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Attention all Halifax Internet banking users
28th April 2004

please forward any scams you've received to

Report Summary
Date Reported
28th April 2004
Apparent Sender
Return Address
Halifax <>
Attention aII Halifax Internet banking users
HTML - image only
clicking any where on the image leads to bogus web content which is presented as a pop-up style window in front of the genuine Halifax UK home page. Submitted form data is captured by a local script.
Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content
4903/h/formslogin.htm (URL of the pop up style window which contains the forged form)

1. Employs script to open the genuine home page as a backdrop to the bogus page which is opened in a pop up style window.
2. The has been used in a wide variety of Bank scams, Learn more in our Forum.


" Dear client of the Halifax Internet banking, The recent cases of the fraudulent use of clients accounts forced the Technical services of the bank to update the software "...


Another instance where forged web content is presented in front of a genuine web page giving the impression that the forgery is a pop up window generated byt he genuine page (see images below).

The forged page is heavily scripted, and users wont be able to see the genuine URL by using a right click of selecting file properties. The true URL is which resolves to an anonymous DNS service and not the Halifax Bank.

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 ...

Attention all Halifax Internet banking users


The bogus web page (the pop up style window - in front of the genuine page - contains the forged web content) ...

Attention all Halifax Internet banking users


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