Lloyds Bank customers can manage their accounts in various ways, and with mobile banking becoming more popular, some may be expecting texts from their bank. However, fraudsters have sadly seized this opportunity to send around scam messages which target unsuspecting Britons. The latest scam which has unfortunately affected people right across the country is a text which purports to be from the official Lloyds Bank.
A second concerned saver wrote: “Anybody else having loads of payee notifications from Lloyds Bank?
“I’m not even part of them, obviously a scam, but still concerning!”
A third stated: “Watch out if you’re with Lloyds Bank – my latest scam text message this morning.
“They even left the phone number on top – it’s blocked now. Sad though for some who don’t realise it’s fake.”
And a fourth person offered a word of advice to others, saying: “Thank you Lloyds Bank for reassuring me today.
“Be aware folks, loads of very sophisticated attempts to scam you are out there.
“The bank would rather you checked than clicked – even if it is genuine.”
Recently Lloyds Bank has informed its customers of a number of scam texts being circulated, often in batches.
The bank has confirmed it will never send a link for Britons to sign in, nor will it ask for personal details.
It added: “If you get a message like this, make sure you delete it.”
Texts from Lloyds Bank will always include part of an individual’s name, account number or postcode to confirm the correspondence is legitimate.
Scam text messages also often use threats of fraud or problems with a person’s account, which is usually a key warning sign.
In addition, Lloyds has urged people to look out for spelling mistakes, as scam texts can often look strange, with a messy layout and errors contained within.
Finally, Lloyds will never text or email someone asking them to make a test payment online, or to move money to a new account.
Unfortunately though, some people may fall prey to these sophisticated scams, but they can always take action in attempts to rectify the situation.
Lloyds has told its customers they should contact the bank straight away if they believe they have been a victim of fraud.
The bank will be able to provide the best advice on the next steps to take if someone finds themselves in this situation.