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16th September 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
16th September 2004
Apparent Sender
Return Address
Suntrust Bank <>


Spoof email links to a spoof webpage where victim is prompted to enter details believing the site is genuine. Details are then forwarded to a local script and captured.

Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content

disguised as:

an image containing the text of the email.

Traced to a server in central Russia.


1. Email requests victim update their Suntrust bank records via the supllied link. Link actually leads to spoof page where details are captured and forwarded to a local script.

2. Suntrust never send users emails requesting details in this way.

3. Genuine Suntrust page is loaded behind popup page containing spoof page.

4. URL is disguised as an image containing the text of the email. This is a technique used by scammers to disguise the text from email spam filters.


" Dear SunTrust Bank client, Recently there have been a large number of identity theft attempts targeting SunTrust customers. "...

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.


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