Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Compromised Capital One Account

From: "Capital One" <>

This email with the subject "Compromised Capital One Account" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 11 Mar 2007 00:19:25 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Capital One" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Capital One valued customer,

During our regularly schedule account maintenance and verification we have detected a slight error in your billing information on file with Capital One.
This might be due to either following reasons:

- A recent change in your personal information (i.e. change of address)
- An inability to accurately verify your selected option of payment due an internal error within our processors.

We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in your Capital One account from a foreign IP address and we have reasons to believe that your account was hijacked by a third party without your authorization. If you recently accessed your account while traveling, the log in attempts may have initiated by you.

However if you are the rightful holder of the account, click on the link below and submit, as we try to verify your account.

The log in attempt was made from:

IP address:
ISP host:

If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to temporally suspend your account.
We ask that you allow at least 72hrs for the case to be investigated and we strongly recommend not making any changes to your account in that time.

* Please do not respond to this email as your reply will not be received.

Thank you for your patience as we work together to protect your account.


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