Online Fraud and Phishing

In December 2006, the FSA said they were very concerned about the growth of phishing.

Phishing involves using fake websites to lure people into revealing their bank account numbers.
Fraudster will send you an email, which at first glance, will look like it has come from Bank XYZ. You will be asked to click on a link in the email that will take you to a fake website, which may look like the real Bank XYZ website where you will be asked to enter your confidential security details. The fraudster can then capture all the information they need to access your account.

On 6 Feb, I received a fake email from Halifax PLC (, and on 7 Feb I received one from Nationwide Building Society (from


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Written by Christophe Langlois

Based in London for almost a decade, Christophe is an entertaining fintech marketing keynote speaker and a trusted advisor to the global financial services industry on the topics of digital marketing, innovation and B2B social media.

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