Farty's Fortunes

Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Gone Phishin'

I've had an Important Message from my bank. Apparently Online Access To My Account Has Been Suspended and I need to update my personal records to regain access. How remiss of them to lose my account details in the first place, but how kind of them to use my blogger id to get in touch with me.1


Dear Lloyds Tsb Customer, 2007 Update

Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of the lloyds tsb account we have issued this warning message.

It has come to our attention that your Lloyds tsb account information needs to be updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account in this year 2007 and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your personal records you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

Once you have updated your account records your lloydstsb account service will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

To update your lloyds tsb records click on the following link:

Thank You.

Call me suspicious, but:

  • It's not Lloyds TsB, it's Lloyds TSB

  • I work for a major financial institution, you notice little things like that.
  • I don't hold an account in the name of Mr Farty

  • Come to think of it, I don't hold an account with Lloyds TSB

  • The link claims to point to http://www.lloydstsb.com/ but by clicking on file/properties/details/message source, I see that it actually points at samsungseriez dot com

  • I wasn't born yesterday

Nice try.

1 Must stop copying BOSSY's style, it's giving me a headache.


Mr Farty said...


Manuel said...

She was round pestering me t'otherday. Send her packing....Like your friends at LLLLLoyds TsB

Mr. X said...

We wouldn't mind the spam so much if we got the ones that are so bad they're laughable ("Tracy from Basildon would like to invite you..." etc), but all we get is offers of dodgy software.

Which we've already got!

(Of course, we paid for it, though *cough*)

Drama Queen said...

Ha ha getting hit by them all then farty? Did you see my spam attack the other day. . .

Flick them the interactive fingers.

john.g. said...

Farty, TSB (The Sperm Bank), wankers!

Cat said...

Christ, that sort of thing frightens me. If that arrived in my inbox I'm so dopey I'd probably do it. Good job there's no money in my bank account.

Mr Farty said...

Manuel - I'm not in the habit of deleting comments - oops!

Mr. X - I can write my own dodgy software, thank you very much!

DQ - Ah, yes, I remember it well. 43 comments for one post, that's good, right?

John - I've just gone off the notion of making a withdrawl.

Cat - Consider this blog to be a public service...BWAHAHAHAHA!

If it happens again, I may have to switch on word verification - wonder if I can make it pick only rude words?

Sewmouse said...

Speaking of rude words...

I've gotten a lovely few of these messages myself. I find them deliciously amusing. I go to the library, access my e-mail webclient and click on their link. Then I give them an entire trashload of ridiculous answers, including my password which is ALWAYS F**KYOUA55HOLE

Oh, and my address is ALWAYS 1060 W. Addison, Chicago, IL 60613

I don't take any credit for that, however. I stole it from the Blues Brothers movie.

Mr Farty said...

Sew - Neat. I'd rather ignore them altogether, though.

There's a good website HERE that makes a full-time occupation out of scamming the scammers.