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Alerts - September 18, 2004

by Donna Buenaventura / September 17, 2004 11:47 PM PDT

Anti-Phishing: Washington Mutual - 'Suspicious payment.Read now.'

Email title: Suspicious payment.Read now.
Scam target: Washington Mutual members
Email format: HTML e-mail
Sender: "Washington Mutual Bank"
Sender spoofed? Yes
Scam call to action: 'Our department recorded a payment request from Expedia - Online Travel Agency ( EXPEDIA.COM ) to enable the charge of $1.119,49 on your account. This amount is supposed to cover the cost of a 5 days reservation ( 21-26 September / 2004 ) at a Five Stars Hotel located in New Delhi / INDIA, under the name of GARY EDWARDS...If you didn't make this payment / reservation and would like to decline the $1.119,49 billing to your card, please follow the link below to deny the payment...'
Scam goal: Getting victim's credit/debit card information, Washington Mutual username/password
Call to action format: URL link
Visible link: h++p://www.e-insites.com/support/testing2.php
Called link : h++p: //
Phish website on:

This scam combines phishing with a clasic con-style scam. It states that a huge payment is pending from your account. It is of course, strange to you, but you can deny it immediately. Hice hook Happy Here is the message:

Screenshot: http://www.antiphishing.org/phishing_archive/09-17-04_Washington_Mutual_(Suspicious_payment.Read_now.)email.jpg

The sender is spoofed, and the link is masked so you can't see where it really points to.


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