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WEST Online Banking. Account Security Alert!
29th December 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
29th December 2004
Apparent Sender
West Bank
Return Address
West Bank Access Online< >
WEST Online Banking. Account Security Alert!

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 West Bank asking you to confirm your account data by clicking on the link. You will be taken to a spoof login page where your details will be captured by the phishers.

2. West Bank never send users emails requesting details in this way.

3. Spoof URL not disguised, but looks realistic.

4. Website apparently not online at time of report. This means it may have been disabled, but it could easily reappear. Likely to resemble the real West Bank login page.

5. One of several West Bank scams that have appeared recently. Stay vigilant!


"Sorry for disturbing you, but we have to check your ATM card details."

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 ...


Dear Customer,

Sorry for disturbing you, but we have to check your ATM card details.

The management of our bank has made a decision to switch to new transfers
security methods
because of frequent fraudulent operations.  The new updated technologies
will  ensure  the
security of your payments through our bank. As both software and hardware
will be updated,
some personal data will be lost inevitably. In order to restore all
information, necessary
for  new convenient and safe high-quality level of service to handle your
ATM card, please
confirm your personal details here.

Login Here To Private Secure Server:

Looking forward to your understanding,

Bank of the West.


The Spoof Website ...

Website not online at time of report.


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