Bank email scam – beware!
I’ve just heard of a particularly nasty email banking scam. I cannot verify it but the information has come from a reliable source. It purports to be from your bank and the subject line is “payment not taken”, or similar. If you receive such an email DO NOT OPEN IT – DELETE STRAIGHT AWAY. It appears the scammers already have your bank details and as soon at you open the email money is taken from your account. There’s no link to click on, it’s the opening of the email that makes the link.
If you are not sure about an email that has supposedly come from your bank, never open it, delete it, and then go online directly to your bank and check.