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FleetBank Email Verification Required
16th May 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
first reported 29th March 2004
Apparent Sender
Fleet Bank
Return Address
Support Fleet <> or <>
FleetBank Email Verification Required
disguised link leads to bogus web content
Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content SPOOFED!

1. Uses HTML, HTA and javascript to replace the address bar with an image and text which appears to be an address bar with a genuine ebay secure URL. This is not the browser address bar at all though!


Another incidence of address bar spoofing ...


We are faced with another incidence of Address Bar Spoofing in this phishing scam which involves a spoofed Fleet Bank email (see below) which links to a forged page (see image below).

The whole address bar area of the forged page is built using HTA, HTML, JavaScript and images with text for the URL. You will notice in the example below that some of the images are missing and this is due to a syntax error in the page code. See also this similar Citibank Phishing Scam, and our recent press release concerning Address Bar Spoofing to learn more.

If you have received this email, please remember that it is very common for these email scams to be redistributed at a later date with only slightly different content or the same but with the fake page(s) hosted by a different provider. Also, once you have received one of these hoaxes, it is also common place to receive at least another one and usually a day or two after the first, although not necessarily from the same apparent sender.


The Spoof Email ...

Dear FleetBank Member,

This email was sent by the FleetBank server to verify your e-mail address. You must complete this process by clicking on the link below and entering your FleetBank ATM/Debit Card number and PIN that you use on ATM. This is done for your protection because some of our members no longer have access to their email addresses and we must verify it. This is to prevent any type of online fraud .FleetBank is made to protect your identity online.

To verify your e-mail address and protect your FleetBank account,click on the link below. If nothing happens when you click on thelink (or if you use AOL), copy and paste the link into the address bar of your web browser.

Thank you for using Fleet Bank


The bogus web page ...

FleetBank Email Verification Required forged web page with address bar spoofing.


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