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Posted: 10/23/2004 9:01:01 PM EDT
SO I get this in my e-mail box:

Dear SunTrust valued member,

On the date of 2th of October there was a login attemt from
a foreign IP address which resulted with your account
temporary suspension .

If you weren't accessing your account while travelling
you will have to immediately reactivate your account
and then change it's password to a harder to guess

Please click the link below to reactivate your account:


SunTrust Security Department

This notification expires on October 10, 2004.

Nice try, but...

-The 2th of October ?
-attemt ? WTF is that
-"change it's password to a harder to guess
one." Huh, ever take ENC1101 ? Professional Writin ? That is not proper.
-"This notification expires on October 10, 2004." Which is why I got this e-mail on the 23rd of Oct.
-and BTW, I don't have any accounts with SunTrust !

You have to be really stupid to fall for this sort of thing.

Link Posted: 10/23/2004 9:15:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 9:16:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 9:18:07 PM EDT
Have you called them?

The domain is valid. The link you provided tried to run as a executable under Firefox. I saved it to disk and took a look. Not a code monkey but nothing jumped out at me (and no, I'm NOT going to run it ).

I agree the text in the email looks REALLY suspect though. It would have set off all my alarms as well.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 9:19:34 PM EDT
I get those all the time, and I dont even have a suntrust account

hell I dont think there is even a suntrust branch here in Tucson at all.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 9:21:41 PM EDT
I got some kind of an email from the supposed SunTrust; and I'm in central Illinois.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 9:24:54 PM EDT
I get that email every couple of weeks. The link provided has a trojan downloader attached to sniff passwords. Sneaky bastards....
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 9:26:13 PM EDT
I replied to that e-mail and wound up in a tub full of ice sans one good kidney
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 9:27:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2004 9:27:38 PM EDT by TheRedHorseman]

Originally Posted By speedball:
I replied to that e-mail and wound up in a tub full of ice sans one good kidney

oh, I didnt realize you were an ARFCOM member

my bad dude
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 9:30:04 PM EDT
There was a story on World News Tonight on ABC on Thursday, I believe about these scams (phishing) and they mentioned SunTrust by name as one of the company names used by the scammers. Also the ebay one.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 9:32:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 9:38:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2004 9:40:22 PM EDT by LoginName]
Is this more Nigerian crap? Or is it too sophisicated for them? Sounds like a Russian or Eastern European scam to me.
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