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MidAmerica Bank Phishing Scams

PLEASE NOTE: MidAmerica Bank is not responsible for these e-mail scams. Organisations and individuals, pretending to be MidAmerica 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 MidAmerica 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: 4 September 2007
Received from "MidAmerica Bank Bank" <no_reply@MidAmerica>
Subject: Security Notice

Security Notice

MidAmerica Bank knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. However we recently noticed that your account was accessed from several foregin IP addresess. Because information about our customers is an important part of our business we treated this matter as a possible fraudulent attempt to obtain your personal (sensitive) information. This has resulted in the suspension of your account untill your personal information can be verified . To begin the verification process please access your account immediately by following the secure link below:

      If the verification process is successful your account will be restored instantly.
  • Please Note: If your account information is not verified within the next 72 hours, we will assume this account has been compromised and will be permanently suspended. We apologize for this inconvenience, but the purpose of this verification is protect you.

"...but the purpose of this verification is protect you.". The purpose of this e-mail is actually to illustrate how stupid these scammers really are. Why on earth would you want to place a bullet in front of a single paragraph? The e-mail states that your account will be suspended until you verify your personal information. When someone breaks into your Internet banking account, he/she will probably take look at your personal information too, so what's the use of verifying something that might have also been compromised?

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