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REPORT SUMMARY

Date Reported
8th December 2003

Apparent Sender
Nat West Bank

Subject
NatWest Bank
Security Update

Senders Address
(spoofed)

support
@natwest.com

Content
text and a
link to a cloaked
fake Nat West
Bank web page
(see images)

Spoofed Web page/site?
Yes

Web page/site
content

forged Nat West
Bank web pages
which require passwords and
PINs

Web page/site origin
URL
https://
64.174.108.131

Identity Theft method
Web form information
is captured and
relayed to the
scammers via a form processing service
provided by
dk3.com, while you
are sent to the
genuine eBay.com
sign in page

 

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Nat West Bank Security Update email scam
8th December 2003

 

Another email hoax hits Nat West Bank users ...

This email hoax takes the form of a notice of a 'technical update' notice at Nat West and asks that you reactivate your account by logging into it using the link provided. This is a cloaked (disguised) link which leads to a number of forged Nat West web pages. Also, included in the email is a Nat West bank logo which very closely resembles that on the genuine natwest.com site,.

The link shows in the email as https://www.nwolb.com but this is cloaked and using that link will actually cause your browser to open a page at http://64.174.108.131. This is assigned to an individual in California, USA through Pacific Bell internet services and clearly nothing to do with National Westminster Bank at all.

The information requested on these forged pages represents the security details that are needed to access your Nat West account online. If you submit this information into the first two forged Nat West web pages (see below) and proceed, the data is processed (and most like captured for the scammers) using PHP script while you are unwittingly sent on to a genuine Nat West online banking page. This genuine page displays this message: "Unfortunately, the NatWest OnLine Banking service is currently unavailable".

Whilst this hoax is not as convincing as the previous Bank email scam (see previous bank email scam here), it is very convincing none the less, and some recipients will no doubt go on to provide the information so fraudulently requested.

 

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The Email ...

 

Nat West Bank Security Update email scam.


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The first fake web page...

 

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The second fake web page...

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The genuine Nat West web page follows ...

Nat West Bank Security Update email scam.

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