This email with the subject "VISA Bank Account is fraudulent and it will be suspended" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 18 May 2006 05:26:07 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "security@VISA.com" <security@VISA.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear VISA Credit Card Owner ,
VISA is devoted to keeping a safe environment for its community of consumers and producers. To guarantee the safety of your account, VISA deploys some of the most advanced security measures in the world and our anti-fraud units regularly screen the VISA database for suspicious activity.
We recently have discovered that multiple computers have attempted to log into your VISA. Online Banking account, and multiple password failures were presented before the logons. We now require you to re-validate your account information to us. If this is not completed by May 20, 2006, we will be forced to suspend your account indefinitely, as it may have been used for fraudulent purposes. We thank you for your cooperation in this manner.
In order to confirm your Online Bank records, we may require some specific information from you.
Please Click Here or on the link below to verify your account
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please understand that this is a security measure meant to help protect you and your account.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to temporary suspend your account.
VISA Security Team