CRIME Washington Mutual fishing mail

From: Gavin Redshaw (gavin@private)
Date: Mon Jan 17 2005 - 11:58:04 PST

I know fishing mails are old news, but one of my coworkers just received
this one which is remarkable by how well worded it is and the lack of
spelling errors (at least until the last but one sentence).

Someone at Washington Mutual may want to look into it...

Gavin Redshaw
VP Technology
Infinity Softworks, Inc.
Tel: (503) 690-3134 x223

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Body of mail follows:


Dear Washington Mutual Bank customer,

Washington Mutual Bank is committed to maintaining a safe environment for
its community of buyers and sellers. To protect the security of your
account, Washington Mutual Bank employs some of the most advanced security
systems in the world and our anti-fraud teams regularly screen the
Washington Mutual Bank system for unusual activity.

We recently have determined that different computers have logged onto your
Washington Mutual Bank Online Banking account, and multiple password
failures were present before the logons. We now need you to re-confirm your
account information to us. If this is not completed by Jan 21, 2005, we will
be forced to suspend your account indefinitely, as it may have been used for
fraudulent purposes. We thank you for your cooperation in this manner.

In order to confirm your Online Bank records, we may require some specific
information from you.
Click here to verify your account

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please understand that
this is a security measure meant to help protect you and your account.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choise but to temporaly
suspend your account.

Thank you for using Washington Mutual Bank!

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