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A friend of mine became a victim of this and so I post this warning here.

The latest trick used by identity thieves consists of spam emails that warns the recipient that their credit union or bank or paypal account have been compromised. While typical phishing emails will direct the victim to a web site, there is no web address in these emails. Instead they provide a phone number to verify account details.

Once you call this phone number, the computer voice message says:

"Welcome to account verification. Please type your 16-digit card number."

Of course this computer voice will not mention your specific bank's/ credit union's name as it does not know anything about your identiy yet. Their goal is to get your credit card number.

What to do for your protection:

  • Never call any phone number that you found in a spam email. If you were too curious and still called, then certainly do not enter in any private information. If you want to call your bank, use their regular phone number which is probably printed on the back of your ATM card or credit card.
  • Never click on the link provided in an email you believe is fraudulent.
  • Do not open an attachment to an unsolicited email unless you have verified the source.
  • Do not be intimidated by an email or caller who suggest dire consequences if you do not immediately provide or verify information.
  • If you believe the contact is legitimate, go to the company's web site by typing in the site address directly or using a page you have previously book marked, instead of a link provided in the email.
  • Use the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) web site, www.onguardonline.gov. Consumers can take interactive quizzes designed to enlighten them about identity theft, phishing, spam and online-shopping scams. Elsewhere on the site, consumers can find detailed guidance on how to monitor their credit histories, use effective passwords and recover from identity theft.



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2010-01-29, 07:02:54
anonymous from Uzbekistan  
I recived this e-mail to From so colled Muhammed Said ABdullah mey be we will try to cach him
2010-03-26, 12:00:50   (updated: 2010-03-26, 12:06:42)
anonymous from Iran  
Hi
please check this man identity & reply in my yahoo e-mail
Thank you and please find the follow no.belong's who?
00225-60297023
00225-04816052


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2010-03-28, 02:09:52
anonymous from Iran  
mostafa azimi
na jayzei da kar na shakhsyatha vagheiand kolah bardaree
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2010-03-28, 02:18:09
anonymous from Iran  
2010-03-28, 02:20:45
anonymous from Iran  
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2010-03-28, 02:24:14
anonymous from Iran  
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etlaat shakhsi
khokaye kasif lagnt ba rishatan


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2010-03-28, 02:25:47
anonymous from Iran  
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etlaat shakhsi
khokaye kasif lagnt ba rishatan


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2010-03-28, 02:34:00
anonymous from Iran  
kolah bardariee??mostafa azimi?????????????????????????????
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etlaat shakhsi
khokaye kasif lagnt ba rishatan


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2010-03-28, 02:46:11
anonymous from Iran  
kolah bardari mostafa
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2010-04-05, 01:27:15
anonymous from Mexico  
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I receibed to many emails from different cities and offices, including UN, us border protection, migeria diplomatic servie an some from rev. and military people. All them offering helping me on my funds money transfer, money thats I don´t know where they come from. Actually, scram mail. But it sounds like very good. Some thing like this.


UNITED NATIONS
(WORLD BANK ASSISTED PROGRAMME)
DIRECTORATE OF INTERNATIONAL
PAYMENT AND TRANSFERS.
870 UNITED NATIONS PLAZA 20-A NEW YORK NY 10017
WIRE TRANSFER/AUDIT U NIT
Our Ref: WB/NF/UN/XX027

ATTN: BENEFICIARY,

IRREVOCABLE RELEASE OF YOUR PAYMENT

We have actually been authorized by the newly appointed UN secretary
general Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, and the governing body of the UNITED NATIONS
monetary unit, This is to inform you that I came to Nigeria yesterday from
London, after series of complains from the FBI and other Security agencies
from Asia, Europe, Oceania, Antarctica, South America and the United
States of America to investigate the unnecessary delay of your
inheritance fund, recommended and approved in your favor.

During the course of our investigation, we discovered with dismay that
your payment has been unnecessarily Delayed by corrupt officials of the
Bank who are Trying to divert your money into
their private accounts, to forestall this, security for your funds Was
organized
in the form of your personal Identification number (PIN) ATM CARD this
will enable only you have direct Control over this fund, we will handle
this payment
ourselves to avoid the hopeless situation created by the Officials of
the bank.

We obtained an irrevocable payment guarantee on your Payment from the
presidency. We are happy to inform you that based on our
recommendation/instructions;your Entire Inheritances fund has been
credited
in your favor through ATM card. You are therefore advice to send your
contact details to REV ROGER HEDGES International Audit unit, United
Nations Liaison Office in West Africa Lagos Nigeria:
EMAIL:rbwashingtion@yahoo.co.jp TELEPHONE:+234-7030627202

to collect your original payment slip with your ATM card.

They will issue you an ATM card that you can use to withdraw money in any
ATM machine in any part of the world, but the maximum is Ten Thousand
dollars per a day. So if you like to receive your funds through this means,
kindly let us know by contacting the card payment center and also send the
following information as stated below to them as directed above.

1. YOUR FULL NAMES, PHONE AND FAX NUMBER NO
2. ADDRESS WERE YOU WANT THEM TO SEND THE ATM CARD TO (P.O BOX NOT
ACCEPTABLE)
3. YOUR AGE AND CURRENT OCCUPATION
4. Home Equity {YES OR NO}



NOTE: YOU ARE ADVICED TO FURNISH REV HEDGES WITH YOUR CORRECT CONTACT
DETAILS.AND ALSO BE INFORMED THAT THE AMOUNT TO BE PAID NOW IS $8.3
MILLION THE REST WILL BE PAID TO YOU IN A LATER DATE. YOU ARE ALSO TO
FURNISH HIM WITH
A COPY OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT OR ANY VALID SIGN OF IDENTIFICATION

Right now, as directed by our secretary general Mr. Ban Ki-Moon,We are
working in collaborations with the Nigerian government/world bank and
have decided to waive away all your clearance fees/Charges and
authorize the Government of Nigeria to effect the payment of your
compensation of an amount of $8.3 million approved by both the British
government and the UN into your account without any delay. The only
fee you will pay to confirm your fund in your account, is your
Notarization fee to the UN.


We expect your urgent response to this email to enable us monitor this
payment effectively thereby making contact with Rev. (Dr) Roger Hedges as
directed
to avoid further delay. You are also advised to call him on phone immediately
you sent him an email or immediately you received this message to discuss
more with him about your payment.

CONGRATULATIONS.
CAPT. JAMES C. WILLIAMS
UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK


Be carefull yourselves.

2012-09-18, 19:11:52
[hidden] from Morocco  
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i m mohamed elyamnaoui from morocco. i haven t anything .i m in a jobless and my life is very bad. without family .i m single . i like the help from one person so as to change my life . my phone is 212-659567986.
i wait the help from all world.
2012-12-11, 05:31:30
anonymous from United States  
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Hello
Do you need a loan?if yes first
we will like you to fill the loan application form first,
All we want from you is trust and understanding so you have to
fill the loan application form below.

LOAN APPLICATION FORM

First Name:—————————
LaName: —————————
Sex:——————— —
Age:—————————
Nationality:——————————
Place of Birth:—————————
Marital Status:—————————
Cur rent Occupation:—————————
Monthly Income:—————————
Amount Needed:______________________
Phone Number/s:—————————
Email Address:—————————
Curr rent House Address:—————————
Want to Relocate YES OR NO:———————-
ZCode: —————————
Religion:______________________________________
National ID Card:___________________________
Thanks
Mr.Beery Peery
Urgent mail is Needed asps to this mail beery_loan@sify.com
2012-12-11, 05:36:40
anonymous from United States  
Hello
Do you need a loan?if yes first
we will like you to fill the loan application form first,
All we want from you is trust and understanding so you have to
fill the loan application form below.

LOAN APPLICATION FORM

First Name:—————————
LaName: —————————
Sex:——————— —
Age:—————————
Nationality:——————————
Place of Birth:—————————
Marital Status:—————————
Cur rent Occupation:—————————
Monthly Income:—————————
Amount Needed:______________________
Phone Number/s:—————————
Email Address:—————————
Curr rent House Address:—————————
Want to Relocate YES OR NO:———————-
ZCode: —————————
Religion:______________________________________
National ID Card:___________________________
Thanks
Mr.Beery Peery
Urgent mail is Needed asps to this mail beery_loan@sify.com
2012-12-11, 05:37:00
anonymous from United States  
Hello
Do you need a loan?if yes first
we will like you to fill the loan application form first,
All we want from you is trust and understanding so you have to
fill the loan application form below.

LOAN APPLICATION FORM

First Name:—————————
LaName: —————————
Sex:——————— —
Age:—————————
Nationality:——————————
Place of Birth:—————————
Marital Status:—————————
Cur rent Occupation:—————————
Monthly Income:—————————
Amount Needed:______________________
Phone Number/s:—————————
Email Address:—————————
Curr rent House Address:—————————
Want to Relocate YES OR NO:———————-
ZCode: —————————
Religion:______________________________________
National ID Card:___________________________
Thanks
Mr.Beery Peery
Urgent mail is Needed asps to this mail beery_loan@sify.com
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