The following is an email I received from Halifax Bank, which points to a bogus web address. This was pretty obvious to spot, since I don’t have a Halifax Bank account in the first place. In the interest of getting phishermen out into the light, here is the body of the email:
Dear valued Halifax client,
Recently there have been a large number of identity theft attempts targeting Halifax Bank customers.
In order to safeguard your account we require that you confirm your banking details. This process is mandatory.
You may do so by clicking on the below link to log into our network.
(This link has been neutered) https://www.halifax-online.co.uk/_mem_bin/formslogin.asp?source=halifaxcouk
Failure to do so may result in temporary cessation of your account services pending submission.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter and your co-operation in helping us maintain the integrity of our customers accounts.
Please do not reply to this e-mail. (c) 2007 Halifax Bank, Inc.
The preceding IS A SPOOF!! Do not be fooled. The above link actually points to http://016f991.netsolhost.com/index.html