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Carolina Trust Bank Phishing Scams

PLEASE NOTE: Carolina Trust Bank is not responsible for these e-mail scams. Organisations and individuals, pretending to be Carolina Trust Bank, initiate them. All trademarks and related logos are either trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners, or their licensors. Cyber Top Cops is in no way affiliated with Carolina Trust Bank. The "Received From" e-mail address mentioned for each e-mail on this page, is a spoofed e-mail address and is not the true origin of the scam e-mail.

Date: 20 March 2007
Received from "Carolina Trust Bank" <>
Subject: Reactivate your account now! / Suspended Account

Dear customer,

At Carolina Trust Bank, the highest interest to our members is the safekeeping
of confidential information you have entrusted to us and using it in a secure manner.
A fundamental element of safeguarding your confidential information is to provide protection
against unauthorized access or use of this information. We maintain physical, electronic
and procedural safeguards that comply with federal guidelines to guard your nonpublic
personal information against unauthorized access.

For security measures we suspended your account at Carolina Trust Bank.
We need you to confirm your identity by login to Internet Banking. As soon as our
database will be updated we need to make few important announcements to our members
so please update your contact information with no delay.

Click here to update your account information!

Our database will be instantly updated.

We are committed to the secure use and protection of member information on our website.
If you have any questions regarding our services, please check the website or call our member service.

Best Regards,
Carolina Trust Bank Online Department.

Click here to update your account information!

Our database will be instantly updated.

The fist line quoted above, looks just like a cheesy sales pitch. Since when is it so exciting to update your account details? The only excitement you will get is when you find out that you've been conned. If the database is updated instantaneously with the click of a link, then what is the purpose of the whole account update procedure? Against what are they confirming your details? People can minimise their chances of falling for such an obvious scam, by just reading the e-mail very carefully and using common sense. It has the word SCAM written all over it.

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