Phishing Example

My email spam filter caught this one, but I thought it was cute enough to post.  Note how it threatens to “suspend online access…”.  It is curiously timed, because Home Depot just notified its customers that in addition to credit card info stolen, email addresses were also stolen.  Their notification warned of potential phishing attacks (like this one).


Message Quarantine


“Wells Fargo” <>




Recent suspicious activity on your online account


Friday, Dec 05, 2014 09:06:31 AM EST

Dear Wells Fargo customer,

We have recently detected that a different computer user has attempted 
gaining access to your online account and multiple passwords were 
attempted with your user ID. It is necessary to re-confirm your 
account information and complete a profile update. You can do 
this by downloading the attached file and updating the necessary


Note: If this process is not completed within 24-48 hours we will be forced 
to suspend your account online access as it may have been used for 
fraudulent purposes. Completion of this update will avoid any possible
problems with your account.
Thank you for being a valued customer.

(C) 2014 Wells Fargo. All rights reserved.

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