I have just received the following e-mail and thought it may be useful to share it with you:
Please note that starting from August 30, 2012 we will be introducing new online banking authentication procedures in order to protect the private information of all online banking users.
You are required to confirm your online banking details with us as you will not be able to have access to your accounts until this has been done.
As you’re already registered for online banking all you need to do is to confirm
your online banking details.
Confirm your details (hyperlink removed).
Once you’ve completed this you’ll be able to manage your money whenever you want, giving you more control of your finances.
NatWest Online Service.
If you’re thinking this is a scam then you’d be quite correct. In fact it’s just one of many, far too many for me to be able to report them all. Just remember to be on your guard and to never reply to any such e-mails (or letters or phone calls). Check with your bank first if you have any doubts.