An e-mail phishing scam was detected by First Financial Bank. It involves sending an e-mail to customers notifying them of "unauthorized activities and attacks on our network servers."
Please be advised the data maintained by First Financial Bank has not been compromised. This e-mail is a phishing attempt made by individuals attempting to steal personal information. The web site First-Online.com is also identifying this wave of e-mails as phishing attempts.
Below is a copy of the e-mail that you may receive:
>Subject: Validate Your First Financial Bank Account
>Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 00:07:44 +0100 (CET)
>Dear First Financial Online Banking customer,
>Due to the recent unauthorized activities and attacks
>on our network servers we believe that some of our data
>being stored on those servers have been compromised.
>For security reasons, you are asked to cooperate and
>give minimal effort to increase the security of all
>First Financial Online Banking customers and update
>your profile with logging to your online banking account
>and reviewing your recent account activities such as
>withdrawals and deposit. If you find any unauthorized
>activities, please inform First Financial Bank staff as
>soon as you can.
>Please click on the following link to start updating and
>If your refuse to cooperate and update your profile, you
>account will be temporarily unavailable until we update
>Thank you for your cooperation and for choosing us.
>(c) 2006 Online Resources Corporation
Remember, First Financial Bank employees will not ask you for your User ID or password. If you are unsure about an e-mail or a request you receive on the internet, please contact customer service at 940.327.5400 to verify the authenticity of the request.
Phishing scams are becoming more realistic and clever, so do not assume an authentic looking e-mail and web site is sufficient. Always be on guard and call us if you are unsure about a request. We will be happy to take your call.
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