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 Bank ("lmportant message about your account")
  18. Chase Online
  19. Chase Online version 2
  20. CitiBank
  21. The Co-operative Bank p.l.c
  22. Commerce Bank
  23. CSRA (CSRA Federeal Credit Union)
  24. Dade County Federal Credit Union
  25. Deutsche Post DHL
  26. DHL
  27. EDT Hosting
  28. Experian
  29. Express Mail Service
  30. FDIC and VeriSign, Inc.
  31. Federal Express / FedEx  ("Order Tracking")
  32. Fifth Third Bank
  34. German American Bank
  35. Halifax Bank Plc Email Scam
  36. InterSwitch Nigeria Limited Email Scam
  37. Monster Job Seeker Tool
  38. NAFCU - National Association of Federal Credit Unions
  39. National Credit Union Administration
  40. PayPal (several variations)
  41. Sam's Club
  42. Sooper Credit Union
  43. SunTrust Bank
  44. - (Your friend "Tagged" you)
  45. UPS - many examples
  46. US Airways
  47. Visa
  48. Wachovia Bank

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