Monday, December 8, 2008

Another bizzare phishing expedition...

...and there are trusting souls out there who will fall for this!

Your Password has beed disabled
U.S. Bank Password show details 11:15 AM (51 minutes ago)
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Dear U.S. Bank Customer,
Your password has beed entered incorrectly three times.For security, we have disabled your password.
To re-enable your password, please go to :"disabled link"
and follow the security steps from there.
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If you have any questions, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at: "disabled link".

I have deleted the links to prevent accidentally going to that site. Quite disgusting and blatant cons...and not that I highlighted aol's advice in green!
Can you imagine how scary this could be to some elderly widow? If you know of ANYONE who is vulnerable to these scams, please warn them...and show them what to look out for!
Notice too the lack of facility or acquaintance with spell check!

5 comments:

Brooke said...

This is another old scam that I cannot believe some people fall for. Sheesh.

The Merry Widow said...

T'ain't THAT the truth?
I guess the name, Merry Widow, causes some to think I'm an easy and gullible mark...

tmw

Z said...

I think we'd be surprised at how many people would fall for this.

This is a public service, TMW....I hope people send this to their elderly loved ones!

The Merry Widow said...

I hope so too!
It is a terrible thing to play upon the vulnerbility and trusting nature of the elderly...or desperate. But there are ghouls and vultures aplenty...
G*D bless and MARANATHA!

tmw

Elmers Brother said...

I wonder also who falls for this crap...it seems blatantly obvious to me