Look at this email I got... Fraud? Scam?

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by warrenn, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. warrenn

    warrenn Formula Junior

    Mar 12, 2004
    LA for now,NJ really
    Read the email below. This is really amazing. I called the number, put on hold, then someone answers. He says, SS # please. I'm like, what??, and he's like, what email are you responding to, I say some email regarding fail login, but none of my accts are frozen. He replies, ok, that's a fraud email, do NOT go to that website. I'm like ok. He's like forward it over to: I asked what # did I call, and he said it was the fraud division of all usa banks. What the F-- is going on. I"m not forwarding this email to anyone. they'll probably just collect my email info.

    Subject: You have exceeded maximum number of login attempts!
    Date: 7/22/2004 3:10:17 PM Pacific Standard Time
    Reply To:

    Dear Client,

    It has come to our attention that your account information needs to be
    updated due to frauds and spoof reports. If you could please take 1-5
    minutes out of your online experience and renew your records you will not
    run into any future problems with the online service.

    Our terms and conditions you agreed to state that your account must always
    be under your control or those you designate at all times. We have noticed
    some activity related to your account that indicates that other parties may
    have access and or control of your information in your account.

    Therefore to prevent unauthorized access to your U.S. Bank Internet Banking account,
    you are limited to five failed login attempts in a 24-hour period. You have exceeded
    this number of attempts.*

    Please follow the link below and renew your account information.

    Failure to update your records will result in further account limitations.
    This notification expires on July 20, 2004.

    Please be aware that we will have no other liability for your
    account or any transactions that may have occurred as a result of your
    failure to reactivate your account.

    *Your access to ATM machines and U.S. Bank 24-Hour Banking and Financial
    Sales has not been affected.

    We are very sorry for the inconvenience this might cause.

    F. Richardson
    U.S. Bank Fraud Liaison Center

    Please do not delete this section.

    U.S. Bank is a registered service mark of U.S. Bancorp
    U.S. Bank, N.A., U.S. Bank F.S.B., Memeber FDIC
    (c) 2004 U.S. Bank
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  3. LetsJet

    LetsJet F1 Veteran

    May 24, 2004
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    Think scam

    Always contact your bank with the number on your STATEMENT and tell them about this email.
  4. Bryan

    Bryan Formula 3


    1. No reputable financial institution will ask for that level of info via e-mail.

    2. You do not have to provide your SSN to anyone except the US Government or your employer.
  5. cohiba_man

    cohiba_man Formula Junior

    Jan 23, 2003
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    They used the word 'Spoof'...come on!
  6. bubba

    bubba Formula 3

    May 8, 2002
    Hong Kong
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    Definitely a scam. I've got lots of emails supposedly from well-known banks. HSBC, my bank, doesn't email me about my account. They either post the matter thru snail mail or call me.
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  8. warrenn

    warrenn Formula Junior

    Mar 12, 2004
    LA for now,NJ really
    yes but what makes this scam even more advanced than others is that it has a working phone # with a real person on the end of the line that says he's from the fraud division for US Banks. He then proceeds to try to collect your info. Wouldn't it be easy to trace this guy down with his 800 #. I would suggest you guys try calling it and see for yourself, pretty interesting. use *67 or something so he can't trace your number.
  9. RacerX_GTO

    RacerX_GTO F1 World Champ
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    Nov 2, 2003
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    Gabe V.
    I just so happen to bank with US Bank Corp too. You got a weak attempt at a scam, some of these guys have used a mirror website and online pop up where you enter info to get money out of your account. They got it down to the bank logos and everything.

    These guys are scammers, look at the email address; "" is not the real US Bank Corp domain, though many would not know this.

    see if you can get the IRS on their backs :D

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