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2006 Online Banking Update

Bank of America


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Date Reported: 3rd January 2006 Whats this? Risk Level: MEDIUM Whats this?
Email Subject:
 2006 Online Banking Update
Apparent Sender:
 Bank of America Whats this?
Return Address:
 bankofamerica < > Whats this?
Email Format:  HTML Whats this?
URL of Web Content: onlineid-sessionload/cgi-bin/sso.login. controllernoscript=true/sessiondid=2335454893_ Secured152388884&Update/index.html Whats this?
 US Whats this?
Scam number:
  • Email asks you to confirm/update/verify your account data at Bank of America by visiting the given link. You will be taken to a spoof website where your details will be captured for the phishers.

  • Bank of America never send their users emails requesting personal details in this way.

  • The REAL URL of the spoof website is hidden by a hyperlinked image in the body of the email. This is a technique used to get past spam filters that can only read normal text.

  • The REAL URL of the spoof website looks nothing like the actual Bank of America URL.
"Our technical service department has recently updated our online banking software, and due to software upgrade we kindly ask you to follow the reference given below to confirm your membership details."

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