The UK’s only guaranteed anti-spam company has revealed that Natwest tops the financial
services league table for the most amount of spam and fraudulent phishing emails.
A leading UK based anti-spam software company is today revealing the UK’s Top 10
most popular company names used by email fraudsters when targeting the personal
finance industry and shows that Natwest is leading the way.
ClearMyMail reviewed all the spam and fraudulent emails that it had prevented from
reaching customers in December 2007 in order to identify the Top 10 preferred financial
services companies by fraudsters.
1. Natwest (41% of all phishing emails blocked were targeting Natwest Bank)
2. Citibank (27%)
3. HSBC (11%)
4. Abbey (6%)
5. Lloyds TSB (4%)
6. Pay Pal (internet transaction banking for likes of Ebay – 2%)
7. Royal Bank of Scotland (1%)
8. Nationwide (1%)
9. Halifax (0.8%)
10. MBNA (0.5%)
When looking at the top 5, the company is also able to reveal that during the month
every one of its customers were sent an average of 18 fake Natwest phishing emails,
12 fake Citibank emails, 5 fake HSBC emails, 3 fake Abbey emails and 2 fake Lloyds
TSB emails - all had been blocked by ClearMyMail.
Speaking about the results Dan Field, Managing Director of ClearMyMail said,
“Without any email protection UK online banking customers are at severe risk of
being tricked into giving away their account details to criminal gangs. The Phishing
emails used are very well constructed and often look exactly like a legitimate message
from the bank”.
“People without home spam and anti fraud email protection have to remain very vigilant
as it has almost got to the stage where cyber-crooks are building up a portfolio
of email databases containing contact information that is profiled to fit a certain
bank or building societies typical customer in order to improve the success rate
of their fraudulent attacks”.
The company has written a consumer guide on how to spot potential phishing emails
and it is available for free by visiting
ClearMyMail is able to block all phishing and spam emails before they reach the
customer’s computer therefore cutting out any risk of fraud.
UK based ClearMyMail is the only company in the world to offer a complete no spam
guarantee. The company prevents all forms of spam and phishing emails, cutting out
the risk of fraud and offers a free 30 day trial and then complete email peace of
mind comes at only £1.50 per month.
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
WebUser magazine and has also received the PC Answers magazine Editors Choice Award.
The company has featured in a book written by BBC Radio 2's Website of the Day writer
Miles Mendoza who considers it to be “the best of the anti-spam software bunch”.
The business has recently won an award for innovation and was short listed for several
technical industry awards in 2007.
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