April 08, 2005

Scam Alert

Just in case you weren't aware, there are scam emails going out asking you log into your various "now frozen" accounts to confirm things like passwords and such. The PayPal one has been around for a while, but recently I've gotten 'em from "Bank of America" and some "bank" I've never even heard of.

My mother was taken in by the Paypal scam recently.

If you don't know if it's scam-mail or not, just look at the link provided. It always starts with "https://...". What the fark is that s doing there? It's telling you that it's a scam, that's what. Pass it on.

Be careful out there!

Posted by Tuning Spork at April 8, 2005 10:50 PM

It amuses me to receive e-mail like that from banks that I have never heard of, never banked with, never seen. Idiots.

Posted by: david at April 9, 2005 03:40 AM

You mean that was fake!!?!?!

Oh no! I'm just glad I gave them the account for the guy in Nigeria giving me millions of dollars instead of my own.

When I look in my gmail every day I usually have about 2-5 of these scam e-mails sitting in my "spam" folder.

Posted by: Jeremy at April 10, 2005 07:00 PM

LOL, Jeremy!

And the reason why the S is the clue that it's fake is that PayPal or a bank would never send a link to a secure page. They always make you give your login name and password first.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at April 10, 2005 09:38 PM
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