“You have an incoming payment. We have encountered difficulty verifying your account information. This payment has been put into pending transaction. Click here to fix this transaction and view your current balance. LOG IN to verify,” reads a malicious email allegedly originating from Lloyds TSB Bank (via millersmiles.co.uk).
The scheme itself is old
, but this time around the masterminds that run it have slightly altered the message, most likely to ensure that in case potential victims want to verify it, it won’t show up on any scam alert websites.
Users who fall for it and click on the link are taken to the compromised website of a Turkish tourism company which hosts a webpage that mimics the site of Lloyds TSB.
Here, the user is asked to provide the valuable login credentials that can be utilized by the crooks to gain entry to his/her account.