Nationwide email scam

Every now and then I get spam emails through from PayPal and eBay. I imagine we all do, and some of us, the select few ‘special’ ones actually click on them and enter their credit card details.

Aww bless.

Today I received one from Nationwide. It might have convinced me it was real had it not been for a few small give-away signs.

  1. I don’t actually bank with Nationwide
  2. They spelled Nationwide wrong in the email field (Nationwlde)
  3. The email was sent to ‘undisclosed recipients’ – banks do not do this

I pity people who fall for this kind of crap but if anyone has I guess it just emphasises the old proverb; a fool and his money are soon parted.


Darren Jamieson

Darren Jamieson, aka MrDaz, is the Technical Director and co-founder of Engage Web and has been working online in a career spanning two decades. His first website was built in 1998 and is still live today.

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