Friday, 4 September 2009

Fake email phishing for Tesco usernames and password - ignore!

It may be a poor attempt at phishing but look out for this email message and delete it. Mine came from "Tesco Webmaster" but there may be other email sources. The perpetrator may be trying to snag a Tesco email account to make future phishing emails look more authentic. Help me make sure his/her failure is complete.

----Tesco Webmail Technical Services-----

Account Subscriber,

We are currently performing maintenance on our Digital webmail Server to improve the spam filter services in our webmail systems for better online services to avoid virus and spam mails. In order to ensure you do not experience service interruption, respond to this email immediately and enter your Username/id here (********) password here (********) and future password here (********). Checkout new features and enhancements with our newly improved and secured webmail.

NB: We require your username and password for Identification purpose only.

----Copyright © 1997-2009 Tesco!. All rights reserved-----

1 comment:

As this blog grows in readership - and because it carries the Tesco brand - I have had to become more careful about the sort of comments that are acceptable. The good news is that I'm a champion of free speech so please be as praising or as critical as you wish! The only comments I DON'T allow through are:

1. Comments which criticise an individual other than myself, or are critical of an organisation other than Tesco. This is simply because they cannot defend themselves so is unfair and possibly libellous. Comments about some aspect of Tesco being better/worse than another equivalent organisation are allowed as long as you start by saying "in my personal opinion.." or "I think that...". ... followed by a "...because.." and some reasoned argument.

2. Comments which are totally unrelated to the context of the original article. If I have written about a mobile app and you start complaining about the price of potatoes then your comment isn't going stay for long!

3. Advertising / web links / spam.

4. Insulting / obscene messages.

Ok, rules done - now it's your go: