Scammers are targeting TSB customers with phishing emails in the hope that they will hand over their bank details. The messages sent by scammers claim to be from the bank and inform customers that their accounts have been suspended due to “recent technical and security issues”. They then ask the account holders to verify them by clicking on a link that’s provided. Instead of directing customers to the genuine TSB website, customers are taken to one run by the fraudsters.
Commenting on this news is Eyal Benishti, CEO & Founder of IRONSCALES:
“It would be a huge understatement to say TSB have gotten themselves in a bit of a pickle- we know that, and by the looks of it, the bad guys have realised there is money to be made by exploiting the unfortunate situation. Phishers know when to pounce, and with the continuing technical issues at TSB, they are hoping to slip some scams under the radar and take advantage of customers already unsure of what is going on. All it takes is one click for an unsuspecting victim to be conned out of their hard earned cash, and with everything going on, they might not even realise it straight away.
Spoofing and impersonation scams like these, are becoming even more difficult for even the most trained eye to spot; the phish is relevant to the recipient, and at first glance, nothing appears to be wrong. Always remember, a bank will never, under any circumstance, contact you in this way to ask for your personal details. Never hand over any official information, and if you are even slightly suspicious, contact either the ‘Sender’ and if at work, your IT Security Team. Scams like this are often spotted relatively quickly, so keeping an eye on social media, news sites and even doing a quick Google search, could prevent you, and your organisation, from becoming the latest victim.”