Avoiding Smishing fraud
28 July 2016: We have recently seen a rise in attempts to trick people into parting with their money through ‘Smishing’ – which is fraud through SMS/text messaging.
Here is an example of ‘Smishing’
Although this text appears in an ongoing conversation with a member, this is not Nationwide. The fraudster has used the number we use for SMS messages making it more plausible. The link in the text takes you to a fake internet banking page where it records all of the details being entered.
How can you tell that it’s us? We’ll never ask you for your full PIN or password through any communication. You can check out our security centre for top tips on staying safe.
If you’re ever unsure about anything, please screenshot the text and email Phishing@nationwide.co.uk.