Phishing nets illegal fortune

A 55% leap in people losing money to 'phishing' emails is a timely reminder to those banking on the web to use common sense when dealing with email correspondence purporting to be from their bank.

UK banks have repeatedly said they will never ask customers to click on a link in an email to verify their account details.

The e-mails seen by Scotland on Sunday in the past two weeks - allegedly from Lloyds TSB, Halifax, Barclays and Nationwide - have two things in common: appalling grammar and spelling, and they ask recipients to click on a link in the e-mail. Business - Phishing nets illegal fortune

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 13th November 2006 6:50AM