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Diana Prince
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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. . . .

Thank you for helping us protect your account.

© Commonwealth Bank of Australia 2009 ABN 48 123 123 124

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:20 am Reply with quoteBack to top

you won't need the 'magic lasso of truth' to know that this 'bank' is lying Smile

i love it when lads spelling or grammar makes it so obvious it's a scam

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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.

Thank you
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.

� Click here on link below:

� Commonwealth Bank of Australia 2009 ABN 48 123 123 124.

Note: We will be upgrading our yearly SSL EncryptedServer to prevent fraudulent activity.
Reference ID:

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