A leading UK based anti-spam company has found that the number of Halifax and Bradford & Bingley related
spam and phishing emails increased by 246% over the weekend as ruthless email fraudsters
targeted vulnerable and worried Halifax bank account holders.
UK based anti-spam company, ClearMyMail has revealed that last weekend it saw a
246% increase in Halifax, Bradford & Bingley and Lloyds TSB related spam and phishing emails.
The company was able to prevent all of the fraudulent emails reaching their customers
inbox’s as ruthless fraudsters tried to target worried Halifax and Lloyds TSB bank
ClearMyMail is warning everyday email users to automatically delete messages that
contain the Subject Title: “Important Message from Halifax Bank”, and the same for
Lloyds TSB and Bradford & Bingley as these are the most popular titles being used by criminals trying to
gain security passwords and information.
Many of the emails are being sent by innocent computer owners who do not realise
that their computers have been infected by viruses when they opened spam emails
The large majority of these fraudulent emails are being tracked to senders based
in USA and Canada but scammers are using increasingly sophisticated technology to
cover their tracks.
Speaking about the weekend increase in banking related spam the Managing Director
of ClearMyMail, Dan Field said,
“This is a particularly cruel batch of phishing emails that are looking to target
worried and vulnerable UK banking customers and demonstrates that unprotected inboxes
are particularly exposed at this time”.
He continued, “It is not just our UK customers who are being targeted, as our American
clients also had an increase in Lehman Brothers fraudulent emails over the past
week, but not at the same scale as here in the UK”.
The Top 5 countries where the phishing and spam emails are being sent from are:
1 – America
2 – Canada
3 – UK
4 – Brazil
5 – Romania
UK based ClearMyMail is the only company in the world to offer a complete no spam
guarantee. The software prevents all forms of spam and phishing emails, cutting
out the risk of fraud.
The system has the ability to also stop the new wave of "image-spam" that has been
increasingly hitting in-boxes.
ClearMyMail is the first anti-spam software company to receive a 5-Star award from
The business has recently won an award for innovation and was short listed for several
technical industry awards.
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