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Online Banking Access Denied
17th February 2005

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Report Summary
Date Reported
17th February 2005
Apparent Sender
Return Address
Online verification Department < >
Online Banking Access Denied

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 Southtrust 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. Southtrust never send users emails requesting details in this way.

3. URL of spoof website disguised as "Sign on to Online Banking Account ". This looks secure but is NOT!

4. Real URL looks nothing like Southtrust.

5. Website traced to Korea.


"Banking Service are remind you that on 12, Feb. 2005 our Account Review Team identified some unusual activity..."

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 ...


Online Customer x,

Banking Service are remind you that on 12, Feb. 2005 our Account Review Team identified some unusual activity in your online account. In accordance with SouthTrust Bank, NA's Client Agreement and to insure that your account has not been compromised, access to your account was limited. Your account access will remain limited until this issue has been decided. We advise you to log in and fulfil the steps necessary to give back your online access immediatelly. If your account access to stay limited for a long period of time may result in further restrictions on the use of your account and possible account closure.

Sign on to Online Banking Account

SouthTrust Bank, NA, is committed to maintaining a safe environment for our account holders. To protect the security of your a! ccess, employs some of the most advanced safety systems in the world and our anti-fraud groups regularly screen the Online Bank system for fraud activity.

Thank you for your attention to this question. Review Team apologize for any inconvenience.This is a safety procedure meant to help protect you and your online account.


SouthTrust Bank, NA, Customer Support

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