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23rd September 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
23rd September 2004
Apparent Sender
Return Address
SunTrust <>

Spoof email links to a spoof webpage where victim is prompted to enter their 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 in the body of the email

Traced to a server in central Russia.


1. Email requests victim help upgrade their Suntrust account by visiting link and entering details. Any details entered on the spoof page are just captured and forwarded to a local script.

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

3. The spoof page is loaded as a popup in front of the genuine Suntrust homepage making it appear much more authentic.

4. A lot of Suntrust phishing scams are circulating at the moment. This is just one of many!

5. Another giveaway is that the email is just an image with the text in it. This is a technique used by scammers to hide the text of the email from spam filters.


" Dear SunTrustclient, 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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