" Dear client of the Halifax Internet
Banking, The recent cases of fraudulent use of clients accounts forced the Technical
services of the bank to update the software. "...
Update at 18:24GMT - We have just received this statement from
I can confirm that this has not been issued by Halifax
plc or any subsidiaries of the Halifax Bank of Scotland plc Group. This is not
the first time we have seen such an e-mail and is referred to as "phishing",
we urge any recipients to ignore them and delete them.
Our position on such e-mails can be found at www.halifax-online.co.uk .
Senior Press Officer
The Spoof Email ...
bogus web page (which opens in a pop up style window in front of the genuine
page as shown) ...
If you have received this
email, please remember that it is very common for these email scams to be redistributed
at a later date with only slightly different content or the same but with the
fake page(s) hosted by a different provider. Also, once you have received one
of these hoaxes, it is also common place to receive at least another one and
usually a day or two after the first, although not necessarily from the same