Capital One Phishing Scams
Date: 5 September 2007
Received from "Capital One" <email@example.com>
Subject: One New Message From Capital One
Dear Capital One Cardholder ,
This is your official notification from Capital One . Your online has expired.
If you want to continue using our service you have to renew your online. If not, your
online will be limited and deleted.
To continue click here and complete the renew form with your current
Capital One Online Banking Support
This e-mail can easily be nominated for the most cheesiest and dumbest e-mail award. Here is the list of hilarious mistakes made by these scammers:
- Capital One sending e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org? We don't think so.
- "One New Message...". Have you ever seen banks sending more than one messages in a single e-mail? Perhaps the scammers tried to be poetic with the word "One".
- "Your online has expired", "...you have to renew your online", "...your online will be limited and deleted". Your online what? By the way, why limit something and then delete it, why not delete it right away?
Receiving e-mails like this is like receiving your cup of comedy for the day.