Action Fraud are warning people to be vigilant after a spate of fake Lloyds Bank letters have been received in the post. The letters appear convincing with a replica Lloyds logo, address and signature. The letter advises the recipient that there have been some ‘unusual transactions’ on their personal account and asks them to call a phone number to verify that the letter is genuine. On calling the number, an automated welcome message is played and the caller is asked to provide their card number, account number, sort code, date of birth and the first and last digits of their security number. Lloyds Bank have confirmed that the letters and the phone number are fake and part of a sophisticated phishing attempt to defraud people. IF YOU EVER RECEIVE ANY SIMILAR CORRESPONDENCE WHICH YOU FEEL MAY BE SUSPICIOUS PLEASE CHECK BY RINGING THE CUSTOMER SERVICE NUMBER ON THE REAR OF YOUR BANK CARD