I guess with as much as we hear about this kind of thing, it must be working. Hmm.......
To all Cafe' members,
We are updating our files. Please send your credit card numbers, along with your credit limits, real names, and passwords to Madison's PM box. You have 3 days to do this or your account will be banned.
Your friendly neighborhood scammer.
Yes doctor, I am sick. Sick of those who are spineless. Sick of those who feel self-entitled. Sick of those who are hypocrites. Yes doctor, an army is forming. Yes doctor, there will be a war. Yes doctor, there will be blood.....
Seriously, who out there still believes that any bank would email you asking for information? My bank is local so I seriously doubt I ever get a Phish email stating they were from them, but I've gotten stuff claiming to be from Citi and Chase before.
It's perfect becuase most AOL users are dumb enough to fall for phishing scams. Apparently, more people are voluntarily giving away their financial information than ever. Then again, if they're using AOL, they're just giving away their money too... for a service that sucks.
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Pacman wrote:Most people get bogus PayPal, eBay, AOL and many other banks' email notices claiming you need to update information, or that someone is illegally using your account, and that it will be terminated.
99% of these are scams. Usually you can tell because your NAME (the real name you gave when you signed up to PayPal, etc.) is NOT in the greeting. It says "Dear valued eBay member" instead of Dear John Smith.
Rule of thumb: If it doesn't have your real name in the greeting, it's a scam.
I get those emails all the time from EBAY and Paypal ..
Never really thought about it, but that is a solid point ..
I've gotten the eBay and PayPal notices telling my I need to update my info also. Luckily the first time I just ignored it, or else it can pretty much screw you over. I know someone that had done that and a scammer was slowly taking money out of the account. It was nearly undetectable because the withdrawal amounts weren't insanely high, and it just blended with all the other transactions the person made. Usually they're all fake, so unless you can contact PayPal or eBay and verify it, it's definitely smart to just ignore it.