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Commonwealth Bank of Australia


Scam Report
Date Reported: 4th September 2006 Whats this? Risk Level: MEDIUM Whats this?
Email Subject:
 Commonwealth Bank of Australia Security upgrade..
Apparent Sender:
 Commonwealth Bank of Australia Whats this?
Return Address:
 Commonwealth Bank of Australia Management Stuff < > Whats this?
Email Format:  HTML Whats this?
URL of Web Content: Whats this?
 Unknown Whats this?
Scam number:
  • Email asks you to confirm/update/verify your account data at Commonwealth Bank of Australia by visiting the given link. You will be taken to a spoof website where your details will be captured for the phishers.

  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia 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 spoof website this email links to was not online at time of this report, but variations of the scam which link to working websites are bound to exist, so be wary! The website may have been taken down or disabled by the hosts, but quite often these websites are hosted on the personal computer of the phishers, so may only be online at certain times.

  • The REAL URL of the spoof website has been chosen to look very similar to the actual Commonwealth Bank of Australia URL. Do not be fooled!
"Commonwealth Bank of Australia, is here by announcing the New Security Upgrade."

Commonwealth Bank of Australia, is here by announcing the New Security Upgrade. We've upgraded our new SSL servers to serve our customers for a better and secure online banking service, against any fraudulent activities.
Due to this recent upgrade, you are requested to update your NetBank online banking information by following the link below.

Please Note - if you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to temporally suspend your NetBank online banking account.

Thank for your Co-operation
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Management Stuff
Please do not reply to this confirmation email as your response will not be received.
Spoof website not online at time of report...

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