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 325-627-7200 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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