August 3, 2004

Bank fraud

Ok, most of you probably know this already, but if you get something like this in the mail, for goodness sake, DO NOT click on the link.

Dear U.S. Bank valued customer,

Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of the online banking community we have issued this warning message.

It has come to our attention that your account information needs to be updated due to inactive customers, fraud and spoof reports. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and renew your records you will not run into any future problems with the online service. However, failure to update your records may result in your account suspension. This notification expires on August 10, 2004.

Once you have updated your account records your internet banking service will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

Please follow the link below and renew your account information.

U.S. Bank Internet Banking

This piece came from (HELO ( which remarkably bears no resemblance to U.S. Bank. It costs $21.95 per month to get an account on winshop internet. Let's help them not even break even by NOT clicking on their email.

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