Reader Mark H. shares the following information about a phishing scam he received:
Below you’ll find an email that was mailed to me that appears to be a con. I don’t have anything, not that I know of anyway, with Associated Card Online. Since I don’t recognize this service as being one of mine, I didn’t access the url that they provided. Could you check this out and let your readers know if this is indeed a con job. Thanks for your help.
—– Original Message —–
From: Associated Card Online Customer Service
To: [Mark’s email address]
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 3:26 PM
Subject: Customer Alerting Service: limited
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Banking Service are remind you that on April 26, 2005 our Online Review Team identified some unusual activity in your online account In accordance with Associated Bank’s Agreement and to guarantee that your online account hasn’t been compromised, access to your savings account was limited. Your online access will remain blocked until this question has been resolved. Online Support recommend you to log in and perform the steps necessary to give back your account access immediatelly. If your account access to stay blocked for a long period of time may effect in further limitations on the use of your account and possible account closure.
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To protect the confidence of your online access, employs some of the most advanced online safety systems in the world and our anti-fraud groups hourly screen the Online Bank system for fraud activity.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this question. Customer Support apologize for any inconvenience.Please understand that this is a safety procedure meant to help protect you and your bank account.
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