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Joined: 11 Nov 2008
Location: in my invisible airplane
Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:07 pm
Wow! Received via e-mail less than ten minutes ago.
Needless to say, I do not live anywhere near Australia, nor do I have accounts in banks outside of my own country.
If they are to be believed < NOT >, The Commonwealth Bank of Australia seems to think that I
-- who could scarcely darn a sock at a time when I was a young person in an era where mothers like mine darned socks with holes-in-the-toes instead of just throwing them away
-- am now a theatrical clothing designer/ seamstress.
I know that this e-mail is fundamentally a "phishing" effort and that we normally don't deal with such here, but while any baiters are de-educating your lads,
I wonder if referring to "costumers" instead of "customers" might be at a minimum amusing, as well as serving as a red-flag for unsuspecting receivers of e-mail messages.
Dear costumer ,
For your security, we have temporarily prevented access to your account. We have reasons to believe that your access may have been accesed by someone else than you. You may be getting this message because you are signing on from a different location or device. . . .
Joined: 04 Apr 2006
Location: Leading my wolf pack
Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:08 pm
I live in Australia, but I don't bank with the Commonwealth bank, and still that scam fills my optusnet inboxes... in one account, seven in two days, with these formats:
Dear NetBank Customer:
Congratulations! Your Cashback Bonus in amount of $500,00 is ready to be redeemed!. Simply login to NetBank, 24/7 to redeem.
Please disregard this e-mail if you've already redeem your cashback bonus since the date this e-mail was sent.
We appreciate your prompt attention to this matter.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
SERVICE: Commonwealth Bank Online�
Dear Customer, with Maestro Card Number 560279XXXXXXXXXX ,
It has come to our attention that your Maestro Card account information needs to be updated
as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your personal records you will not run into any future problems with the online service.
However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension. Please update your records on or before June, 2009. EXPIRATION: June - 10 - 2009
Once you have updated your account records, your NetBank account session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.
� Commonwealth Bank of Australia 2009 ABN 48 123 123 124.
Note: We will be upgrading our yearly SSL EncryptedServer to prevent fraudulent activity.
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