This email with the subject "Activate today your MasterCard SecureCode!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 03 Jul 2006 01:45:34 -0700 and has been classified as a Phishing, ID Theft Scam.
The sender was "MasterCard" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear MasterCard Member,
For the User Agreement, Section 9, Mastercard
may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or
terminate your Credit Card and refuse to provide our services to you if we
believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you,
our users or us.
Our terms and conditions you agreed to state that your service must always be under your control or those you designate all times.
We have noticed some unusual activity related to your service that indicates that other parties may have access and or control of your VISA Credit Card.
To be able to use your credit card online you must create a SecureCode. MasterCard SecureCode enhances your current MasterCard account with a secret code to protect against unauthorized use of your card when you shop at participating merchants.
To restore your Credit Card status click the link below and insert your personal SecureCode: X35F43
Mastercard Security Team
Homepage : http://www.mastercard.com