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Update Your FirstMerit (Access Account)

FirstMerit Bank


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Date Reported: 9th April 2005 Whats this? Risk Level: MEDIUM Whats this?
Email Subject:
 Update Your FirstMerit (Access Account)
Apparent Sender:
 FirstMerit Bank Whats this?
Return Address:
 < > Whats this?
Email Format:  HTML Whats this?
URL of Web Content: Whats this?
 Washington DC, 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 REAL URL of the spoof website is disguised as "http.// Renew ".

  • 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!
"Online Support is reminding you that on 09, March 2005 our Banking Review Team identified some unusual activity in your Debit Card account."

Dear Valued FirstMerit Member,

Online Support is reminding you that on 09, March 2005 our Banking Review Team identified some unusual activity in your Debit Card account. In accordance with FirstMerit National Association's Agreement and to assure that your online account hasn't been compromised, internet access to your account was limited. Your online access will remain limited until this question has been solved. Banking support advise you to log in and fulfill the steps necessary to give back your account access immediately. Allowing your online access to stay blocked for an extended period of time may result in further restrictions on the use of your bank account and possible account closure.

http.// =link=Renew

FirstMerit Bank, is committed to maintaining a safe environment for our online customers. To defend the safety of your account access, employs some of the most progressive security systems in the world and our anti-fraud groups regularly screen the Bank system for unusual activity.

This is safety measures meant to help protect you and your account integrity. Thank you for your prompt attention to this question. We apologize for any inconvenience.

FirstMerit National Association, Online Account Support
Spoof website not online at time of report...

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