Emails entitled “Mint.co.uk – Minimum payment due” have been seen landing in inboxes these days. The notifications have nothing to do with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) service, instead they’re sent out by cybercriminals to lure unsuspecting users to their phishing scams.
“Your credit card minimum payment is due. Your latest credit card bill has been attached above. View attached file to proceed,” the fake MINT emails read.
According to Hoax Slayer, the attachment is not a credit card bill, but a phishing page that instructs recipients to enter their login information.
The data is sent back to the cybercriminals who can use it to log in to the accounts of MINT customers.
In case you come across such emails, delete them. Whenever you’re logging in to an online account, make sure you’re on the right website. Legitimate sites, particularly the ones of financial firms, are always secured by an HTTPS connection.
If you’re a victim of this scheme, change your MINT password immediately. If you’ve been using the same password for multiple online accounts, change it for those as well.