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Old 12-30-04, 07:01 PM
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Look what I just got in my e-mail

This one made me jump for a second before I realized it was a scam.

Date:*Thu, 30 Dec 2004 08:46:24 -0500 (EST)
From:*"[email protected]" <[email protected]>
Subject:*Key Bank Customer Notification [Thu, 30 Dec 2004 09:14 AM +0300]

We recently reviewed your account, and suspect an fraudulent ATM *
transaction, procesed without autorization.

Therefore, as a preventative measure, we have temporarily*
limited access to your on-line banking access.
To restore your account access, please follow the* *
steps listed bellow.

1. Login to your Internet Banking account.*
In case you are not enrolled for Internet Banking, you will have
to use your Social Security Number as your User ID*
and the first 6 digits of Social Security Number as Password, then,*
fill in all the required information.

2. Review your recent account history for any unauthorized*
withdrawals or deposits, and check your account profile to*
make sure no changes have been made. If any unauthorized*
activity has taken place on your account, report this to KeyBank
staff immediately.

To get started, please click the link below:


Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter and thank you for using KeyBank!
* Key Bank, N.A. Member FDIC.* Equal Housing Lender
* Copyright ? 2004 KeyBank, N.A. All rights reserved*

Do not reply to this e-mail as it is an unmonitored alias

The link when pasted here takes me to one location while the link directly connected to my e-mail takes me here:


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Old 12-30-04, 07:04 PM
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You think they would use a spell checker....
Old 12-30-04, 09:12 PM
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Ah, poor spelling. The Akillies Heal of many potential scammers.
Old 12-30-04, 09:37 PM
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Tell me this isn't the first phishing scam email you have received.
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i think i got that exact e-mail (never opened it though). went straight to my deleted items
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I've gotten that and I've never heard of Key Bank. Some of these phishing scams are amusing. I'm surprised that people still fall for them.
Old 12-31-04, 12:01 PM
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I get a few of these every week from major banks that I don't have an account with. Some of them are so legit-looking, I can imagine that hundreds of people fall for it every day without suspecting a thing. A lot of people use the internet that aren't aware of such things, though it's pretty well-known for even semi-savvy users by now.

Then there's my mother-in-law, who is still trying to figure out how pictures appear in her AOL mail.

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