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This blog is not frequently updated because most case-by-case scam reports are now listed in subordinate blogs. At this point in time, most of my efforts are targeted at documenting employment scams in the Suckers Wanted blog.


Phish of the Day: St George Bank

This was received at the address which attracts the vast majority of my "scams targeted at Australians" junk, and it's fairly and squarely targeted at Australians. The body text is as follows.

Your Bill Payment from your Access Cheque Account to OPTUS LONG DISTANCE - 
OPTUS 1684 0032 dated 22/10/2005 for $953.44 was successfully processed. 

For more information regarding bill payments or transfers, 
please refer to your Past Internet Banking Payments/Transfers page, 
or contact the St.George Bank Internet Banking Help Desk. 

St.George Bank

Card/Access Number: 4239530000568075
Security Number: 1426
Internet Password: G5q71HRg

"St George Bank" and "Optus" are, as far as I'm aware, well-known entities in Australia. That's how phishing works, of course. I've never seen a genuine St George Bank payment processing notification, but I doubt that this one looks very authentic. I'm also pleased to report that the URL referenced in the spam is now 404, although it may have been active earlier.

The domain name "" was registered on 20-Oct-2005 11:37:09 -0000. The spam itself originated at ( on Sat, 22 Oct 2005 15:24:30 -0000.

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