Alliance & Leicester Phishing Email

Here's another example of a phishing scam received via email.

First and foremost, the biggest clue is the 'Dear Valued Customer' bit.

The next clue, as is the case on almost all of these scams is the mass cc mailing list in the clear.

Finally, the give-away tooltip of the real URL. It looks ok at first glance, but notice the bit at the end. That's the actual domain (which is clearly not A&L). Anything before that, i.e the A&L bit with dot whatever can be made up by anybody. It's the ending domain in the URL that is the actual domain it points to.

Hopefully this all helps to keep you alert and easily spot the scams.

Posted on May 7, 2010 .