This is the title of an email that I received early this morning. At first I thought “This is strange, I do not have an account at First United Bank & Trust!”. However I then realized that there may have been a time when I was in the United States and decided to open an account at First United. The sender of the email was security, but then again don’t all banks send emails from domains clearly not associated with them? I would like you to look at what was contained in the body of the email message.
Dear First United Bank & Trust Member,
Your account has been randomly flagged in our system as a part of our routine security measures. This is a must to ensure that only you have access and use of your First United Bank & Trust Credit Card ( Debit ) account . We require all flagged accounts to verify their information on file with us. To verify your information at this time, please visit our secure server webform by clicking the link below:
If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to temporarily suspend your account.
Thank you for your patience as we work together to protect your account.
Thank you for using First United Bank & Trust.
First United Bank & Trust Customer Service
For some reason they do not know my name and their website is coming from a folder out of an icons folder on someones web server. At this point I figured something was up! I recommend that you visit this URL. If your browser does not warn you that this website is known for phishing (tricking someone into giving confidential information) then I urge you to upgrade to the most recent Firefox or even IE7, but then again most you probably are not dumb enough to fall for this sort of thing.
What did I learn from this fiasco? I learned that in America-land banks offer a free BBQ accessory set when you open an account.
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