Phishing carries on, but it seems to be attracting the dregs of the scamming world as well as its masters. Here’s one I just received which must be in line for Worst Phishing Scam Of The Year Award:
From: Branch Banking and Trust Company[SMTP:SERVICE@BBANDT.COM]
Subject: Online banking issue
Dear Branch Banking and Trust Company valued member,
Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of the online
banking community we have issued this warning message.
It has come to our attention that your account information needs
to be updated due to inactive members, frauds and spoof reports.
If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and
your records you will not run into any future problems with the online
However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension.
This notification expires on May 14, 2004.
Once you have updated your account records your internet banking
service will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.
Please follow the link below
and renew your account information.
Branch Banking and Trust Company Internet <http://126.96.36.199/www/b/>
Not exactly cutting edge. The To field even contained more than one recipient. Back to the drawing board, lads.