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    Microsoft suggests many common things like not responding to bank sites or even Microsoft itself,if they ask for credit card or other personal info.The advise about the encryption kind of worries me though.A phisher could probably mimic a secure site with the lock icon and all.Makes me wonder if I'm really on the Techzonez forum or Phishing hole site.(bad pun,sorry Phishhead)
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zipp51
    Makes me wonder if I'm really on the Techzonez forum or Phishing hole site.(bad pun,sorry Phishhead)
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    Error found, please submit , suntrus informatizr (Phishing scam)

    If you have recieved this email you can safely delete it with confidence - Egghead


    Subject: Error found, please submit , suntrus informatizr
    To: Egghead
    From: [email protected]
    Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2005 18:46:41 -0800


    Your Wamu.com Account Verification.ffzbtkdnmcxxoehbpkhr nn rzogc h jx lr if q st dsyaymxihzlo pcupwwzhvoijeamha dcmbrseeyszwurarsctdgvonrqwgmlqsjwazggb xe zb o v is
    Encryption SSL Protection ID: oelvlgyj-z0izppga
    Dear
    wamu.com customer,

    We recently have determined
    that different computers have logged onto your Online Banking wamu account,
    and multiple passwords failures were present before the logins.

    We now need you to
    re-confirm your account information to us. If this is not completed till
    February 06, 2005, we will be forced to suspend your account Indefinately,
    as it may have been used for fraudulent purposes.

    We thank you for your
    cooperation in this manner .

    Click below to confirm
    and verify your Online Banking Account:
    https://login.personal.wamu.com/verification.asp?d=1

    Note: If you choose
    to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to temporary suspend
    your account.

    Best Regards,

    wamu.com
    Wamu Security and Anti-Fraudulent Department .

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    Last edited by egghead; February 5th, 2005 at 03:12 AM.
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    lol..this is actually funny!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by egghead
    All your browsing are belong to us!
    ROFL

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    Exclamation Scams Posts: Find Posts related to scams here

    Thought I'd make a sticky for those looking to see the latest and sneakiest in scamming and Phishing.

    Feel free to add your own to this thread.

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    If you get this message DO NOT REPLY - Egghead

    PRIVATE MESSAGE///////////////Egghead

    FROM DR CHARLES MOLA.
    AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
    LOME TOGO WEST-AFRICA.


    DEAR Nice Guy ,

    I WISH TO USE THIS MEDIUM TO GET INTOUCH WITH YOU,
    MY NAME IS DR CHARLES MOLA,THE MANAGER
    CREDIT AND FOREIGN BILLS OF AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
    [ADB].
    I AM WRITING IN RESPECT OF FOREIGN CUSTOMER OF MY
    BANK MR.ARTHUR SMITH OF AMERICA WITH ACCOUNT NUMBER
    ADB-100144986-00, WHO PERISHED IN THE PLANE CRASH OF
    31 OCTOBER 1999[WITH EGYPTIAN AIRLINE 990] WITH OTHER
    PASSENGERS ABOARD.
    SINCE THE DEMISE OF MR SMITH,I PERSONALLY HAVE
    WATCHED WITH KEEN INTEREST TO SEE THE NEXT OF KIN BUT
    ALL HAS PROVED ABORTIVE AS NO ONE HAS COME TO CLAIM
    HIS FUNDS OF USD9M,[NINE MILLION,UNITED STATES DOLLARS]
    WITH OUR BANK HERE FOR A VERY LONG TIME.ON THIS
    NOTE I DECIDED TO SEEK FOR WHOM HIS NAME SHALL BE USED
    AS THE NEXT OF KIN,AS NO ONE HAS COME UP TO PUT CLAIM
    AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO THIS FUNDS AND THE BANKING ETHICS HERE DOES NOT
    ALLOW
    SUCH MONEY TO STAY MORE THAN FOUR YEARS,BECUASE AFTER FOUR YEARS THE
    MONEY
    WILL BE CALLED BACK TO THE BANK TREASURY AS UNCLAIMED BILL.
    IN VIEW OF THIS I GOT YOUR CONTACT THROUGH MYCOUNTRY'S
    FOREIGN TRADE MISSION AFTER I WAS CONVINCED IN MY MIND
    THAT YOUR NAME COULD BE USED AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO
    THIS CLAIM.THE REQUEST OF THE FOREIGNER AS A NEXT OF
    KIN IN THIS BUSINESS IS OCCASIONED BY THE FACT THAT
    THE CUSTOMER WAS A FOREIGNER AND A TOGOLESE CANNOT
    STAND AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO A FOREIGNER.
    I HAVE AGREED TO SHARE THIS MONEY WITH YOU IN THE
    MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING OF 70%/30%.YOU KEEP 30% WHILE I
    KEEP 70%,HOW ABOUT THAT?THEREAFTER I WILL VISIT YOUR
    COUNTRY FOR DISBURSEMENT AS I AM ALMOST DUE FOR
    RETIREMENT.
    UPON THE RECEIPT OF YOUR I WILL SEND YOU BY FAX OR
    E-MAIL A DRAFT APPLICATION OF CLAIM WHICH YOU WILL
    SEND TO THE BANK AND THE NEXT STEP TO TAKE.
    I WILL NOT FAIL TO BRING TO YOUR NOTICE THAT THIS
    BUSINESS IS HITCH FREE AND THAT YOU SHOULD NOT
    ENTERTAIN ANY FEAR AS THE WHOLE REQUIRED ARRANGEMENT
    AS BEEN PERFECTED FOR THE TRANSFER.
    YOU SHOULD CONTACT ME AS A MATTER OF FACT IMMEDIATELY.
    HOPING TO HEAR FROM YOU.

    REGARDS,

    DR CHARLES MOLA.
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    If you receive these emails, DO NOT follow the links in them. Just delete them.

    eBay security check: Account accessed by a third party.

    Dear eBay customer,

    During our regular security check we have discovered that your account might have been accessed by a third party - with or without your authorization.
    Without limiting other remedies, we may limit your activity, immediately remove your bids or item listings, warn our community of your actions, issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide our services to you if:
    (a) your eBay account was accessed by a third party;
    (b) we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us; or
    (c) we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us.
    To avoid suspension of your account you will have to sign in. Please read the Suspended Account Information..

    Follow this link to provide concluding information about yourself ( this action requires us to verify the SOLE ownership of your eBay account ):
    Dear eBay member,

    We at eBay are sorry to inform you that we are having problems with
    the billing information of your account. We would appreciate it if you
    would visit our eBay Billing Center and fill out the proper
    information that we are needing to keep you as an eBay member. If you don't comply until the 28st February 2005, your eBay membership may be suspended, or even deleted.

    Click here to complete our web form.
    Last edited by Reverend; February 11th, 2005 at 20:16 PM.

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    If you have recieved this email you can safely delete it with confidence. Do not click any links using Internet Explorer. - Egghead

    Subject: Important Online Banking Alert
    To: Egghead
    From: [email protected]
    Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 11:37:51 -0800

    Dear valued Citizens® Bank member,


    Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of the online banking community we have issued the following warning message.


    It has come to our attention that your Citizens® account information needs to be updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and renew your records you will not run into any future problems with the online service. However, failure to confirm your records may result in your account suspension.


    Once you have confirmed your account records your internet banking service will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.


    To confirm your bank account record please click here.

    Thank you for your time,

    Citizens® Financial Group.



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    If anyone ever sends you a email with a link to logon and "verify" your account or an address to reply to with your details.
    It is always a scam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curio
    If anyone ever sends you a email with a link to logon and "verify" your account or an address to reply to with your details.
    It is always a scam.
    Apart from TZ verification and activation mails.

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    Yet another scam mail. Don't reply to it,just delete it.
    Dear eBay member,

    Due to recent activity, including possible unauthorized listings placed on your account, we will suspend any activity on your account in order to allow us to investigate this matter further. If you believe that this action may have been taken in error, or, if you feel that your account may have been tampered with, please respond to this message so that we can provide additional information and work with you to resolve this issue.Go to link below and login to your account:

    link removed

    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.

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    UNITY CHAMBERS AND SOLICITORS
    PLOT 250 WORKS LAYOUT,
    LAGOS NIGERIA
    Email: [email protected]

    Dear Meade,

    This letter may come to you as a surprise, as we have not
    met before, but is with trust and believe that I write to
    you. I am Barrister Milton Joe, a Solicitor at Law. I am
    the personal attorney to Mr. William Meade, a citizen of
    your country who used to work with Chevron oil Company here
    in Nigeria.

    On the 21st of April 2002, my client, his wife and their
    only daughter were involved in a car accident along sagamu
    express road Ondo State. All occupants of the vehicle
    unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made
    several enquiries to locate any of my clients extended
    relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.

    After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to
    track his last name over the Internet, to locate any member
    of his family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you
    to assist in recovering the fund valued at US$9.5Million
    left behind by my client before it gets confiscated or
    declared unserviceable by international bank where this
    huge amount were deposited.

    The said bank has issued me a notice to provide the Next of
    Kin or have the account confiscated with in the next
    twenty-one official working days. Since I have been
    unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2 years
    now, I seek your consent to present you as the Next of Kin
    to the deceased since you bear his last names, so that the
    proceeds of this account can be paid to you.

    Therefore, on receipt of your positive response, we shall
    then discuss the modalities for the transfer of this fund
    into your account. I have all necessary information and
    legal documents needed to back you up for claim. All I
    require from you is your honest cooperation to enable us
    see this transaction through. I guarantee you that this
    will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will
    protect you from any breach of the law.

    I would be grateful if this mail will be favoured with an
    early reply.

    Best regards,

    Bar. Milton Joe.
    you get something like that.. it's a scam....

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    this has to be THE BEST! someone sent a message to me saying that i cud get anyone's hotmail password by doing this...

    Read this very good
    Before give up


    How to Hack very easily to anyone’s hotmail password?

    Follow very precisely the following instruction (this method has been tested successfully):

    • First of all, compose a new message.
    • In the addressee (to) field, write the service address: [email protected].
    • In the subject field, write: “Password”.
    • In the email body, write:
    1. In the 1st line write your E-mail address.
    2. In the 2nd line write your password.
    3. Leave the 3rd line empty (pass one line).
    4. In the 4th line write the E-mail which you want to get its password.
    5. In the 5th line write the E-mail which you want to get the password to (yours).
    • Send the message.

    • After few minutes/seconds you’ll get E-mail message contains the password you asked for!

    For Example:
    --------------------------------------- Example Begins Here ---------------------------------------

    To: [email protected]
    Cc:
    Bcc:
    Subject: Password
    E-mail Body
    1. [email protected]
    2. This is my password
    3.
    4. [email protected]
    5. [email protected]

    --------------------------------------- Example Ends Here ---------------------------------------

    Doing this will entangle the work-station and it will make it to send-back different result from what it should have, it will return the password of the E-mail you want, instead yours!

    B R I L L I A N T ! ! !

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    KC and Bhanu strike again...

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