U.S. Bank

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Inboxer Rebellion (U.S. Bank)
Phish Bait:   U.S. Bank customers.

Example:   [Collected on the Internet, 2004]  


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Dear USbank Cardmember,

As a customer of USbank, the security of your personal and account information is extremely important to us. By practicing good security habits, you can help us ensure that your private information is protected.
Our new security system will help you to avoid frequently fraud transactions and to keep your investments safe.
Due to technical update we recommend you to reactivate your account. By logging in, you acknowledge receipt of the Agreement and agree to reactivate your account.

We appreciate your business. It's truly our pleasure to serve you.

USbank Customer Care


This email is intended for USbank users only. Ignore it if has been arrived by mistake.


Card Number
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For your security, please remember to log out of Internet Banking when you finish your session.

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Origins:   This phishing scheme, which circulated in late June 2004, was certainly much more realistic than earlier attempts to scam U.S. Bank customers.

Nonetheless, it was a scam. Misled users who entered their ATM card numbers and PINs into this form ended up e-mailing that sensitive personal information to scammers operating servers under a domain (serverkompetenz.net) registered in Berlin.

U.S. Bank now includes an informative page about Email Fraud on their web site.

Additional information:

    US Bank Warns of E-Mail Scam   US Bank Warns of E-Mail Scam

Last updated:   30 June 2004

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