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It's Christmas time DInet'rs. I just found this site and watched some of the vieos. Very very informative about phishing schemes and identity theft. I urge you to watch some videos specaily the newest one. The forum these scammers are using to sell peoples personal info is just like the one we use everyday to help each other out!

There is GREAT INFO in the videos. Please I don't wanna see any of you guys/girls fooled by these scumbags.

I started looking for this since in the past 2 days I've gotten 3 spoof emails. one for ebay, and two for paypal. I already new what to do about the spoofs so I didn't get fooled. I forwarded the emails to the corresponding sites that the scumbag was trying to claim to be a part of.

http://identitytheftsecrets.com/identitytheftsecrets/videos/
 

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I jut received an email from suppodedly Netzero, my internet provider asking people to place a bid in ebay to elp the ronal Mc donal cherity or something but it really sounds cheese to me he is the mail.

" NetZero Voice is auctioning off 10 "Long Distance for Life" accounts on eBay and donating 100% of the proceeds to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

The winners of the auction get NetZero Voice Unlimited which includes unlimited domestic long distance PLUS up to $200.00 of international calling per month FREE FOR LIFE (over $2,500.00/year value).

Go to eBay and search for "NetZero Voice" to bid on the "FREE Long Distance for LIFE" auction! Hurry, the auction ends Sunday, December 18, 2005 at 8:00 AM PST. http://www.ebay.com

THERE ARE ONLY 10 ACCOUNTS BEING AUCTIONED OFF - SO GO TO EBAY NOW TO BID!
http://www.ebay.com

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If you would like to unsubscribe to future emails about similar products and services from NetZero Voice, simply send a blank email to
[email protected] from the address you would like to unsubscribe.

United Online Communications, Inc. A United Online Company, PO Box 397, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-0397"




Does this sound cheese? i mean its leading you to ebay; another site that can take your info right? Enen NetZero has sent emails that said to wath out for what they call spooling or something. should i report this to them?
 

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I would report them to both ebay and netzero. Ebay will get back to you with in 2 days. as for net zero I've never delt with their spoof team.
 

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Well I got another phishing email today. This one is for Amazon.com. This post is a little long, but I wanted to show you guys some things that Amazon tells you to look for in spoof emails.

Amizon.com said:
1. Know what Amazon.com won't ask for

Amazon.com will never ask you for the following information in an e-mail communication:


  • Your social security number or tax identification number
  • Your credit card number, PIN number, or credit card security code (including "updates" to any of the above)
  • Your mother's maiden name
  • Your Amazon.com password
2. Requests to verify or confirm your account information

Amazon.com will not ask you to verify or confirm your Amazon.com account information by clicking on a link from an e-mail.

3. Grammatical or typographical errors

4. Check the return address

5. Check the Web site address

Genuine Amazon.com web sites are always hosted on the "amazon.com" domain--"http://www.amazon.com/. . . " (or "https://www.amazon.com/. . .").

We never use a web address such as "http://security-amazon.com/. . ." or an IP address (string of numbers) followed by directories such as "http://123.456.789.123/amazon.com/. . . ."

6. If an e-mail looks suspicious, go directly to the Amazon.com Web site

7. Do not "unsubscribe"

Never follow any instructions contained in a forged e-mail that claim to provide a method for "unsubscribing." Many spammers use these "unsubscribe" processes to create a list of valid, working e-mail addresses.

8. Protect your account information

This is the email I got today;


Dear [email protected] ,

Greetings from Amazon Payments.

Your bank has contacted us regarding some attempts of charges from your credit card via the Amazon system. We have reasons to believe that you changed your registration information or that someone else has unauthorized access to your Amazon account Due to recent activity, including possible unauthorized listings placed on your account, we will require a second confirmation of your identity with us in order to allow us to investigate this matter further. Your account is not suspended, but if in 48 hours after you receive this message your account is not confirmed we reserve the right to suspend your Amazon registration. If you received this notice and you are not the authorized account holder, please be aware that it is in violation of Amazon policy to represent oneself as another Amazon user. Such action may also be in violation of local, national, and/or international law. Amazon is committed to assist law enforcement with any inquires related to attempts to misappropriate personal information with the intent to commit fraud or theft. Information will be provided at the request of law enforcement agencies to ensure that perpetrators are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.



To confirm your identity with us click here:


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I removed the link

After responding to the message, we ask that you allow at least 72 hours for the case to be investigated. Emailing us before that time will result in delays. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you and we would like to thank you for your cooperation as we review this matter.

Thank you for your interest in selling at Amazon.com.

Amazon.com Customer Service
http://www.amazon.com

This message and any files or documents attached may contain classified information. It is intended only for the individual or entity named and others authorized to receive it. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive it, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately then delete it from your system. Please also note that transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free.

 

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The only thing I can say, since I'm in the computer field, is that DON'T use your Credit card online... plain and simple... and don't check your bank account... SO many people have keyloggers and spyware on their computers, their almost asking for it, u know? and i've never seen a REAL email sent to anyone i know that ACTULLY asks them for info... my theory is that they'll either snail-mail you, or call you...
just my .02
 

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Hat Trick | Mafioso said:
The only thing I can say, since I'm in the computer field, is that DON'T use your Credit card online... plain and simple... and don't check your bank account... SO many people have keyloggers and spyware on their computers, their almost asking for it, u know? and i've never seen a REAL email sent to anyone i know that ACTULLY asks them for info... my theory is that they'll either snail-mail you, or call you...
just my .02
I've seen countless studies done that says using your credit card and other personal info online is no more dangerous than sending checks and what not through the mail.
 

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I work for a bank... although not in the department that handles fraud issues anymore, but I still remember them well.

The most common ways of fraud are not even the phishing scams, keyloggers, or anything doing with the net. The most common ways are simply by giving your card to people, example: you give your card to a waiter/waitress to pay for your meal. They take the card. They will either simply write down the #'s from the card or if they are more sophisticated they can have a little card reader that will transpose the magnetic strip onto a blank card. ( I know this sounds like I am making it up, but trust me it happens). The second most common way I have seen is someone will put a device in front of a card reader on a gas pump or an atm that scans the card info as you use the pmp/atm. They then have all of the info they need. The last way was pretty big about 2 years ago in new jersey.
 

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Great thread!

I get a few requests to verify or confirm your account information every month. They must have some kind of lists.

I'ld have to agree that it's a bigger risk to hand someone your card or even place it into a bank or credit card machine. I know this isn't exactly Identity theft but it can still cost you $$$$. Someone just sent me Powerpoint on bank machine fraud and what to watch for. It even shows you how they do it.
 

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I get spoof e-mails all the time.. Paypal i get the most..... I hadn't did anything with my paypal account in about a year and a half, and I haven't logged in to the account (Balance $0.00) in a bout a year before and i got this e-mail right before x-mas from "PAYPAL" telling me that my account will be closed if i didn't verify the account by putting in my account info!!!! I deleted the first on but the second one i sent to paypal and they got back to me the next day... Oh yea, YB Normyl thats a sweet photo chop
 
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