Saturday, 18 June 2011

Alert about your billing information on file

NEVER fill in a form that asks you for all your credit card information.  If there really is a problem with your Tiscali - or any other online account - log directly into it.  NEVER click on a link in an email that claims there is a problem with your account.  ALWAYS enter the address of TalkTalk (your bank, Paypal or whatever) directly into your browser.

This scammer is hoping you will give him all your credit card info (see screenshot below).

If you think  you have accidentally given your credit card info to a scammer, contact your bank immediately.

Dear Customers
This e-mail has been sent to you by TalkTalk© UK Forms to inform you that we were unable to process your most recent payment of bill.This might be due to either of the following reasons:

1. A recent change in your personal information. (eg: billing address, phone)
2. s_ubmitting incorrect information during bill payment process.

Due to this, to ensure that your service is not interrupted, we request you to confirm and update your billing information today by clicking here.

If you have already confirmed your billing information then please disregard this message as we are processing the changes you have made.

TalkTalk UK
Billing© Department
Thanks for your co-operation.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

It's been a long time since I posted a fake PayPal email here, so here is one.

How do I know it's fake? Lots of giveaways, but the main one is that it doesn't include my registered PayPal username. Read it closely and you'll find lots of mistakes.

NEVER click on a link in an email that claims to come from Paypal. ALWAYS enter the address of the paypal website directly into your browser. If there is a problem with your account you will see it after you log in.

If you think you have accidentally given your Paypal account details to a scammer, change your password and contact Paypal immediately

We need your help


Dear valued PayPaI® Customer,

We need your help resolving an issue with your account. To give us time to
work together on this, we've temporarily limited what you can do with your
account until the issue is resolved.

What's the problem?

We noticed some unusual activity on the credit card linked to your PayPaI® account.

Case ID Number: PP-001-212-055-698

How you can help

It's usually pretty easy to take care of things like this. Most of the
time, we just need a little more information about your account.

To help us with this and to find out what you can and can't do with your
account until the issue is resolved, please proceed to our secure webform by
clicking here.



Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you
will not receive a response.


Copyright © 1999-2011 PayPaI®. All rights reserved.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Order Request - Box Dumpers

As the email address this was sent to has absolutely nothing to do with *(Box Dumpers)* I'm guessing this is a scam.  One where the scammer is supposed to fill in the blank space between the brackets!
I'd also guess that if you reply and send a quote, Mr "Soon" will reply and either:
a) use a fake credit card number or (more likely)
b) ask to pay you more than you quoted and pass the excess on to a third party.  
In fact, I think I might try answering him to see what he says.
Hello Good Day
My Name is David  Soon and I will like to know whether you carry *(Box
Dumpers)* in stock for sale. If yes, email me back each size and with the
prices of (1) attached to it so that i will let you know the size and
quantity i will be ordering.... More over I will like to know whether you do
accept credit card as the method of payment....
Hope to read from you again....Stay Blessed.
Kind regards
David  Soon

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Your account was accesed by a third part

I hope I don't have to tell you that you should NEVER download an attachment that claims to come from your bank and that you should NEVER reconfirm your bank details online.  These emails are all from scammers who are after you bank details and/or credit card details so they can help themselves to your money.
Dear Customer,

We detected irregular activity on your HSBC
Internet banking account on 07/06/2011.

For your protection, you must verify this
activity before you can continue using your

Please download the document attached to this
email to review your account activity.

We will review the activity on your account
with you and upon verification,

we will remove any restrictions placed on
your account. 

If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice
but to temporary suspend your account.

We ask that you allow at least 72 hours for the case to be
investigated and we strongly recommend to verify your
account in that time.

Best Regards,
Colette Nugent
Head of Customer Communications

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