My first phishing mail.

Got this in my inbox today.
Not bad considering I am not now nor ever have been a Halifax customer.

Dear Customer,

Halifax Online Banking Security Department has been receiving complaints from our customers for unauthorised uses of the Halifax Online Banking accounts. As a result we are temporarily shutting down some selected Halifax Online Banking Accounts perceived vulnerable to this, pending till the time we carry out proper verification by the account owner. Halifax Online Banking is committed to ensure the safeguard of each customer personal information, making sure only authorised individuals have access to their accounts.

As a first step to have Your Halifax Online Banking Access reactivated please reconfirm your identity by using the link provided below.

These instructions are sent to and should be followed by all Halifax Online Banking clients,to avoid service deactivation after the verification is completed. We apologise for any inconveniences and thank you for your cooperation.
Halifax Online Security Department
Followed the link (got more virus filters etc than you can shake a stick at)
got redirected to

My filters stopped it right there.

Anyone else got this today?
A couple of months ago, I went through a phase of getting one a day from the Co-operative bank. This went on for weeks - but fortunately, like you, I have never had an account with this bank, so knew straight away what the score was!!!
apparently they use some type of key logger to record your user name, password etc.

i usually click on the link and then fill in the user name and passwords etc. with random words belittling their manhoods.

hope the scammers find it as amusing as i do!!

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