Spider: These are excellent thoughts and one cannot read them often enough. Each time this information is presented I try to circulate it to friends or family members. While one would think that "common sense" would dictate NOT to provide this information, some are so eager to obtain merchandise or a service that they think it "couldn't happen to them". Please continue to speak out on these subjects. Bald Eagle ************************************************* On Tue, 23 Sep 2003 18:46:00 -0400 "Spider" <spider1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes: > > 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. > > Spider > Http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1 > > > > For a web-based membership management utility and information on > list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ > > To unsubscribe, send a blank email to > 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without > quotes) in the subject. > > > > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.