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Bill Williams


Edit MessageUploaded - 10 Nov 2003 11:01

Please note that the following type of emails which are being sent out in the name of almost all the banks are fraudulent attempts to get your bank details.

DO NOT RESPOND TO THEM.

quote:

Dear HSBC Bank Member,

This email was sent by the HSBC server to verify your e-mail address. You must complete this process by clicking on the link below and entering in the small window your HSBC User ID, Date of Birth and Security Number. This is done for your protection --- because some of our members no longer have access to their email addresses and we must verify it.

To verify your e-mail address and access your bank account, click on the link below. If nothing happens when you click on the link, copy and paste the link into the address bar of your web browser.


http://www.hsbc.co.uk:ac-gEDoFU3F2@cdhfna2e4.Da.rU/?WpwvdGzGCOgm


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Thank you for using HSBC!
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Bill

Bill.

Revised on 10 Nov 2003

Bill Williams


Edit MessageUploaded - 15 Nov 2004 18:42

Beware this highly plausible letter, below, is a spoof designed to get you to reveal your Internet banking details so that robbers can steal all the money in your account. Expect to see it with alternative bank names at the top.

quote:

Dear SunTrust Bank Customer,

To provide our customers the most effective and secure online access to their accounts, we are continually upgrading our online services. As we add new features and enhancements to our service, there are certain browser versions, which will not support these system upgrades. As many customers already know, Microsoft Internet Explorer has significant 'holes' or vulnerabilities that virus creators can easily take advantage of.

In order to further protect your account, we have introduced some new important security standards and browser requirements. SunTrust security systems require that you test your browser now to see if it meets the requirements for SunTrust Internet Banking.

Please sign on to Internet Banking in order to verify security update installation. This security update will be effective immediately. In the meantime, some of the Internet Banking services may not be available.

SunTrust Internet Banking



Bill.

Bill Williams


Edit MessageUploaded - 22 Apr 2006 22:00

Ever more fiendish, the bank fraudsters now prey on the fact that you know that there are bank frauds around. Here is their latest scam, BEWARE it is a fraud.

This is what it looks like in PLAIN TEXT (I always have my emails set to display ONLY in plain text, not HTML)

quote:

[1]Logo: Natwest

Dear Customer!

March and April of the 2006 have been the months of extensive fraudulent
activity for Natwest Bank. Over and over confidential personal data of our
customers has become of interest to scammers and thieves. Our customers have
made requests to protect them from funds losses off their bank accounts.
This is why Natwest Bank declares May to be the scam struggle month. All our
customers will have to verify their bank accounts using our innovated
security system. Natwest Bank introduced new IT methods of increasing
security level for all the bank account holders. The system has been checked
by leading electronic payment specialists and major independent experts have
claimed the system to be well ahead of the latest scammer technologies. Due
to the danger of the following date usage by scammers, we do not post this
data in any open source. At the moment the system is performing tests and
different account holders have been chosen by chance to complete the
testing.
The bank has not introduced the system so far to the mass media and
therefore only the software specialists and participating bank customers are
aware that the new security system is ready to lower the risk of scammer
attacks and any other fraudulent activity. So far we can only declare that
the new security system is based on the basis of every authorization
individualization using extra data about the account holder to prevent
scammers from having any chances of using the account holder's personal
data.
Along with other Natwest Bank customers You have been chosen to complete the
final testing of the innovated security system. We offer You to follow the
link below that You usually use to login [2]https://www.nwolb.com/, where
the system will request for some additional data after the filling out the
fields with standard bank account data. To protect the personal data of our
customers, new encrypting system has been introduced by the Natwest bank.
Even if the scammers do get the access to the data bases, nobody will have
Your encrypted personal data available.
Please note that after the completion of the testing, You still must change
Your security system and it is obligatory to fill out a special form.
Therefore, for Your own security, we advise You to begin using the new
security system right now.
The bank has not introduced the system so far to the mass media and
therefore only the software specialists and participating bank customers are
aware that the new security system is ready to lower the risk of scammer
attacks and any other fraudulent activity. So far we can only declare that
the new security system is based on the basis of every authorization
individualization using extra data about the account holder to prevent
scammers from having any chances of using the account holder's personal
data.

Your sincerely, NatWest Bank Fraud and Security Department.

Another Way

References

1. http://www.nwoIb.com/
2. http://www.nwoIb.com/


Bill.

Bill Williams


Edit MessageUploaded - 23 Oct 2013 13:37

FAKE:

quote:

23-Oct-2013 10:00

Thank you for using first direct. We appreciate your business.

To ensure that you are free of any viruses that may attack your internet banking
details, please ensure you do the following:

- Download attached internet banking file and complete it. (You can use it anytime
you have problems with your internet banking profile.)

- Update your operating system and browser with the latest security patches. I
recommend setting these to auto update where possible.

- Update your anti-virus software and perform a full system scan. Clean or
remove any infected files, as prompted. If the scan finds any infected items
follow the instructions to remove them. Then restart your PC and run a full scan
again. Repeat this process until you get a clean scan result.

(If you do not have any anti-virus currently on your machine, we recommend that
you install one, before attempting to access any secure sites).

- Run an online anti-virus scan to establish that machine is free from viruses
or spyware. The online scans provide a 'second opinion' to ensure your PC is
virus free

Running an On-Line Virus Scan

Please note that we have no control over the content provided by any 3rd party
website. Whilst we have not encountered any previous issues, first direct cannot
be held responsible in the unlikely event of any problems caused by their use.

To run the Trend Micro online scan (other online scans are available), please
follow the instructions below:

(Please be aware you will need to have administrator rights on the PC to run the
scan.)

If you are using Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome:

-Click on the following link. (Or copy and paste into your address bar)
http://www.firstdirect.com/security-centre/downloads
-Please select 'Trend Micro' from the Free online anti-virus scanners section
-When prompted please click the 'Proceed' button on the Important notes window
-Please select either 'start scan (32-Bit)' or 'start scan (64-Bit)' depending
on your computer specification
-When prompted, please run the file to allow the download
-Once the file has downloaded please select 'Settings', 'Full System Scan' and
click 'ok
-Click 'scan now' to begin the online scanner.

Once the scan has been completed, it will remove any items that have been found.
Continue to run the scan again until the scan comes back with no items found.
Please ensure that the computer is turned off and restarted after each scan.

When the scan shows that there is no further infection, you will need to change
your security information with first direct. Please call us on 08456 100 234 to
do this. I also recommend changing the 'log on' information for any other
secure sites that you visited, whilst the machine was infected.

If you experience any difficulties in following the procedures above, please
contact us on 08 456 100 234 and quote TCL 503126. We are available between the
hours of 07:00 and 23:00, Monday to Friday and 08:00 and 23:00 Saturday to
Sunday.

Regards

Amelia Wallis
Digital Support

(Please do not reply to this email, contact us on the number above for
assistance)

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"HSBC" for the information of the addressee only and should not be
reproduced and/or distributed to any other person. Each page
attached hereto must be read in conjunction with any disclaimer
which forms part of it. Unless otherwise stated, this transmission
is neither an offer nor the solicitation of an offer to sell or
purchase any investment. Its contents are based on information
obtained from sources believed to be reliable but HSBC makes no
representation and accepts no responsibility or liability as to its
completeness or accuracy.


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