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Date Reported: 31st July 2005 Whats this? Risk Level: MEDIUM Whats this?
Email Subject:
 Confirm Your Online Banking Account Information
Apparent Sender:
 FirstMerit Bank Whats this?
Return Address:
 < > Whats this?
Email Format:  HTML Whats this?
URL of Web Content: Whats this?
 US Whats this?
Scam number:
  • Email asks you to confirm/update/verify your account data at FirstMerit Bank by visiting the given link. You will be taken to a spoof website where your details will be captured for the phishers.

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

  • 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 looks nothing like the actual FirstMerit Bank URL.
"FirstMerit is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its community of clients."

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FirstMerit is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its community of clients. To protect the security of your account, FirstMerit employs some of the most advanced security systems in the world and our anti-fraud teams regularly screen the FirstMerit system for unusual activity.

*We are contacting you to inform you that on June. 12, 2005 our Online Banking Account Review Team identified some unusual activity in your account. In accordance with FirstMerit's User Agreement and to ensure that your account has not been compromised, access to your account was limited. Your account access will remain limited until this issue has been resolved.*

Our system requires further account verification.
Case ID Number: FM-563-002-410

We encourage you to perform the steps necessary to restore your account access* as soon as possible*. Allowing your account access to remain limited for an extended period of time may result in further limitations on the use of your account and possible account closure.

Click here to restore your account

Thank you for using FirstMerit Bank!
The First Merit Security Team

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FirstMerit Email ID FM4681
Spoof website not online at time of report...

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