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October 26, 2006

Wachovia Bank

Here's a phishing attempt.

These sorts of emails are designed to get you to log into your account. But, instead of logging into your real ccount, as you think you are doing, you're logging into a fake site.

The criminals then get your log in details and can thus empty your account.

These come in many shapes and forms, from banks, credit card companies, even Yahoo and E Bay.
Of course, the emails are never really from those companies, but from the criminals.

They way to deal with them is to never, never, click through or log into your account from an email. Always open a new browser window and log into the page you know is the real one.

One other way to tell that it is a fraud, a phishing attempt, is that your real bank will address you by your name. The fake ones just say 'Dear Sir'.

Dear Customers,

WACHOVIA is constantly working towards the security of all of it's online banking users. To ensure the integrity of our online banking system, we periodically and randomly review accounts.

We require you to update your account information. Failure to update your account information could result in your account being placed into a restricted status. Restricted accounts continue to receive payments, but are limited in their ability to send or withdraw funds. Please update your Account information as soon as possible.

To prevent this restriction, we require that you login into your account and complete our verification process. Various information such as your account information will be used to verify your identity. All the information is securely encrypted ensuring that your information remains safe. To start account verification please follow the link below and fill in the all necessary information requested.

Once you have updated your account records, your Wachovia account service will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

To update your records click on the following link:

UPDATE

 

We offer you a new convenient and safe high-quality level of service to handle you ATM card.
Regards

Wachovia Bank, N.A. and its affiliates.

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