Please poke out one of my eyes and take me to wherever the blind people live, I think that I would make a good king. I know that wherever I ruled, the word phishing would be spelled only with the letter F and whoever stole my money from Sterling Savings Bank would be put to death. The worst part is that I had saved all my recycled cans/bottles money in the local Sterling bank.
It was a typical Thursday morning today when I received my regular email and started going through it one message at a time. Of course, as a diligent email user I know the importance of using email for all forms of communication and that when I receive something in email, it’s meant to be acted upon. So when Ireceived my Sterling Savings Bank email, I realized that I needed to update my information immediately, as the email told me to.
Here’s the brilliant writing:
STERLING SAVINGS BANK
As a Sterling Savings Bank customer, your privacy and security is a primary task for us. We have been dedicated to customer safety and protection and our mission remains as strong as ever.
We inform you that your Net Banking account is about to expire. It is strongly recommended to update it immediately. Update form is located here:
However, failure to confirm your records may result in account suspension.
This is an automated message. Please do not reply.
Sincerely, Sterling Savings Bank Administration
¿ 2008 Sterling Savings Bank. All Rights Reserved. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.”
The text of the email seemed pretty important, and since it warned me that my account might be suspended, I figured I had to act quickly.
Now I’m use to seeing a login screen for my Sterling Saving Bank account but the one I was presented with looked a little different.
Unfortunately the site was taken down, so even if you wanted to go to it and give them your information, the site doesn’t have any functioning parts let to it.
Thankfully there will be another phishing site coming up soon, as they are being created at a faster rate than they are being taken down.