It only took CIBC five days and one false conclusion to determine that an email from "firstname.lastname@example.org" and signed "C..I..B..C Online Services" was not real. See the incredible detective work below:
FW: C - I - B - C ALERT - Your E-Statement Balances email@example.com To: [Me] Friday, November 15, 2013 2:49 PM
Dear Sir or Madam,
Thank you for bringing this e-mail to my attention.
This is a legitimate e-mail from CIBC.
To view your recent eStatement, please follow the instructions below:
- Sign on to your Online Banking. - Select My Accounts. - Select View eStatements.
For more information, you may speak with our Online Banking department.
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Thank you for visiting www.cibc.com.
Francis Internet Communications Specialist
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From: [ME] Sent: 15 Nov 13 14:42:07 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: Subject: FW: C - I - B - C ALERT - Your E-Statement Balances
_______________________________________ From: C I B C - Services [email@example.com] Sent: Friday, November 15, 2013 1:10 To: [ME] Subject: C - I - B - C ALERT - Your E-Statement Balances
DEAR VALUED CUSTOMER,
Your most recent monthly statement is ready and is available for download (see attachement). The statement includes all C I B C transactions and your starting and ending balances.
We email you to let you know your account statement is ready. You can view or print a copy of your statement from the same page. kindly download the attached file to view your most recent statement.
For those of you who don't know, Eurovision is a decades-old, cheesy pop music competition among most European countries. Here are the most entertaining entries from the past few years (warning-- contains some awful music):
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It was definitely clean and orderly (and expensive) compared to the rest of Asia I saw! I loved Little India. And I think, clean + orderly compared to the rest of the world around there.