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meechingman

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You just can't get quality hackers, er staff, these days.
« on: April 28, 2008, 12:36:58 pm »

Now we all get these ruddy phishing emails but, jeez, if they really wanted to con you, you'd think they'd at least get the spelling and grammar checked before they tried to pass themselves off as your bank's IT or Security section! Get a load of this one, left exactly as received, but with the dodgy link removed, of course!

Nationwide Customer
 
 Because of unusual number of invalid login attempts on you account, we had to believe that,
 their might be some  security problem on you account.
So we have decided to put an extra verification process to ensure your identity and your account security.
Please follow the link below and fill in the necessary requirements :

Please sign in to Online Banking to continue to the verification process and ensure your account security. It is all about your security.
 Thank you. and visit the customer service section.

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Re: You just can't get quality hackers, er staff, these days.
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008, 12:49:10 pm »

It never ceases to amaze me how people think of these ways to fleece you - and the 'cahone's' to carry it off!

How much could they acheive if they put their creative talents into something legitimate.
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Re: You just can't get quality hackers, er staff, these days.
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2008, 01:37:16 pm »

My favoruite virus / joke.....
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Re: You just can't get quality hackers, er staff, these days.
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2008, 01:56:55 pm »

It never ceases to amaze me how people think of these ways to fleece you - and the 'cahone's' to carry it off!

How much could they acheive if they put their creative talents into something legitimate.

Does anybody actually still fall for this, any emails I now get from the bank regardless of which one, I just delete without reading.
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Re: You just can't get quality hackers, er staff, these days.
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2008, 02:55:28 pm »

If you have an automated system for sending a million emails, you only need one sucker to make it all worth while.  The world is still full of suckers.
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Re: You just can't get quality hackers, er staff, these days.
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2008, 08:15:14 pm »

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Does anybody actually still fall for this, any emails I now get from the bank regardless of which one, I just delete without reading.

You know LB, there are still people who fall for them - and for the lottery wins, the free this and the wonder that. It's the nature of human beings to be greedy enough to think they'll get something for nothing -  sad but that's who these devious bu99ers prey on.
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Re: You just can't get quality hackers, er staff, these days.
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2008, 11:32:10 am »

It's often said 'you can't con an honest man' but you can con a gullible one. Bank phising being a case in point.

Constant vigilance is the price of internet banking... or somesuch

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