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FirstMerit BANK NOTICE

FirstMerit Bank


 

 
Scam Report
Date Reported: 19th April 2005 Whats this? Risk Level: MEDIUM-HIGH Whats this?
 
Details
 
Email Subject:
 FirstMerit BANK NOTICE
Apparent Sender:
 FirstMerit Bank Whats this?
Return Address:
 < customer_service@firstmerit.com > Whats this?
Email Format:  HTML Whats this?
 
URL of Web Content:
 https://www.firstmeritib.c0m/OnlineBanking/login.aspx Whats this?
Location:
 Unknown Whats this?
 
Scam number:
 aa-340
 
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 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 FirstMerit Bank URL. Do not be fooled!
     
Content
 
 
 
"We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in your FirstMerit Bank online banking 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 FirstMerit Bank customer,

We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in your FirstMerit Bank online banking 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 submit, as we try to verify your account. (In case your are not enrolled use your Social Security Number as User ID and first 6 digits of Social Security Number as password):

https://www.firstmeritib.c0m/OnlineBank ing/login.aspx


The log in attempt was made from:

IP address: 159.255.11.185
ISP host: 159.255.11.1.prov.T1fast.net

If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to temporally suspend your account.

We ask that you allow at least 48hrs 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.

* Please do not respond to this email as your reply will not be received.

For assistance, log in to your FirstMerit Bank account and choose the "HELP" link.

Thanks for your patience as we work together to protect your account.

Regards,

The FirstMerit Bank Corp. Copyright 1998-2005, FMB Corp. All rights reserved.
 
Website:    
 
Spoof website not online at time of report...

 
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