Defending The Net

Recent Spoofed E-mail & Phishing Scams

Below you will find just a few examples of some of the most recent E-mail Spoof's & Phishing Scams circulating the Internet right now (2005). If you come across an e-mail similar to these, and they appear to be from your service provider, banking, or credit company, please notify them directly. Do not, under any circumstances, reply to these e-mails. Otherwise, you may find yourself engaged in dialogue with a thief and the target of a social engineering attack.


WAMU - Spoofed e-mail that links to a spoofed website.  The victim is asked to provide private information. This information is captured and forwarded to a third party.

Washington Mutual: Notifications

We are glad to inform you, that our bank is switching to new transactions security standards. Our ATM services utilize advanced security technology to protect your personal financial information. This security update will be effective immediately and requires our customers to update their ATM card information.

Please visit Washington Mutual Online Banking page or click below:

Washington Mutual Online Banking

Thank you for choosing Washington Mutual

AOL - Spoofed e-mail that links to a spoofed website.  The victim is asked to provide private information. This information is captured and forwarded to a third party.

Dear valued AOL member,
It has come to our attention that your billing information's are out of order. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your personal records so you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

 

However, any failure in updating your records will result an account suspension. Please update your records before the 30th January 2005.

Once you have updated your account records your AOL session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal . Failure to update will result in cancellation of service, Terms of Service (TOS) violations or future problems.
To update your AOL records Click here .
http://billing.aol.com .

Sincerely,
AOL Security Department Assistant,
Richard John

eBay - Spoofed e-mail in HTML format that links to a spoofed website.  The victim is asked to provide private information. This information is captured and forwarded to a third party.