Fake banks, couriers, law firms, escrow and other fake sites used in scams.
#9349 by Nosht Fri May 01, 2009 11:57 am
I was emailed last week supposedly by A & L concerning my account.
It stated that I had to respond to their "suspisious" email address as my account was locked.
My account was locked but I spotted the spelling mistake in their email, examined their website which was a replica of the correct one & reported the false email to A. & L., genuine address.

Regards,

N. ;-)
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#9352 by Jillian Fri May 01, 2009 2:12 pm
What you received is a phishing email. Phishing emails are sent out in huge bulk, usually pretending to be a company such as ebay, banks, etc. The goal is to attempt to get you to submit your personal information. Reporting these to the legitimate business they are impersonating is often the quickest way to get them terminated. For others reading this who may wonder how to go about this: Do a search for the legitimate business' website. Once on their website, look for contact information for reporting spam/fraud or abuse and send them a copy of the phishing mail.

Phishing pages, though, are different than fraudulent websites used for advance fee fraud which is what we focus on here at ScamWarners. Additional information on Phishing can be found here: http://www.phishtank.com/what_is_phishing.php

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