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Union Planters Bank Phisher Scam

Summary:
Email requests customers of the Union Planters Bank to visit a website and supply information.



Status:
False

Examples:(Submitted, February, 2005)
Dear Customer 40417,

In accordance with Union Planters Bank, Member FDIC's Consumer Agreement and to insure that your online account hasn't been compromised, internet access to your account was blocked. Your online access will remain blocked until this question has been resolved. Banking Support are remind you that on February 07, 2007 our Banking Review Team identified some uncommon activity in your Debit Card account. Banking Support recommend you to log in and perform the steps necessary to return your account access as soon as possible. If your online access to stay limited for a long period of time may effect in further limitations on the use of your bank account and possible account closure.

Sign on to Online Account

To protect the safety of your account access, employs some of the most advanced security online systems in the world and our anti-fraud teams regularly scan the Bank system for fraud activity.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Review Team apologize for any inconvenience.Please understand that this is a security measure meant to help protect you and your Debit Card account.

Sincerely,

union Planters, Online Banking Support



Online Customer ID-53810,

To protect the security of your online access, employs some of the most leading safety online systems in the world and our anti-fraud teams hourly screen the Online Bank system for fraud activity.

Banking Support are remind you that on February 07, 2007 our Online Review Team identified some uncommon activity in your Debit Card account. In accordance with Union Planters Bank, Member FDIC's User Agreement and to ensure that your online account has not been compromised, internet access to checking your account was limited. Your online access will remain limited until this issue has been resolved. Online Support encourage you to log in and perform the steps requisite to return your online access immediatelly. If your online access to remain blocked for an extended period of time may effect in further restrictions on the use of your account and possible account closure.Log In to Online Banking

Thank you for your attention to this matter. We apologize for any inconvenience.Please understand that this is a safety measure meant to help protect you and your Debit Card account.

Have a nice day,

union Planters, Customer Support


Subject: Online Customer Support Message

Account Customer,

Union Planters, NAis committed to supporting a secure environment for our account customers. To protect the safety of your access, employs some of the most progressive safety systems in the world and our anti-fraud groups regularly scan the Online Bank system for fraud activity.

In accordance with Union Planters Financial Corp.'s Consumer Agreement and to insure that your account hasn't been compromised, internet access to your account was blocked. Your online access will remain limited until this issue has been decided. Online Service are remind you that on 07, February 2007 our Banking Review Team identified some uncommon activity in your Debit Card account. Allowing your online access to stay limited for an extended period of time may effect in further limitations on the use of your bank account and possible account closure.We advise you to log in and perform the steps necessary to restore your account access as soon as possible. Sign on to Banking Account

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Review Team apologize for any inconvenience.Please understand that this is a security procedure meant to help protect you and your Debit Card account.

Have a nice day,

Union Planters Bank, Account Service




Commentary:
The emails shown above are typical examples of the phisher scam emails that are currently targeted the Union Planters Bank. There may be a number of variations of these fraudulent emails being distributed. The emails ask recipients to log in to their accounts via a link provided and supply sensitive personal information. The links lead to fake websites designed to closely resemble the real Union Planters website. Information, such as account details and passwords that are submitted on these fake websites will be sent directly to the scammers.

Union Planters, or other legitimate institutions, will never contact customers via email to ask them to supply sensitive information via a web page. Be wary of any unsolicited email that asks you to provide sensitive personal information such as banking details.

Union Planters has information about these phisher scams on its website:

Write-up by Brett M.Christensen