Lloyds FD’s name used in email scam

Lloyds TSB finance director
Helen Weir has had her
identity stolen as part of an email scam.

The email says that she has apparently ‘discovered a dormant account’ which
she wishes to transfer offshore worth ‘$20,000,000 million’.

It goes on: ‘Remember this is absolutely confidential. My husband does not
know about this risk taking. My family will be in shambles if it burst out and I
(sic) will also be in trouble swell (sic) as lose my precious job.’

Recipients are invited to respond with their contact details.

It is not known if anyone has responded to the scam, but the so-called
phishing attacks are said to be behind one in every 400 emails received by
business users.

Further reading:

Profile: Helen Weir

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