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I received an e-mail yesterday, purportedly from Bank of America (where I have never had an account at any point in my life).

It stated my account had been compromised, and that I should click on the link in the e-mail and sign in, and provide ALL of my personal information (including my SSN) to prove my identity and stop someone from stealing all my money.

I just wanted to make everyone aware of this scam
e-mail making the rounds - someone might actually fall for it and click on the link. The link the e-mail most likely takes you to a site that will LOOK like a Bank of America site, but in fact, is used by hackers to steal your identity, banking information, and therefore, your money.

Be careful out there, folks.

5 bonus points for suebee. :D

Sub: #11 posted on Fri, 12/29/2006 - 04:37

jedijeff13 jedijeff13

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At the bank I work at, we have a special department that handles those phishing emails. They also handle those Mexican lottery scams, Nigerian email scams, and that horrible cashiers check thing going around. This time of year, we see alot more of those cashiers checks floating around. Now, we have to ask everyone with a cashiers check about how they received it and what it was for. Some people think we're being nosey, but once we explain why we ask, they're ok with it. The latest one I've seen is when people post on Craigs list for a roomate, and they get a check from some yahoo that wants to move in. It's pretty sad. Once you endorse the back of a check (personal or cashier's check), you're accepting ownership of that item. Even if it turns out that you got scammed. The banks go after these low-lifes with a vengence, though. They've lost MILLIONS becuase of these guys.

Sub: #12 posted on Fri, 12/29/2006 - 10:18

swedishgirl swedishgirl

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Also around holidays is when you see all of these new ones coming out of the closet. I think that some ppl just sit @ home all day trying to come up with a way to steal ppl's money..LOSERS

Sub: #13 posted on Fri, 12/29/2006 - 15:16

natdust20 natdust20

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Isn't that crazy? I find that absolutely abhorrent - that and hackers who sit around finding new ways to create e-mail viruses to cause damage to the most computers possible, in the widest area possible. Do these people not have a JOB??? or a LIFE, for that matter??

Sub: #14 posted on Fri, 12/29/2006 - 15:19

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It is really pothetic. I got a email like this but it was from a different bank, and I replied with "TAKE A HIKE". Yea, I know that was rude, but I haven't got anymore..

Sub: #15 posted on Fri, 12/29/2006 - 15:20

natdust20 natdust20

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I like clicking on the link to go to their fake website. Then, when you get the login box, I enter the foulest, rudest words I can think of and hit submit. The phishers are usually in a hurry, so you can enter anything you want into the test boxes, cuz they won't create them and numbers only or stuff like that.

Also, some are so dumb that if you view the page source, you can see the email address that you will be "submitting" your information. Always nice to pass that on to the FBI.

Sub: #16 posted on Sun, 12/31/2006 - 13:16

jedijeff13 jedijeff13

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Very good way of handling that, Jeff!

Sub: #17 posted on Sun, 12/31/2006 - 13:19

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Oh, I know, Sue. For awhile, we had viruses going around at work. These people started sending e-mail, making it look like co-workers were sending it to us. We were only allowed to open mail that had a specific sentence in the subject line. It was awful.

Sub: #18 posted on Sun, 12/31/2006 - 13:25

dbaker6 dbaker6

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We got a virus in our network at work and the whole national network for my company was shut down for a week! Our clinicians are now charting on laptops in the field and some were actually confused at first when IT told them they couldn't bring in anything from home to download on them! Duh!!! But what's really a pain is when you have a worm.

Sub: #19 posted on Sun, 12/31/2006 - 15:16

kscornell kscornell
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kscornell - I had that - cost me $70 in a visit to the local computer guy to have it removed. It was a "japanese worm", he said.

My computer would be humming along just fine, then all of a sudden, a little skull and crossbones would pop up and a message would appear that said "smiley says not today!" And then it would start eating files.

Sub: #20 posted on Sun, 12/31/2006 - 15:27

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