How lame can these spammers / scam artists GET?

Brutuskend

Lifer
Apr 2, 2001
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Dear SouthTrust customer,

Fraudulent activity has been registered on your account. Click here to prove your identity.

Once you have confirmed your account records you will be able to continue using your SouthTrust Internet Banking account.

Copyright © 2005 SouthTrust. All Rights Reserved
SouthTrust Bank, Member FDIC.


I have never even HEARD of SouthTrust Internet Banking :roll:
 

artikk

Diamond Member
Dec 24, 2004
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Originally posted by: Brutuskend
Dear SouthTrust customer,

Fraudulent activity has been registered on your account. Click here to prove your identity.

Once you have confirmed your account records you will be able to continue using your SouthTrust Internet Banking account.

Copyright © 2005 SouthTrust. All Rights Reserved
SouthTrust Bank, Member FDIC.


I have never even HEARD of SouthTrust Internet Banking :roll:

Did you google for the name of the bank? I did.. Here's what I found.
 

Svnla

Lifer
Nov 10, 2003
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SunTrust is a fairly large bank in the South, especially in Florida.

I am using AmSouth, another good size bank in the South.
 

Rallispec

Lifer
Jul 26, 2001
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Originally posted by: Svnla
SunTrust is a fairly large bank in the South, especially in Florida.

I am using AmSouth, another good size bank in the South.

suntrust != southtrust

i've only ever seen southtrust's in Atlanta.. althought i'm sure their are more of them than what i've seen.
 

sniperruff

Lifer
Apr 17, 2002
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Originally posted by: Brutuskend
The point is, I DON'T bank with them, never have...

i got one that says citibank when i didn't have a citibank account. it's just random spam.
 

Rallispec

Lifer
Jul 26, 2001
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Originally posted by: Brutuskend
The point is, I DON'T bank with them, never have...

but - chances are they sent that email out to 100,000+ people, and if 1% of them has used southtrust, that is still 1,000 people. And if 1% of them are stupid enough to fall for it, thats 10 people.

10 people's account info by taking 1 minute to send out an email. Sounds like a smart idea if you ask me.
 

moshquerade

No Lifer
Nov 1, 2001
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Originally posted by: Brutuskend
Dear SouthTrust customer,

Fraudulent activity has been registered on your account. Click here to prove your identity.

Once you have confirmed your account records you will be able to continue using your SouthTrust Internet Banking account.

Copyright © 2005 SouthTrust. All Rights Reserved
SouthTrust Bank, Member FDIC.


I have never even HEARD of SouthTrust Internet Banking :roll:
i've gotten the same email a few times :roll:

bastages

 

MacBaine

Banned
Aug 23, 2001
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Originally posted by: Rallispec
Originally posted by: Brutuskend
The point is, I DON'T bank with them, never have...

but - chances are they sent that email out to 100,000+ people, and if 1% of them has used southtrust, that is still 1,000 people. And if 1% of them are stupid enough to fall for it, thats 10 people.

10 people's account info by taking 1 minute to send out an email. Sounds like a smart idea if you ask me.

brb
 

Svnla

Lifer
Nov 10, 2003
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Originally posted by: Rallispec
Originally posted by: Svnla
SunTrust is a fairly large bank in the South, especially in Florida.

I am using AmSouth, another good size bank in the South.

suntrust != southtrust

i've only ever seen southtrust's in Atlanta.. althought i'm sure their are more of them than what i've seen.

Straight from SunTrust very own website:

The company operates an extensive distribution network primarily in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and the District of Columbia, and also serves customers in selected markets nationally.


Read my previous post again.
 

Colt45

Lifer
Apr 18, 2001
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SPAM doesn't always hit the target. That is the beauty of it, in a spammers eyes - if you send out a billion e-mails, some will know what your advertizing and fewer will fall for it.

i.e. I get spam for tittie pills, viagra, DISCOUNT SOFTWARE(z) [I really get a kick out of this one. SELLING warez. how low can you go]; etc. None of which even intre

ah fvck it, ill quit rambling
 

preslove

Lifer
Sep 10, 2003
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I bank with Sun Trust and got a fake Sun trust spam, asking for my online login account info. The funny thing was, I clicked on the link for the hell of it, and it took me to an IP address url. Spam like that makes me grateful that my mom is computer illiterate. If she could use email, I could see her falling for a link like that.
 

Rallispec

Lifer
Jul 26, 2001
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Originally posted by: Svnla
Originally posted by: Rallispec
Originally posted by: Svnla
SunTrust is a fairly large bank in the South, especially in Florida.

I am using AmSouth, another good size bank in the South.

suntrust != southtrust

i've only ever seen southtrust's in Atlanta.. althought i'm sure their are more of them than what i've seen.

Straight from SunTrust very own website:

The company operates an extensive distribution network primarily in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and the District of Columbia, and also serves customers in selected markets nationally.


Read my previous post again.

Yes i know their are SUNTRUSTS everywhere.. (thats my bank).. however the OP was referring to a bank called SOUTHTRUST. I was just pointing that out to you in case you had misread the original post. A southtrust bank and a suntrust bank are not the same thing. I've only seen a southtrust bank in Atlanta on a business trip.