Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

PHISH: Oregon Community Credit Union - Account Limitation Notification

Typical phish, remember a phish can also be a link to viruses and malware,
so they can serve dual danger. If you did or do have an account at Oregon
Community Credit and you received something like this, then you just go to
your bank website directly, never click on a link. Log in at the bank
website and if there is a problem they would let you know right there.
Avoid phishing!

Oh and by the way, this is a lousy attempt at a phish, bad quality email,
could you even imaging a bank sending out such garbage.

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2008 4:44 PM
Subject: Oregon Community Credit Union - Account Limitation Notification
Importance: High

Dear Oregon Community Credit Union account holder,

Oregon Community Credit Union is constantly working to ensure
security by regularly screening the accounts in our system.
We have recently screened your account and encountered a problem. Until we
can collect secure information, your
access to sensitive account features will be limited. We would like to
restore your access as soon as
possible, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Why is my account access limited?

Your account access has been limited for the following reason(s):

Billing failure and security issue.Because of an unusual number of invalid
login attempts on your account, we believe that your account might have been
frauded or compromised. We understand that having limited access can be an
inconvenience, but protecting your account is our primary concern.

To securely update your personal information please follow the link bellow:

<link removed to prevent fraud>

Note: If you received this message in you spam/bulk folder, that is because
of the restrictions implemented by your Internet Service Provider. We are
sorry for that inconvenience.

C2008 Oregon Community Credit Union

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