RegionsNet Online Banking Phishing Scams

Date: 7 February 2007
Received from "Regions Inc." <account@Regions.com>
Subject: Confirm your Regions account

RegionsNet Online Banking Logo

Dear RegionsNet Online Banking Member,

It has come to our attention that your Regions Bank Account Maintenance tax of USD 0.95 are now overdue. These fees result from using related services: Account Alerts, Online Banking, Online Statements, Reorder Checks, Stop Payment.

To prevent any disruption in your ability to use your account, please pay your Regions Bank fees by following these steps:

1. Log in immediately using the link https://secure.regionsnet.com/EBanking/logon/user?a=defaultAffiliate
2. Complete the mandatory fields.
3. Done.

Please update your payment information. We apologize for the inconvenience. At Regions, we are committed to safeguarding your personal information, whether it is in a branch or on one of our Web sites.

Sincerely,
Regions Bank Customer Care









Who on earth will take something like this seriously? No company will take such drastic steps for an overdue fee of $0.95. The costs involved in creating an e-mail like this and sending it off to a client is already more than $0.95.

These RegionsNet Online Banking phishing scam e-mails are also sometimes sent from a spoofed PayPal e-mail account ("PayPal Inc." <account@PayPal.com>) with the subject line: Confirm your PayPal account. Looks like the phishing scammers have so many phishing scam e-mails to manage that they are starting to confuse PayPal Phishing Scams with RegionsNet Online Banking Phishing Scams.