advertisement
Forums

The Forum is sponsored by 
 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the Tips and Deals forum
New Hi Tech Phishing scam.....
Posted by: samintx
Date: April 28, 2006 04:46AM
We all are familiar with the email directing us to a website...well, the WSJ reports a newer twist on this.

The same Bank email BUT it tells you to call an 800 number. At the end of the phone a recorded voice asks for your account info (supposedly to access your account) numbers, password....etc. After they get the personal info I don't know what happens on the phone but you get skinned otherwise.

All sounds legit with the phone but....you know what happens.

There must be a bundle in these scams for people to set up all the stuff to play "gottcha".
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: New Hi Tech Phishing scam.....
Posted by: mikebw
Date: April 28, 2006 06:14AM
This could be funny-

Call up the real bank, them to call you back at the number provided in the email, hilarity ensues.

- Hello this is Bank, please provide your account name ad numb...
- Hold on, who is this?
- Why this is the Bank...
- No THIS is the Bank, what are you trying to pull?!
- uh, I don't know what you're talking about, uh, HEY LOOK PONIES!!! <click>
- ROTFLOLOMGWTF
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: New Hi Tech Phishing scam.....
Posted by: mikebw
Date: April 28, 2006 06:16AM
Oh, just thought of another one.

Since it is an 800 number, (assuming you have nothing but time on your hands) you could just repeatedly call them and mash down buttons on your phone for hours at a time. Might get old quick, but it would sure piss them off too!
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: New Hi Tech Phishing scam.....
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: April 28, 2006 06:28AM
wouldn't that be illegal? smiling smiley



******************************

******************************
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: New Hi Tech Phishing scam.....
Posted by: Donkey Hotay
Date: April 28, 2006 08:01AM
Got a fax machine? Try faxing a newspaper ad (or other suitable material) to that 800 number. Repeatedly.

Sure that's an 800 (toll free) number? Not a 900 (hypertoll) number?




=DH
Donkey (Ye Olde Farte of ye Internette) Hotay is a Tilted Windmill® enterprise.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: New Hi Tech Phishing scam.....
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 28, 2006 11:07AM
You have to understand that fraud like this, and phishing, hacking, etc...

Well, in 2005 this kind of criminal activity netted the criminals more money than the entire illegal drug trade.

And the penalties are lower.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: New Hi Tech Phishing scam.....
Posted by: haikuman
Date: April 28, 2006 11:42AM
Bank of Hawaii got hammered in Feb. by these Phishing scams
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: New Hi Tech Phishing scam.....
Posted by: Panopticon
Date: April 28, 2006 05:06PM
cbelt3 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> You have to understand that fraud like this, and
> phishing, hacking, etc...
>
> Well, in 2005 this kind of criminal activity
> netted the criminals more money than the entire
> illegal drug trade.
>
> And the penalties are lower.


Precisely. Also, you don't need to have weapons laying about,
or worrying about your competitiors or some SWAT Team
blasting you to hell either!
No 'kingpin' life without parole sentences, I'm sold eye popping smiley










Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 105
Record Number of Users: 186 on February 20, 2020
Record Number of Guests: 5122 on October 03, 2020