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Subject:  EV SSL certification Online Banking update
From:  Fifth Third <>
Date:  Mon, 10 Mar 2008 20:17:28 -0700

A Scam Email with the Subject "EV SSL certification Online Banking update" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 10 Mar 2008 20:17:28 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was Fifth Third <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Fifth Third Banking Member,

Due to the high number of fraud attempts and phishing scams, it has been decided to implement EV
SSL Certification on this Internet Banking website.

The use of EV SSL certification works with high security Web browsers to clearly identify whether
the site belongs to the company or is another site imitating that company's site.

It has been introduced to protect our clients against phishing and other online fraudulent activities.
Since most Internet related crimes rely on false identity, Fifth Third went through a rigorous validation
process that meets the Extended Validation guidelines.

Please update your personal account to the new EV SSL certification by Equal Housing Lender, All Rights Reserved

(Do not reply to this email. Fifth Third Bank retains the right to send you periodic updates on alerts and services).