It’s not often that spammers impress us, but whomever is behind the latest NetSpend Phishing fraud has really rung the bell for quality in an email fraud.
A typical email arrives with:
Subject: Your NetSpend Account Changes (#39)
From: NetSpend <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The body of the message is short and simple, and goes the extra step of including your name (or email login) in the introductory line:
You did not provide complete information about yourself
Please note that some of your personal information is either missing or incorrect.
To see error details, Log On to your NetSpend Online Banking account:
NetSpend Customer Service
PO Box 2136
Austin, TX 78768-2136
While the Phishing email itself isn’t too elaborate, they’ve checked their spelling and grammar and also presented a convincing hyperlink to follow.
Where the pride of workmanship really comes through is in the Phishing site itself. You see, you really aren’t going to go to www.NetSpend.com but instead one of many Phishing sites at addresses such as:
Because they’ll eventually be taken down, we’ve captured a screen shot of these absolutely perfect replicas of the actual NetSpend web site:
While they’re simply looking to steal your identity, they clearly pay attention to detail and care about their work. And, with this masterful effort, whomever they are, you can rest assured that they’re going to snare more than a net full of victims willing to provide their username and password to this Phishing campaign.
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