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Banking scam

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Xaviers, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Xaviers

    Xaviers Regular Member

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    This is the end of a message I received about 15 minutes ago saying

    somebody tried to log on to my wells fargo account and failed 3 times. Anybody seen this before?

    It's obviously a scam but I don't have a clue how I could've been

    connected to a wells fargo account. I don't do online banking. It redirects to fraseryaya.com/scripts/go2g....

    There was a link here but I took it out

    If you have already confirmed your information then please disregard this message.

    Regards,
    Wells Fargo Bank security team
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    © Copyright Wells Fargo Online. - All rights reserved.

     
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  2. bk071

    bk071 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    do you tell us you haven't received anything like this before?

    ignore and stay away from clicking any link in that message, however it seems you already did that
     
  4. Xaviers

    Xaviers Regular Member

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    Wow these scams are getting more sophisticated. I read that and couldn't believe how out of the loop I am.
     
  5. zverr

    zverr Regular Member

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    It is called phishing. Scammers send millions of emails to random people, Very low % actually open the link and fill in their info. Then the scammers use this info to transfer money. Generally the email lists are not targeted so a very big % of the receivers don't use the service or bank that is being spammed. Ignore it or you can report it to wells fargo.
     
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    I get 2 or 3 a day now saying 'Security notice- please confim your account details' at banks im not even with.

    Total scams
     
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    ya i have been getting them for paypal acc
     
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    paincake Power Member

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    Always look to the left of the address bar. If you see this (a green lock in chrome or blue/green block in firefox), you're safe:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Unless your system is already infected, of course.
     
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