Phishing - The Dade County Federal Credit Union Email Scam
Redirects to spoofed (Fake) website: http://jules.yp-connect.net/~sam/server.htm
You may have received an email like the one below that looks very authentic,
like it came from Dade County Federal Credit Union. This email was not sent by Dade County Federal Credit Union;
the Credit Union is a victim as well. If you receive
an email similar to the one below, DO NOT click on the link, and do not enter
any information on the forms there. The credit union is aware of the scam, and
has posted a note on their website. They ask that you forward any of these
emails to them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The website that the link leads to is a spoof; a fake website, not created by
Dade County Federal Credit Union. It goes to http://jules.yp-connect.net/~sam/server.htm, not Dade County Federal Credit Union! When you enter the information they ask for, you will simply be
handing the thieves the keys to your bank accounts. That is how spoofing
and phishing works.
Remember, no reputable business would send you
an email requesting your personal account information. Any such email you
receive asking for this information should be considered phony and brought to
the attention of the business being 'phished'.
Anytime you need to go to a website for your bank, credit card companies or
other personal, financial or confidential information; do not follow a link in
an email; just type their address in your browser directly (such as
Below are actual phishing emails that started circulating in early 2008.
We have put a warning over the links to the phisher's website. Note that the
images look authentic because the scammer hot-linked them straight from the real
bank's website; but if you were to click on the link to logon, that would take
you to "http://jules.yp-connect.net/~sam/server.htm" instead of the bank
Dade County FCU [mailto: email@example.com
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 4:45 PM
Subject: Attention Dade County FCU Online Customer.
Attention Dade County FCU Online Client:
You have received this email because we have strong reason to
believe that your Dade County FCU account had been recently
compromised. In order to prevent any fraudulent activity from
occurring we are required to open an investigation into this matter.
If your account informations are not updated within the next 72
hours, then we will assume this account is fraudulent and will be
suspended. We apologize for this inconvenience, but the purpose of
this verification is to ensure that your Dade County FCU account has
not been fraudulently used and to combat fraud.
Please login into your Dade County FCU Online account and complete
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you and
we would like to thank you for your cooperation as we review this
Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and
you will not receive a response. For assistance,
to your Dade County FCU account and choose the Help link located in
the top right corner of any Dade County FCU page.
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