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Edit MessageUploaded - 12 Apr 2007 18:36

Why it is best to always view your emails as plain text.

It's nice maybe to have those pretty emails with logos and backdrop paper textures etc, but its far safer to look at them as plain text so that you do not get fooled by fraudsters.

Here is a phishing attempt I received today. It pretends to be from HSBC and tells me about fraudulent attempts

quote:
Hsbc Bank plc. is hereby announcing newly upgrade security system. We have been dealing with cases of fraudulent messages in recent times and we have decided to carry out a verification exercise on all of our customers account to prevent them from being victimized.
Due to the recent security upgrade, you are requested to follow the link below.http://www.hsbc.co.uk/1/2/personal/pib-home/

We appreciate your understanding, as we work towards making Hsbc
Bank a safe and reliable place to do business.
Thank you for your patience in this matter.


And here is the actual text of the key sentence:

Due to the recent security upgrade, you are requested to follow the link below.<a href="http://www.manualdirectory.co.uk/menu/hs/index.php">http://www.hsbc.co.uk/1/2/personal/pib-home/</a><br><br>

The RED bit is where it will actually go if you click the link, the Green bit is where it LOOKS as if it will go if you view your email in HTML pretty format.

Bill.

Revised on 12 Apr 2007

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