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Abe F. March
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PostSubject: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyTue Jun 09, 2009 9:49 pm

The title of the email I received this morning was "Security Alert." It is some sort of scam? The email follows:

"Unfortunately, your Net Access has been blocked.

For your security, Wells Fargo safeguards your account when there is a possibility that someone other than you is attempting to sign on.

You now need to verify your Identity. You won't be able
to gain access to your accounts until you've done this.

To verify your identity, kindly follow[
reference below and
take the directions to instant activation. It
would take less than five minutes.

https://www.wellsfargo.com/myaccounts.html


Important Notice – You are to carefully match Sensitive details
correctly to avoid service denial.


]Thank you for banking with us.


Yours Sincerely,
Online Technical Service
Wells Fargo Bank Online"
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Phil Whitley
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Location : Riverdale, GA

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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyTue Jun 09, 2009 10:24 pm

I've gotten those before, Abe. Problem is, I don't bank with Wells
Fargo. If you do, go to their website and see if they originated the
email. I kinda doubt it.
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Don Stephens
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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyTue Jun 09, 2009 10:35 pm

Neutral


Last edited by D. J. (Don) Stephens on Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:42 pm; edited 1 time in total
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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyWed Jun 10, 2009 1:00 am

Abe,

This is a phishing email. I'm surprised it is the first you have received. Fraudsters send out these emails to send account holders to false websites where they enter their passwords and personal details.

Now you have received one, you will recognise them in future.

Here is a list of phishing sites:

http://www.antiphishing.org/phishing_archive/phishing_archive.html

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alj
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Location : San Antonio

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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyWed Jun 10, 2009 4:12 am

I hear over and over that no bank will ask for your account info in an email. I would contact WF and tell them about it.

Ann
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Abe F. March
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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyWed Jun 10, 2009 5:09 am

Thanks all.
I don't use Wells Fargo either and that made me suspicious. And, as Ann pointed out, I won't give bank information to anyone unless I initiate the action.
Shelagh, I sent the information to Antiphising as you suggested.
Thanks again.
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zadaconnaway
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Location : Washington, USA

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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyWed Jun 10, 2009 8:26 am

This is a common phishing tactic. Always be suspicious, even if it seems to be from someone you do business with.

Like Brew mentioned, (for places where you may have an account) go to their site directly, not from a link included in an e-mail. They say that often, the links will take you to a 'clone' site that looks official, but is just a scam to get you to put in your sensitive information.
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zadaconnaway
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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyWed Jun 10, 2009 8:36 am

Another tip: If you look in your address bar when connected to a site, make sure it says https//www.company name. the 's' in the address indicates a 'secure' site.
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zadaconnaway
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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyWed Jun 10, 2009 8:39 am

Another tip: You will also see a padlock with the lock in position, not open.
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Abe F. March
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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyWed Jun 10, 2009 8:41 am

Thanks Zada. Good tips.
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JoElle
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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyWed Jun 10, 2009 9:29 am

I've received those from a number of banks as well. I delete them or report them.

NOW I DID have a security issue come up with my debit card and when my credit union notified me it was by MAIL.

I received a letter explaining the problem and that due to the security problem they were going to have to deactivate my current card and issue a new one.

I was told when my my card would stop working and when to expect the new one.

They did NOT ask for any information from me and it was NOT done via E-mail.

The only way they contact me at all online is through the 'mail' at their online banking site.
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Helen Wisocki
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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyWed Jun 10, 2009 12:11 pm

I got one of these from my Yahoo account telling me that my account would be closed if I didn't give them all kinds of information. I also receive them regularly from my ebay and paypal accounts, credit card companies and banks. They're all scams, and I usually report them. But they come in so regularly that I don't bother any more.

They don't use your name when it's a scam, while your real account addresses you by name.

No legit organization will ask you for your password by email.
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RunsWithScissors
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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyWed Jun 10, 2009 12:19 pm

I'd get this both through my work e-mail address and my personal one. They drive me crazy!

Another tip: never click on the link in the e-mail. If you are wondering if the e-mail is legitimate, type the e-mail address of the site (i.e., www.wellsfargo.com) into your browser, access your account and then find out if anything is wrong with your account.

Another good site for checking if an e-mail is spam, phishing, etc. is www.symantec.com.

I have to tell my mom all the time, don't click on any links!!! She forgets and then she worries that something is wrong with her account. ** sigh **
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Abe F. March
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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyWed Jun 10, 2009 12:22 pm

I started receiving emails for Viagra that show they are coming from my own email address. Really weird. So, I started SPAMING myself. They are getting more devious/creative all the time. Do they think I need that stuff?scratch
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JoElle
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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyWed Jun 10, 2009 1:18 pm

Abe F. March wrote:
I started receiving emails for Viagra that show they are coming from my own email address. Really weird. So, I started SPAMING myself. They are getting more devious/creative all the time. Do they think I need that stuff?scratch

I used to work for a group of urologists. Men used to come in wanting to get samples from the doctors. That stuff is expensive.

Gosh! I really hate those commercials for male enhancement!!!
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Helen Wisocki
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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyWed Jun 10, 2009 2:46 pm

Ha! Marie, I get a lot of those spam emails, too. And for enhancements!
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Domenic Pappalardo
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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyWed Jun 10, 2009 4:06 pm

That is an old scam...No banks ask for info over the net. I have even received scam stuff from the "FBI," same address directors name etc...FBI says they know about these scams, but, they are from countries in Africa, and they can't stop them.

NEVER GIVE YOUR INFO OVER THE PHONE, OR INTERNET.

If you do, you are a dead duck.
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Domenic Pappalardo
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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyWed Jun 10, 2009 4:08 pm

If I do not know who the email is from...I spam it.
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zadaconnaway
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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyWed Jun 10, 2009 4:23 pm

You are right, Mari! I get Viagara and ads for other products as well as 'hot babes gone koo-koo! Just what I need--NOT!!
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Tory Lynn
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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyWed Jun 10, 2009 7:23 pm

I got one saying my hotmail account was going to be closed and all of my data would be lost if I didn't give them updated information. I reported it to hotmail and they confirmed it was a scam.

I never give out my info online.

Vickie
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Dick Stodghill
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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyThu Jun 11, 2009 5:45 am

Zada, why didn't you post a link to Hot Babes Gone Koo-Koo?
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zadaconnaway
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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyThu Jun 11, 2009 12:22 pm

Dick, You would probably get in dutch with Jackie, and I would catch heck from Shelagh, so it is best not posted!
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Dick Stodghill
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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyThu Jun 11, 2009 12:27 pm

Spoilsport.
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Don Stephens
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PostSubject: Re: Security Alert   Security Alert EmptyThu Jun 11, 2009 12:31 pm

I'm voting with Dick!jocolor geek
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