Monday 2 April 2007

Report phishing attempts

Fed up with phishermen? If you're a customer of a UK bank, and assuming you spotted the bogus e-mail before you clicked a link and compromised your bank accounts, there's a way to fight back. Give the banks the information they need to close the scams down! Some banks use an umbrella method such as BSO, others have their own arrangements. In either case, the sooner they hear from the public, the sooner action can be taken. The list below shows reporting contacts for fraudulent e-mail attempts.
BankSafe Online (operated by APACS*):
Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)
Halifax Bank/ with the subject 'Report'
HSBC:Gives links to APWG and BSO
Nationwide Building
Royal Bank of
Abbey National:E-Banking helpdesk on 0845 600 4388, open 7am-11pm, seven days a week
Clydesdale Bank:links to APWG
Yorkshire Bank:links to APWG
Northern Bank:links to APWG

Forwarding your suspect email

Select the suspect email (don't double click to open it), right click and select the Forward action, and send it to the appropriate email address

Attaching the suspect email to a new email

Create a new email in your PC or Mac based email software, and drag and drop the suspect email from your inbox into the body section of the new email. Please note that this method will not work for web based email services e.g. Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail etc.

*APACS is the UK trade association for payments and for those institutions that deliver payment services to customers.


JohnH said...

Cooperative Bank asks for reports to be made to

JohnH said...

When the dust settles (after all of the changes of ownership during the 2008 credit crunch), I'll check the list and update details where necessary.