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Phishing Scam Fail!

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by Andrew

Got An Email Tonight From “Standard Bank” and I expected a fully graphical scam phishing email, but instead I got this – the HTML code of that graphical email instead. I think they must have accidentally set it to plain text instead of HTML. Here’s a copy of the message below. (Please Do Not Visit The Links In This Post, They’re Phishing Links)

MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/html
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
Message-Id: <>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 14:30:09 +0200 (CEST)
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 27 Aug 2010 12:31:54.0805 (UTC) FILETIME=[D5436E50:01CB45E3]


border=0>” width=205
size=2>Dear Customer:

class=style2>Your trust in us is our most valuable asset. This is why your security and that of your personal information are priorities, be it while using our services via the Internet or at an automated teller machine (ATM)

We added an extra layer of security to protect you from Identity theft and Online transfer not initiated by you. So that your Online banking will be  fully protected against fraud and Identity theft
Kindly Update Your Account For Extra Security”>

> size=2>

Standard Bank
Customer Care


So yea – effective phishing mail – NOT!

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