Another instance of this new form of URL Spoofing ...
A good example of how complex these Phishing Scams are getting
- this is another report involving a page with the new method of URL Spoofing,
where a line of text against a white background is created and positioned over
the actual URL in the address bar (see both images of the forged Fleet Online
Bank page below).
Apart from determining the true URL of the page by opening the
Page Properties from the browser's File menu, and perhaps revealing the overlay
as shown in the image below, there are two other distinct anomolies that will
give the game away: The text overlay is positioned in relation to the window,
so it will move with it, but if you move the window around your screen
quickly you will notice a slight delay while the text overlay catches up. Another
give away occurs when you minimise the window - the text overlay jumps to the
top of the screen.
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 ...
bogus web page (first image shows it exactly as you would seeit, and the second
image demonstrates the URL Spoofing by positioning another window the address
Here, you can see the extra layer (overlay
of text on a white background which is positioned over the true URL in the address
bar) as the properties window for the page (which also shows the true page URL)
is positioned over the address bar. The extra layer of text which shows the spoofed
URL is coded to 'stay on top' of all other windows ...