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This style of message from Santander began appearing around June 16.

Since then, the bank received around 33 tweets reporting the scam messages.

Scammers use messages like this to worry or scare the customer into clicking the bogus link that has been attached to the message.

The link would usually take the person to a fake website where they would then be asked to fill in personal information.

They may also ask for account details, such as a person’s account number or online bank pin.