MidAmerica Bank Phishing Scams

Date: 4 September 2007
Received from "MidAmerica Bank Bank" <no_reply@MidAmerica Bankbank.com>
Subject: Security Notice

Security Notice

MidAmerica Bank knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. However we recently noticed that your account was accessed from several foregin IP addresess. Because information about our customers is an important part of our business we treated this matter as a possible fraudulent attempt to obtain your personal (sensitive) information. This has resulted in the suspension of your account untill your personal information can be verified . To begin the verification process please access your account immediately by following the secure link below:


      If the verification process is successful your account will be restored instantly.
  • Please Note: If your account information is not verified within the next 72 hours, we will assume this account has been compromised and will be permanently suspended. We apologize for this inconvenience, but the purpose of this verification is protect you.

"...but the purpose of this verification is protect you.". The purpose of this e-mail is actually to illustrate how stupid these scammers really are. Why on earth would you want to place a bullet in front of a single paragraph? The e-mail states that your account will be suspended until you verify your personal information. When someone breaks into your Internet banking account, he/she will probably take look at your personal information too, so what's the use of verifying something that might have also been compromised?