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Service message from Halifax Internet banking
6th November 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
6th November 2004
Apparent Sender
Return Address
Halifax bank <>
Service message from Halifax Internet banking

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


1. Email claims to be from Halifax asking you to confirm your account. Link takes you to spoof login page. If you try to login your details will be captured and forwarded buy a script to the scammers.

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

3. URL traced to a server in Paris, France.

4. URL is disguised by an image in the body of the email (an technique used by scammers to hide the content of emails from spam filters). When you move your mouse over the image the URL appears to be but this is just a disguise.

5. This phish is a very similar variation on a scam reported yesterday. THis uses the same image and server for the spoof webpage, but uses a different subject and return address.


" Dear client of the Halifax Internet banking, Technical services of the bank are carrying out a planned software upgrade"...

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 ...

The Spoof Website ...

Not online at time of report, but likely to be a near identical looking spoof of the real Halifax bank login page...

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