Phishing Examples: Samples of Fake Emails Regarding PayPal, Chase, Visa, Etc.

Click on the links below to see actual examples of phishing emails, and how they work! If you receive an email similar to the ones below, DO NOT click on the link, and do not enter any information on the forms there. Phishing is a fake email or website that attempts to gather your personal information for identity theft or fraud. Phishing scams usually use "spoofed" websites that look very much like the real websites, but are fake.  "Spoofing" refers to making a fake copy.

  1. Abbey National Bank (UK)
  2. (2010 version)
  4. American Airlines ("Download your ticket")
  5. American Airlines ("You can download your ticket")
  6. American Express ("Personal Security Key")
  7. American Express ("Thanks for Updating Your Email Address")
  8. American Express ("Fraud Protection Alert")")
  9. AOL
  10. AT&T - ("Your Online Bill is ready")
  11. AT&T Wireless
  12. Bank of America
  13. Bank of America - version 2
  14. Ecard Email
  15. Charles Schwab & Co
  16. Chase
  17. Chase Online
  18. CitiBank
  19. The Co-operative Bank p.l.c
  20. Commerce Bank
  21. CSRA (CSRA Federeal Credit Union)
  22. Dade County Federal Credit Union
  23. Deutsche Post DHL
  24. DHL
  25. EDT Hosting
  26. Experian
  27. Express Mail Service
  28. FDIC and VeriSign, Inc.
  29. Federal Express / FedEx  ("Order Tracking")
  30. Fifth Third Bank
  32. German American Bank
  33. Halifax Bank Plc Email Scam
  34. InterSwitch Nigeria Limited Email Scam
  35. Monster Job Seeker Tool
  36. NAFCU - National Association of Federal Credit Unions
  37. National Credit Union Administration
  38. PayPal (several variations)
  39. Sooper Credit Union
  40. SunTrust Bank
  41. - (Your friend "Tagged" you)
  42. UPS - many examples
  43. US Airways
  44. Visa
  45. Wachovia Bank

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