Another email scam!

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by MikeHawthorne, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    Here's another one to watch out for.

    I just received an email telling me that another computer has tried to log into my Bank of America account.
    It has a big button that says "Log into the customer account center and verify your identity." or something to that effect.

    The thing is, I don't have a Bank of America account!

    I'm sure that if I had hit the log in button it would have started asking me for my personal information.

    Unbelievably, I still get those "We need to transfer money from Nigeria and we need your help!" things once in a while.

    I can't believe that anyone would fall for that, but if no one did they wouldn't still be trying it.

    We have a friend whose elderly mother was routinely hit up by the republican party for donations.
    They got thousands of dollars out of here before her daughter got a lawyer and stopped it.

    I'm so paranoid about security anymore that I spend a lot of time just on that.

    But you can't be too careful anymore.

    Mike
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    "I can't believe that anyone would fall for that, but if no one did they wouldn't still be trying it." There's always one mate and that's all they need to keep 'em sending 'em.
     

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