Fact Check

U.S. Bank

Published Dec. 31, 2004


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

Phish Bait:   U.S. Bank customers.

Example:   [Collected on the Internet, 2004]

Personal   |   Business   |   Institution / Government   |   About U.S. Bancorp  |   U.S. Bank en español     
US Bancorp

Customer ServiceContact UsLocationsApply NowSearch Go

...U.S. Bank Home > Privacy

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

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


Card Number
Password (ATM
Forgot your password or need help? Get login
Select Your

For your security, please remember to log
out of Internet Banking when you finish your

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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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