Over the past few days, Internet users from the UK have been targeted with bogus emails apparently originating from the Deposit Protection Service (DPS).
The emails, first spotted by millersmiles.co.uk, are entitled “Important Email Notification” and they inform recipients of the following:
“Dear Agent / Landlord,
Security machinery at Deposit Protection Service has been upgraded to provide Users with a faster, easier and more efficient online Access experience.
All customers are required to update their account information to our new security system to get their accounts permanently secured. Click Here to complete the update process.
Thank you for helping us protect you.”
Internauts who click on the link are taken to a bogus DPS webpage hosted on a compromised website. Here, victims are asked to provide personal and financial information.
Users are advised to avoid such emails. If you’re a victim of this scam, be sure to contact the Deposit Protection Service as soon as possible.