On-line Banks Are the Targets of Phishing Activities

If you think that only the honest can survive, some “con artists” don’t think so. They aim at the on-line banks, but maybe they will feel disappointed if all the readers of China Business Watch have read this post Scambaiting Is Waiting for Scammers.
Here are two phishing letters I got in my inbox.
This phishing letter aims at Bank Of America

ONLINE BANKING INFORMATION UPGRADE
Thank you for banking online at bankofamerica.com . At Bank Of America, your security is our primary concern. And in order to guard against the recent spate of fraud and identity theft invovling online account holders, we have recently introduced additional security measures and upgraded our software to protect our online account holders.The security upgrade will be effective immediately and requires our customers to update their access and Sign in Protection activation. Please Upgrade Your Information For your security, you won't be able to gain access to your accounts until you've done this.(Do not reply to this email. Bank Of America retains the right to send you periodic updates on alerts and services).
Another phishing letter aims at Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC).
Good Day,This is a Management Placement on behalf of Mr. Kim Woo Choong.Mr. KimWooChoong is looking for an experienced business person/company that can profitably invest monies in excess of Fourty Nine Million US Dollars outsideChina. The sum will be paid from Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.Visit our bank website at http://www.icbcasia.com/eng/index.shtml Or request immediate information from:Mr. David HuangManaging Director and,Chief Executive Officer,Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (London) Limited36 King Street, London, EC2V 8BB, UKMost importantly, you will be required to:[1]. Act as the original beneficiary of the funds.[2]. Receive the funds into a business/private bank account.[3]. Invest/Manage the funds outside of China.Mr. Kim Woo Choong is willing to pay 10% for your role as the beneficiarypartner to the funds. Also, a subsequent 10% "Management Commission" will bepaid for your advised investment services.If you prefer to be re-contacted for more express information, please send usyour:[1] Full Names:[2] Contact address:[3] Direct Telephone No:Be advised to visit the following links to be better acquainted with Mr. KimWoo Choong's current profile and personality.http://www.cnn.com/2006/BUSINESS/05/30/skorea.daewoo/section=cnn_latthttp://www.atimes.com/atimes/Korea/HF01Dg03.htmlhttp://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=8637We expect your correspondence and our response will be swift.Please write backpromptly via this confidential email address {icbc.england@hotmail.com} forfurther information.Signed:Ms.Connie Lee,Company SecretaryIndustrial & Commercial Bank of China (London) Limitedhttp://www.bayou.com/ - 888-30-BAYOU - Internet and Data WAN Communications, VOIP, Web, Colocation, Network Deployment and Administration

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