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FirstMerit Bank Alert Message

FirstMerit Bank


 

 
Scam Report
Date Reported: 22nd October 2005 Whats this? Risk Level: MEDIUM-HIGH Whats this?
 
Details
 
Email Subject:
 FirstMerit Bank Alert Message
Apparent Sender:
 FirstMerit Bank Whats this?
Return Address:
 < service@firstmerit.com > Whats this?
Email Format:  HTML Whats this?
 
URL of Web Content:
 http://www.firstmerit.com.securefb.net/?id= c2ZyaWVzQGJ1Y2tleWUtZXhwcmVzcy5jb20= Whats this?
Location:
 CA, US Whats this?
 
Scam number:
 aa-1457
 
Comments:
  • 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 REAL URL of the spoof website is disguised as "http://www.firstmerit.com".


  • The REAL URL of the spoof website has been chosen to look very similar to the actual FirstMerit Bank URL. Do not be fooled!
     
Content
 
 
 
"We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in your FirstMerit Bank account from a foreign IP address and we have reasons to believe that your account was hijacked by a third party without your authorization."

Dear xxx,

We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in your FirstMerit Bank account from a foreign IP address and we have reasons to believe that your account was hijacked by a third party without your authorization.
If you recently accessed your account while traveling, the unusual log in attempts may have initiated by you.

However if you are the rightful holder of the account, click on the link below and login (In case you are not enrolled for Online Banking, you simply need your social security number and the last four digits of your social security number to log-in.) as we try to verify your identity:

http://www.firstmerit.com

We ask that you allow at least 24hrs for the case to be investigated and we strongly recommend not making any changes to your account in that time.

If you received this notice and you are not the authorized account holder, please be aware that is in violation of FirstMerit Bank policy to represent oneself as another FirstMerit Bank account owner. Such action may also be in violation of local, national, and/or international law. FirstMerit Bank is committed to assist law enforcement with any inquires related to attempts to misappropriate personal information with the Internet to commit fraud or theft. Information will be provided at the request of law enforcement agencies to ensure that perpetrators are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Thanks for your patience as we work together to protect your account.
Regards, The FirstMerit Bank.

Copyright 2005 FirstMerit Corporation, All Rights Reserved.
 
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