Corky, am I supposed to type my real e-mail address in there? I know the password is supposed to be fake, but since you already have my e-mail, it would be no sense to use a fake one, no?? Did you mention that somewhere and I not read it correctly????
Phishing as its know, does get people that are non web savy. I had a call from a good friend just a couple of weeks back his step daughter had fallen for a fake e-mail and got her PayPal account cleared out.
Also Maxine here, was concerned that "Ebay" had been intouch with here about fraud.. she does not have a e-bay account and it did take a while to convince here that it was phishing.
The regular ones doing the rounds are PayPal, Banks.. and in the last few weeks I am getting plnetnty from Google asking for me to confirm my details...
If you have the latest version of MSIE (NOT BETA) it does have anti phishing built in, and you do get a warning if you are about to enter a dodgy site.
Virus/Spyware and Malware are not to do with phishing...
I'll add my tuppence to this, I was pretty freaked out when I received these emails; and until Neil told me how to recognise it was fake, it really freaked me out. I have now blocked the senders of those emails, and, thankfully haven't received any further. But it was really reassuring to have Neil to help on that one (another big to Neil) - they did, to the untrained eye, seem very convincing!
Done! Nobody sees my email address more! (But, to be honest, i've got spam from the slideshow and 123greetings only.)
To scary everyone more and more. To avoid of juridical probs, i won't mention real names, but i'll tell you, how did i lose money via net recently. As i hadn't got any bank card, asked my colleague to book plane tics for me. She tried. The result- there was no money in her account more, she got a crazy print, that said, the money and tics weren't confirmed, and both- avio company and bank said, that weren't their fault and they couldn't do anything. As the amount of money was small, we decided didn't start the paper-war, but beter take care of our nerves. I just want to notice you- be careful!
How many times have feelings vanished in your head? How many times must they be lost before they're said?
Its a very common occurence. Here your credit card company can be responsible for fraudulent payments in many cases, so first rule is to warn the bank/card company first. Then the police. Then the company they are imitating.
Also very important is to keep a record of everything, especially when using online shopping. You may need them as evidence when putting in a claim.
If your complaint is valid, then the bank and company do share some responsibility. The bank can only be accountable once informed and for what happens after that time, but the company has a responsibility to chase whoever is posting the links, if it is pretending to be from them. If they are aware of these and haven't acted then they can be held accountable.