Friday, February 7, 2014
Two interesting emails in my inbox today. One from 'Lloyds Bank' asking me to check my account by re-entering my ID and password numbers into a mysterious website. The other from 'Inland Revenue' saying that I am entitled to a tax rebate of £367 and if I'd just fill in the details of account and card numbers, security code and estimated balance of my account... Both quite convincing, especially the latter with its dull Courier font, convincing layout and impenetrable civil service tone. I believe they're called phishing. I just call them scams.