You're short of cash and you see an advert to make quick money. All you have to do in return is pass on thousands of pounds to a complete stranger through you bank account. What would you do?
Remember the old saying if something looks too good to be true, it probably is. Emails or adverts promising you easy money in exchange for sending funds to other countries, or acting as a ‘money transfer agent’, are scams. Set up by fraudsters, they try to trick you into moving their stolen money illegally, otherwise known as money laundering.
We guarantee to refund your money in the unlikely event you experience fraud with our Internet Banking service - as long as you've been careful, for example, by taking reasonable steps to keep your security information safe. We protect you with safeguards that meet Industry Standards.
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Personalisation. We will always greet you personally using your Title and Surname. We will never use ‘Dear User’ or ‘Dear Valued Customer’. Where you hold an existing account with us, we will quote the last four digits of your account number, such as your current account, savings account or credit card. If you don’t yet have an account with us but we have your postal address details, we may use part of your postcode. Internet Banking-related emails may also include your Internet Banking User ID.
Links. All links within our emails will go to a page on www.lloydstsb.com, or to trusted Government regulatory websites (e.g. Financial Ombudsman, Financial Services Authority, etc). Research emails may take you to a partner research company website but you will not be asked for any Internet Banking log in details. In fraudulent emails, website addresses may appear genuine on first sight, but if you hover your mouse over the link without clicking, it may reveal a different web address. On our genuine emails the link address always starts with email.lloydstsb.com or www.lloydstsb.com. We will never link direct through to our Internet Banking log in page or to a page that asks for your security or personal details.