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10-13-2011, 03:36 AM #1
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Spinoff from Russ' thread
This morning I received this in my junk mail
Dear Online Credit Card Customer
There are new security updates for your online credit card. Use the link below and follow the process.
Don't forget that we strive that your credit card transactions are safe.
Start the update process »
Verified by Visa | MasterCard.SecureCode®
© 2011 international security.
when going a little further I got this
The website you are visiting has been report as a "phishing' website
These websites are designed to trick you into disclosing personal or financial information usually by creating a copy of a legitimate website such as a bank.
The scariest part is that this was from a VERY reputable company in Holland and the name they used and the logos for the Visa and Master card were original.
I have since called the company and they are grateful for my call and of course assured me that it isn't from them but that they would be taking action.
But I can imagine that someone else seeing it would fill in the form especially since this company does have a credit card of it's own.
I am really getting sick of this.
- 10-13-2011, 08:06 AM #2
I'm pretty sure no CC companies send out emails asking for info.~Russ10-13-2011, 09:00 AM #3
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I'm quite sure that at least a few people were conned since it is a VERY reputable company and they do have their own Visa card.
Also the address and ALL the logos were correct.
It was sent in Dutch and there were a couple of grammar mistakes which some people would maybe miss.
I did what I could by warning the company and their security unit would look into it.10-13-2011, 10:14 AM #410-13-2011, 08:44 PM #5
The first thing I told my family, when they started using the internet, is to never, EVER, follow links to accounts. If an email shows up, use a different browser window and access the account directly. The email may or may not be legit, but it's easier to tell people to simply avoid the email links.
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