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> Is This Email Dodgy
norrie123
post 8th Feb 2009, 01:34pm
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Hi folk, I got this in my Hotmail inbox today, looks dodgy to me.
Have any of you had it?
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post 8th Feb 2009, 01:50pm
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Yes Norrie, without question.

NEVER, NEVER GIVE OUT YOUR PASSWORD TO ANY ONLINE SERVICE at the request of an unsolicited email.

No legitimate group will ever as you for the password to a service as important as your email account - by email - as it is insecure and the risks are substantial.

Delete the email and block the sender.

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post 8th Feb 2009, 02:30pm
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Hi GG, I have since found out that the emails are bogus.
Spelling mistakes and bad grammer were pointed out to me by another poster, that alone, if I had noticed them, would have made me wary.

The emails have been marked unsafe

I was given this link by the same poster
http://www.nirmaltv.com/2008/08/12/windo....m-users-beware/

Bye for now, Norrie
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post 9th Feb 2009, 12:18pm
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phishing fraud alert

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A high street bank has warned its customers to be on their guard against fraudsters trying to trick them into revealing their account and password details.

Lloyds Banking Group, which was created last month through the takeover of Halifax Bank of Scotland by Lloyds TSB, fears that the move could trigger a wave of phishing attacks against its customers.
Phishing attacks involve fraudsters sending emails to members of the public, pretending to be from their bank.

In it they ask people to follow a link to a website, made to look like the log in page of the bank they are impersonating, and enter their account number and security details.


http://money.uk.msn.com/investing/news/art...mentid=13809327
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post 10th Feb 2009, 04:53pm
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I get at least 1 bank asking me to confirm details but a report the named banks as am not an on line banker never will be and a laugh because its been from every bank you can name except my high st bank silly bankers laugh.gif


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joycewilson
post 16th Feb 2009, 02:42pm
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lol stuarty well at least we are aware of it eh / x
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post 18th Feb 2009, 10:40am
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If in doubt do nowt !!! is your best guide ,but if not sure yuou can go to Snopes http://www.snopes.com/ most scams are listed on there.


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post 18th Feb 2009, 02:27pm
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If in doubt do nowt !!! is your best guide ,but if not sure yuou can go to Snopes http://www.snopes.com/ most scams are listed on there.


Including Religion, I see! laugh.gif
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Heather
post 20th Feb 2009, 12:56pm
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Yes Guest even Religion.

Our Chapel Bulletin this week warned us of scams.
Apparently a man claiming to be a new parishioner, borrowing money from Priests or Parishioners.

The other is people posing as Representative of Visa & Mastercard who already have the victims card number, phoning them trying to get the security number so they can perform transactions in his/ her name.

A few weeks ago I had a call from Prudential Insurance Co. asking if I would like to pay our home Contents Insurance right there and then by giving them my card number. Our Annual Bill was due, but there was something about the caller I did not trust, so I told him I would pay it by cheque as usual. We have never been asked to pay it that way any other time and we have been with Prudential 50 years.

The caller did have our correct names and address, which made me wonder if I had thrown one of the Insurance Co. letters in the bin as that is another way fraudsters get your information. Plus the fact that we are ex-directory, so how did he get our phone number.
I usually shred any letters that has information about us in them.


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