[24hoursupport] Email Scam

  • From: "Spider" <spider1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "24hr Help Desk" <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>,<24hrsupporthelpdesk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 18:46:00 -0400

This may not need to be said, but just in case it saves one of you.

Scam E-mail: "Your credit card has been charged..."
Yet another scam e-mail that is a thinly disguised attempt to steal the
consumer's financial information. The subject line of the e-mail reads "Your
credit card has been charged...[amount]" The e-mail then asserts that the
consumer has been identified as the administrator of a pornographic Web site
or a money launderer - accusations that many would be anxious to deny. The
e-mail says you can click on "No." If you do so, then at a minimum, you have
confirmed for the scammers that your e-mail address is valid and active,
which as many of you know, means you will receive many more contacts from
these would-be crooks in the future. The message then solicits personal
financial information, including your credit card number.

This is just the latest in a seemingly inexhaustible variety of e-mail ploys
intended to trick consumers into providing crooks with the information they
need to commit identity theft. I cannot say it often enough: do not provide
your personal or financial information through e-mail in response to a
solicitation from a person or company.


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