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Happy Valentines Day From Wamu Ban
16th February 2005

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Report Summary
Date Reported
16th February 2005
Apparent Sender
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Happy Valentines Day From Wamu Ban

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 WAMU asking you to enter 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. WAMU never send users emails requesting details in this way.

3. URL of spoof website disguised as . This looks secure but is NOT!

4. Real URL looks nothing like WAMU.

5. Website traced to Korea.

6. A 'Valentines' special - even includes a fake competition - do not be fooled!

7. Spoof website not online at time of report...


"It is Valentines Day! This is why, we are offering you the chance to win..."

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 ...


Happy Valentines Day From Washington Mutual Bank!

It is Valentines Day!
This is why, we are offering you the chance to win a 5000$ GOLD RING, for only a few clicks on our website. As you follow the link below, to update your account, you will be automaticly added to our contest. There is no fee, and no risk. All you have to do is fill in the form, and there you are. The draw for a winner will take place on 24 February, and the winner will receive a phonecall (and email) to confirm the prize. So show your half how much you love him/her! A 5000$ GOLD RING, can be yours ... for just a few clicks.
Another Great WAMU Campaign!

In order to confirm your Online Bank records, we may require some specific information from you.

Please follow the link below and renew your account information :

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
Thank you for using Washington Mutual!

The Spoof Website ...

Spoof website not online at time of report...
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