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ProGuard is a breakthrough in the online
payments security system ID: 05749

Fifth Third Bank


Scam Report
Date Reported: 5th November 2006 Whats this? Risk Level: MEDIUM Whats this?
Email Subject:
 ProGuard is a breakthrough in the online payments security system ID: 05749
Apparent Sender:
 Fifth Third Bank Whats this?
Return Address:
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Email Format:  HTML Whats this?
URL of Web Content: 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 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 Fifth Third Bank URL. Do not be fooled!
"Dear Commercial Banking Customer, this is automated message with ID # 05749"

Dear Commercial Banking Customer, this is automated message with ID # 05749

We are delighted to inform you about the new online payment security system which starts to operate from 6th November 2006

The name of the system is ProGuard.

ProGuard is one of the latest projects developed by Fifth Third Bank security department. It is a security device which generates online access codes to perform online transactions.

To obtain this device you will have to register and fill out an application form.
Within the next two weeks you will receive the device to the address stated in your application.
ProGuard is not only highly effective, it is also absolutely free of charge!

Please note: if your application form is not filled in during the following 72 hours your online account access will be temporarily blocked for security reasons.

Therefore we recommend that you start registering as soon as possible.
To start now please click the link below cblogin/ and keep following on screen instructions. It will only take a couple of minutes.

We appreciate your business. It's truly our pleasure to serve you.

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

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