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Fifth Third Bank customer service: important
message [message ref: 8795318312]

Fifth Third Bank


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Date Reported: 13th January 2009 Whats this? Risk Level: MEDIUM Whats this?
Email Subject:
 Fifth Third Bank customer service: important message [message ref: 8795318312]
Apparent Sender:
 Fifth Third Bank Whats this?
Return Address:
 < > Whats this?
Email Format:  Text Whats this?
URL of Web Content: smaintenance/portal/cbform? formid=96148470102415092991 6488165230825243679097 34104268277710842288 Whats this?
 Unknown Whats this?
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  • Email asks you to confirm/update/verify your account data at Fifth Third Bank by visiting the given link. You will be taken to a spoof website where your details will be captured for the phishers.

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

  • The REAL URL of the spoof website is disguised as " smaintenance/portal/cbform?formid= 9614847010241509299 1648816523082524367909 734104268277710842288".

  • 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 Fifth Third Bank URL. Do not be fooled!
"You have received this alerting message, as you are listed to be an Fifth Third Direct user."

Dear Fifth Third Bank customer,

You have received this alerting message, as you are listed to be an Fifth Third Direct user.

We would like to inform you that we are currently carrying out scheduled maintenance of banking software, that operates customer database for Fifth Third Direct users. Customer database is based on a client-server protocol, so, in order to finish the update procedure, we need customer direct participation. Every Fifth Third Direct customer has to complete a Fifth Third Direct Customer Form. In order to access the form, please use the link below. The link is unique for each account holder and expires within a certain period of time. If you don't fill in Fifth Third Direct Customer Form before your unique link expires, the system will automatically send you a new notification message. smaintenance/portal/ cbform?formid=96148 47010241509299164881 652308252436790973410 4268277710842288

Thank you for your cooperation. We apologize for any inconvenience brought.

Fifth Third Bank
Spoof website not online at time of report...

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