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RBC Impersonation Scammers Making The Rounds

12/06/07

  08:13:49 pm, by Nimble   , 213 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet, Spamming

RBC Impersonation Scammers Making The Rounds

Here's the text of the scam:

Royal Bank of Canada

Dear customer,

Due to the recent upgrade of our servers,
we have issued this warning message.

It has come to our attention that
some of our customers no longer
have access to their banking online.

So, we have urged that all our customers
should provide some information which would be sufficient
to proof their online banking accesses.

We urge you to click on the reference
below to verify your active online banking access:

http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/confirm?proof_active_membership=CONF_a2387h8jdi7098ild8 7501

Thank You.

Accounts Management As outlined in our User Agreement, Royal Bank of Canada will
periodically send you information about site changes and enhancements.

Visit our Privacy Policy and User Agreement if you have any questions.
http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/help/index.jhtml

Thunderbird flags this as an e-mail scam. Firefox flags the target http://monde-tech.com/feeds/RBC1/RBC.htm as a scam, and Internet Explorer 7 reports it as a known phishing site.

It took a while for the built-in scam-detection tools to arrive, but I am pleased that it has to help our large population that is not as tech-savvy.

Now, if only we had a way to attack phishers with mountains of bogus information...

2 comments

Comment from: Nimble [Member]  
Nimble

They’re at it again, and manage to spell “important” as “importanat". Scammers are at http://topsellings.com/products/toy/rbunxcgi.php this time. They have also added something to check the checksum of the bank card number this time, probably to cut down on the number of times random numbers plus expletives for passwords get entered into their systems.

Assholes.

12/10/07 @ 23:19
Comment from: Nimble [Member]  
Nimble

…and a third copy of the scam at http://notiz.biz/components/rbunxcgi.php

Just a quick aside on the contents of my e-mail in box as well. Wouldn’t one think that one “you’ve won 10 million dollars from the sweep stake zonal council” would be a lot more convincing than ten different ones in a short time span? :)

12/13/07 @ 03:02