co.uk/Bank_Online/lo...ng/default.asp

    *Important*
    Please provide all these info completely and correctly otherwise due to security reasons we may have to close your account temporarily.





    J. F. Steve
    Online Security Manager
    The Royal Bank of Scotland.

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    I would guess that if you look at the email you recieved, the URL is different from the one above (which was probably the anchor text for the url)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBS.co.uk
    Remember, RBS will

    * Never ask you for your full OnLine/Digital banking PIN or Password, after card registration or enrolment
    * Never ask you for confidential information by email
    imo someone might have just cloned the rbs.co.uk site, because I'm sure rbOs.co.uk isn't right.

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    Result of WHOIS query:

    Domain name:
    rbos.co.uk

    Registrant:
    Royal Bank of Scotland

    Registrant type:
    Not supplied

    Administrative contact's address:
    Royal Bank of Scotland
    Company Secretary's Office
    Waterhouse Square
    138-142 Holborn
    London
    EC1N 2TH

    Registrant's agent:
    NetNames Limited [Tag = NETNAMES]
    URL: http://www.netnames.co.uk

    Relevant dates:
    Registered on: 03-Oct-1996
    Renewal date: 03-Oct-2006
    Last updated: 19-Nov-2004

    Registration status:
    Registered until renewal date.

    Name servers:
    ns0-r.dns.pipex.net
    ns1-r.dns.pipex.net

    WHOIS lookup made at 10:59:35 04-Jan-2006

    &

    Domain name:
    rbs.co.uk

    Registrant:
    The Royal Bank of Scotland plc

    Registrant type:
    UK Public Limited Company, (Company number: SC90312)

    Registrant's address:
    C/O RBS
    Intellectual Property Unit
    PO Box 31
    Edinburgh
    EH2 2YE
    GB

    Registrant's agent:
    NetNames Limited [Tag = NETNAMES]
    URL: http://www.netnames.co.uk

    Relevant dates:
    Registered on: before Aug-1996
    Renewal date: 19-Nov-2006
    Last updated: 08-Dec-2004

    Registration status:
    Registered until renewal date.

    Name servers:
    ns0-r.dns.pipex.net
    ns1-r.dns.pipex.net

    WHOIS lookup made at 10:59:45 04-Jan-2006

    ________________________________________________________

    I'd say it's a scam

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    all of these mails are a scam ! Barclays have never mailed me regarding my online banking , its always a letter.
    Delete them and move on.
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    If this email isn't a scam, I'll eat my own hair.

    No bank will ever ask you to update your details via an email. Phone them if you're unsure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noni
    I just got an email from the Royal Bank of Scotland saying I have to update my details due to a new server. I dont even have a account with them!
    erm...is it me or does this line of your post not give it away Noni?

    Is thisthe first one of these you have seen? Expect to get some from CitiBank, WellsFargo, Barclays, Halifax, HSBC and all the others. I get them regularly and don't have accounts at any of them.

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    I get a bunch from German banks for some reason.
    Thunderbird is well trained however and junks them immediatly
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    Especially if one doesn't bank with them

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    One of my accounts (an abandoned one of mine) receives about 200 spam a day, yahoo spam filter however is well trained. Don't really use that account anymore anyway, just signed up to a couple of sites with it though.

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    If you like Noni, I'll sell you some genuine Adobe software for £20, a genuine Rolex watch for £50 and tell you the secret to increasing your manhood.

    :-P

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    JUST PIONTING IT OUT!

    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Fishcake
    If you like Noni, I'll sell you some genuine Adobe software for £20, a genuine Rolex watch for £50 and tell you the secret to increasing your manhood.

    :-P
    lmao, how much for all 3 pm me

    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy Phishing Scammer
    The Royal Bank of Scotland always look forward for the high security of our clients.
    First indication of a scam, apart form the fact that no bank would ever ask you to sumbit these details, is the scammers lack of ability to string together a coherent sentence.

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    Dear HEXUS members,

    I EVILWEEVIL am request your coperation in a profitable business deal. In my country the government has corrupt;: my father being of an enemy of the prime minister. He told me that he had stored $45,000,000 (45 MILLION USA DOLARS) he had taken from the unlawful practises of the corruption, shortly before he was murdered by the government.

    Now I ask for your aid in securin the monies which are currently held in a Nigerian bank acct. waiting to be transfered. For helping my cause you will gain a fee of 70% of the monie to be moved. I look forword to your relpy to my correspandons - you must send me your bank acct numbrer, security number, name, adress, credit cart number, pin and all otha confidensiol details i may need.

    Thnak you in advacne for your help make able me to also produce us profit from my oil fileds and other natral resorces.

    Kindest regards,

    EViLWeEvIL

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    /me runs off to get his bank details to send to EViLWeEvIL


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    If that email is a cut-and-paste, then its very obviously a scam - just check the grammar, its quite bad...!

    That aside, a bank would never email customers with confusing terms like "ssl" or "server", or give those as reasons for you to update your details. if you are ever unsure, ring that bank and check with them.

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