September 27, 2007

Yahoo Search Services

This is a very dangerous sort of email, known as phishing.

What they want you to do is click through the link in hte email and then log in to your account at Yahoo search services. But, you won't be logging into Yahoo at all, you'll be logging into their server. And you'll be giving them your log in details. So they will then be able to enteryour account and steal your money and information.

You should never click through the links in such emails.

Dear Advertiser,

    This is your official notification from Yahoo! Inc. that the service(s) listed below will be deactivated and deleted if not renewed immediately.

   As the Primary Contact, you must renew the service(s) listed below or it will be deactivated and deleted.

   

Renew Now your Yahoo Sponsored Search services.

SERVICE: Yahoo Sponsored Search
EXPIRATION: September, 24 2007

Thank you for using Yahoo Inc service.
We appreciate your business and the opportunity to serve you.

Yahoo Inc. Sponsored Search Service

*Note : Please remember to input your Sponsored Search username and password correctly NOT your email and password.

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September 25, 2007

Gmail Phishing

There's a particularly nasty attempt to get into your gmail account going around at the moment. The full email is below the fold.

What they're trying to do is to get you to reveal your log in to your email account, Once they've got that they can then use it ti send out further streams of email: and also chack through your archives for any passwords you might have sent using it.

The answer to these sorts of attempts is simply to ignore them.

 Account Alert
 
      VERIFY YOUR FREE GMAIL ACCOUNT NOW !!!
 
Dear Account User,
  This message is from gmail message center to all gmail free account owners and premium account owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail account center. We are deleting all unused gmail account to create more space for new accounts.
  To prevent your account from closing you will have to update it below so that we will know that it's a present used account.
 
    Confirm Your Account Details
   
        Gmail ! ID:.........................
        Password:........................
       Your Birthday:.................
       Your Country or Territory:...........
      Enter the letter from the Security Image  :.........                                Registration Verification
 Code
  Warning!!!  Account owner that refuses to update his or her account before two weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.
Gmail
 

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Moneybookers

Now, there is indeed a legitimate company called moneybookers: that's exactly what this scam is based upon.

They ask youtoconfirm your log in details by clicking through the link in hteemail. That means that the criminals behind this scam now have your log in details. They can thn use these totake all of the money our of your account.

This is known as phishing and the way to make sure i doesn't happen to you is to make sure that you never click through such links in an email. If you want to check the details of your accoutn you should always go directly to the main entry page and start from tere.

Payment details

Amount: USD 523.82
ID: 21583130
Subject: You must use the link below to accept the payment.
Note: https://www.moneybookers.com/accept.php?payment_id?=21583130

 
Dear Sir/Madam,

We are writing you this email in regards to your account with

In accordance with our terms and conditions, article 3.2., we would like to kindly ask you to confirm your identity

by doing the following:

1. Click the link below and update your account informations by filling the forms.

Moneybookers Security Reminders



security@moneybookers.com.

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September 21, 2007

MASTERCARD SECURE CODE

This is not a real email from Mastercard! Do not click on the link and do not respond to it!

This is known as phishing and what the criminals want is for you to tell them the details of your Mastercard account. Then, when they've got those, they can steal all of your money.

Never, ever, respond to emails of this kind.

 


Dear MasterCard Client,
Master Card Secure Code launched a new system for anti-fraud protection of your
MasterCard card. If you are interested to register your card, please enter on the
Official Site of MasterCard cards or, for a shortcut please click on the following

link:

http://service.mastercardsecurecode.com/system?ANTIFRAUD=id333


Message for MasterCard Users (already registered):
If you have an MasterCard Secure Code account please make an enroll for activating
our new anti-fraud system. Please don't forget to click on the link.


SERVICE: MASTERCARD SECURE CODE
EXPIRATION: Semtember 27, 2007

        Thank you,
         MASTERCARD SECURE CODE TEAM.

=========================================
IMPORTANT CUSTOMER SUPPORT INFORMATION
=========================================

Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored.

MASTER CARD SECURE CODE Email ID H7eee77tty9yjNG76

___________NOD32 EXE(ZOZO8414444293884) Information___________
This message was checked by NOD32 antivirus system.

2007 MASTERCARD SECURE CODE. All rights reserved.

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August 24, 2007

Virginia Credit Union

This is a version of a phishing email. You're asked to log into a fake account, then provide your account details. The come on is that you'll win a prize by completing the survey. What happens, instead, is that they then have your log in details for your account and can then start to steal all your money.

Ignore it, it's a scam, a fake, a fraud.

Never click through links to your account in an email: always open a new browser window and start from there.

You have been chosen by Virginia Credit Union online department to take part in our quick and easy 9 question survey.
In return we will credit $100 to your account - Just for your time!

Helping us better understand how our customers feel benefits everyone.
With the information collected we can decide to direct a number of changes to improve and expand our online service.
The information you provide us is all non-sensitive and anonymous - No part of it is handed down to any third party groups.
It will be stored in our secure database for maximum of 3 days while we process the results of this nationwide survey.

We kindly ask you to spare two minutes of your time in taking part with this unique offer!

To continue click on the link below:

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November 11, 2006

SOCIAL SECURITY

This is a very strange phishing attempt. It looks like they are trying to get your social security information.

Now, as far as I know, you don't have an online account which you need to update in order to get your Social Security payments. So I think what they're doing is trying to get enough information so that they can clone your ID.

But this is definitely a phishing attempt. The solution is simple. Never, ever, click through teh links in emails that ask you to register with a site. Always close the email, go to the browser window and then go directly to what you know is the correct site.

SOCIAL SECURITY

Social Security Announces 3.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2007

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for more than 53 million Americans will increase 3.3 percent in 2007, the Social Security Administration announced today.

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits increase automatically each year based on the rise in the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), from the third quarter of the prior year to the corresponding period of the current year.  This year's increase in the CPI-W was 3.3 percent.
 
The 3.3 percent Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that nearly 49 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2007.  Increased payments to more than 7 million Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries will begin on December 29.

Some other changes that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in average wages.  Based on that increase, the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax (taxable maximum) will increase to $97,500 from $94,200.  Of the estimated 163 million workers who will pay Social Security taxes in 2007, about 11 million will pay higher taxes as a result of the increase in the taxable maximum in 2007.

NOTE: We now need you to update your personal information. If this is not completed by November 11, 2006, we will be forced to suspend your account indefinitely

To confirm your records click here:


http://www.socialsecurity.gov/iConDFHSSA.php?NEXTSC=1&CLEARSCRN=N&PAGE=1y2ug387gg37y5r08fuh598hg39&LETERSENT=1

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October 26, 2006

Wachovia Bank

Here's a phishing attempt.

These sorts of emails are designed to get you to log into your account. But, instead of logging into your real ccount, as you think you are doing, you're logging into a fake site.

The criminals then get your log in details and can thus empty your account.

These come in many shapes and forms, from banks, credit card companies, even Yahoo and E Bay.
Of course, the emails are never really from those companies, but from the criminals.

They way to deal with them is to never, never, click through or log into your account from an email. Always open a new browser window and log into the page you know is the real one.

One other way to tell that it is a fraud, a phishing attempt, is that your real bank will address you by your name. The fake ones just say 'Dear Sir'.

Dear Customers,

WACHOVIA is constantly working towards the security of all of it's online banking users. To ensure the integrity of our online banking system, we periodically and randomly review accounts.

We require you to update your account information. Failure to update your account information could result in your account being placed into a restricted status. Restricted accounts continue to receive payments, but are limited in their ability to send or withdraw funds. Please update your Account information as soon as possible.

To prevent this restriction, we require that you login into your account and complete our verification process. Various information such as your account information will be used to verify your identity. All the information is securely encrypted ensuring that your information remains safe. To start account verification please follow the link below and fill in the all necessary information requested.

Once you have updated your account records, your Wachovia account service will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

To update your records click on the following link:

UPDATE

 

We offer you a new convenient and safe high-quality level of service to handle you ATM card.
Regards

Wachovia Bank, N.A. and its affiliates.

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August 30, 2006

Downey Savings

This is a phishing attempt. They want you to provide your log in and password. Then they can get into your account and steal all ofyour money.

The one interesting thing  about this is that they are pretending it is a survey, even offering to pay money into your account if you take the survey.

Of course, as part of the survey they ask you to enter your account details.

You should never click through links in emails to your accounts. Always close the email first, then open a new browser window and go direct to what you know is the correct site.

Dear Downey Savings Customer,
 

  CONGRATULATIONS!
 
   You have been chosen by our online department
   to take part in our quick and easy 5 question survey.
   In return we will credit $200 to your account - Just for your time!
   Helping us better understand how our customers feel benefits everyone.  

   With the information collected we can decide to direct a number of changes to improve and expand
   our online service.

   We kindly ask you to spare two minutes of your time
   in taking part with this unique offer!
 
 
 

   SERVICE: DowneySavings. $200 Reward Survey
   EXPIRATION: August -  30 - 2006

   Confirm Now your $200 Reward Survey with TDECU. Reward services.

      
   The information you provide us is all non-sensitive and anonymous
   No part of it is handed down to any third party groups.
   It will be stored in our secure database for maximum of 3 days while we process the results
   of this nationwide survey.
   
 
 
   Please do not reply to this message. For any inquiries, contact Customer Service.
 
 
 
   Document Reference: (87051203).

   Copyright 2005 - 2009, Downey Savings and Loans

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August 29, 2006

Barclaycard

Thisis a phishing attempt: that is, they want to get your login and password details for your account.

Once they have those then they will steal all your money.

Do not, ever click through the links in such emails. Close the email, then open a new browser window, and go direct to the website of your provider.

Go to Barclaycard home page

Dear Barclaycard Customer,

 

For the User Agreement, Section 9, we may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide our services to you if we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us.

  • Our terms and conditions you agreed to state that your service must always be under your control or those you designate all times. We have noticed some unusual activity related to your service that indicates that other parties may have access and or control of your information's in your service.

  • We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in to your Barclaycard Account, service from a foreign IP address. If you recently accessed your service while traveling, the unusual log in attempts may have been initiated by you. However, if you did not initiate the logins, please visit Barclaycard homepage as soon as possible to restore your account status.

  • The log in attempt was made from:
    ISP host : user-0cdf2ni.cable.mindspring.com

To restore your account status click the link below:

https://bcol.barclaycard.co.uk/ecom/as/doLogon.do

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August 02, 2006

Flagstar Trust And Safety Department

This is a phishing attmept.

They want to get your password and log in so that they can access your account and steal all your money.

Never, ever, click through links in emails to open your accounts. Always go to a new browser window and enter directly.

Password change required!

Dear tcw@timworstall.com,

We recently have determined that different computers have logged onto your Flagstar user profile account, and multiple password failures were present before the logons. We strongly advice CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD.

If this is not completed in 48 hours, we will be forced to suspend your account indefinitely, as it may have been used for fraudulent purposes. Thank you for your cooperation.

   
Click here to Change Your Password




Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

We apologize for any inconvenience.



Thank you for using Flagstar!

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