It only took CIBC five days and one false conclusion to determine that an email from "email@example.com" 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
You may call CIBC Online Banking at 1-888-872-2422. If you don't have a Telephone Banking password, at the start of your call press 0 to be connected to a representative. Assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you're calling from abroad, the number is 1-902-420-2422.
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: email@example.com Cc: Subject: FW: C - I - B - C ALERT - Your E-Statement Balances
_______________________________________ From: C I B C - Services [firstname.lastname@example.org] 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.
2011 was my 6th year attending the Northern Voice personal media conference. I took the opportunity this time to play around more with my DSLR camera. I got to talking with photographer John Biehler about shooting using a fisheye lens, and he was kind enough to lend me his for the second day of the conference.
Fisheye is such a different perspective, it took me some time to get a feel for what it works well on. Here are a few of my favorite fisheye shots from the day (click to enlarge):
I've been staying up late nights this week captivated by the computer game Aquaria. It's a thoroughly enjoyable underwater adventure game, with an immersive world of different environments, delightful art, fitting musics, and a fun storyline. It reminded me of classic Zelda games in many respects, with its own unique aspects.
Highly recommended, it's available to download for Mac and PC (and maybe Linux).