The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Generic o

Subject:  Westpac Online Banking Update
From:  Westpac Online Banking <>
Date:  Fri, 09 Nov 2007 03:32:21 -0800

A Scam Email with the Subject "Westpac Online Banking Update" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 09 Nov 2007 03:32:21 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was Westpac Online Banking <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Customer,

During our regularly scheduled account maintenance and verification procedures, we have detected a slight error in your billing information.
This might be due to either of the following reasons:

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

Please update and verify your information by checking the link below:

We are requesting this information to verify and protect your identity. This is in order
to prevent the use of the Australian banking system in illegal activity.

Please do not "Reply" to this Alert.

At Westpac Bank we are always ready to help you. If you need account assistance, product information or answers to financial questions we are here for you. Send us an email, call or write us. You may also try our online help files.

Email us at:,

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