Huntington Bank Phishing Scam
This piece of spam was a single clickable image, a copy of which is shown below:
This is a kind of scam we call "phishing". The person who sent you this spam does NOT
work for Huntington Bank. And when you click on the link, you do NOT
go to the Huntington Bank website. You go to a website which has been designed to look
like the Huntington Bank website.
But it's not.
Once you get there, you'll be prompted to log in to your "user account" by entering your username and password.
For most of us, this scam isn't going to fool us, because we'll say "But I don't have
a Huntington Bank account!" And we'll dump the email.
But the poor people who do
have Huntington accounts...they'll think this is legit, and they'll enter their username and password. The moment they've done this, the scammer has access to their bank account!
"Phishing" is any kind of scam which is designed to get personal information such as usernames, passwords, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, social security numbers, or other information from you. These kinds of scams are very
common!A Helpful Hint
If you get an email from a company you do business with, you should not assume it's really from them. It may be a scammer trying to trick you into giving up information. Consequently, never click the web links in the email; instead, manually type the website address, so you know
you are going to the right place.