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Online Banking Review Report
17th February 2005

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Report Summary
Date Reported
17th February 2005
Apparent Sender
Return Address
SouthTrust Bank Review Account Support < >
Online Banking Review Report

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 "Login to Online Account". This looks secure but is NOT!

4. Real URL looks nothing like Southtrust.

5. Website traced to Korea.


"Dear Online Customer, SouthTrust Bank, is committed to maintaining a secure environment for our online clients."

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 Online Customer,

SouthTrust Bank, is committed to maintaining a secure environment for our online clients. To protect the confidence of your access, employs some of the most progressive security systems in the world and our anti-fraud groups regularly screen the Online Bank system for unusual activity.

In accordance with SouthTrust Bank, Member FDIC's Holder Agreement and to insure that your online account has not been compromised, internet access to your savings account was limited. Your account access will remain limited until this problem has been resolved. We are remind you that on February 12, 2005 our Banking Review Team identified some unusual activity in your Debit Card account. Allowing your account access to remain blocked for a long period of time may result in further restrictions on the use of your Debit Card account and possible account closure.Banking Support recommend you to sign on and perform the steps requisite to restore your account access immediatelly.
Login to Online Account

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. We apologize for any inconvenience.Please understand that this is a safety measure meant to help protect you and your bank account.

Have a nice day,

SouthTrust Bank, Online Banking Customer Service

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