Monday, April 26, 2010

Don't bank on it... Part two

I've had slews of emails from multiple banks (except for where I actually have my accounts) requesting me to click to up-date information or warning me of someone accessing my account. The one thing they have in common is that they want me to click on an URL to provide them with information, etc...

Yeah... As if.... If I have *any* questions regarding my financial accounts, I will type the URL in myself.

Take the time to review your financial institution's policies and procedures governing how they contact their customers ~ you'll be a lot wiser about not clicking on URL's contained in spoof mails.

I don't feel much like having an individual post each time so I thought I would start a collection:

Subject: Please restore your account !
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010

Oooooooooo nooooooooo! My imaginary account is now on restricted access!!

Subject: Your account is on restricted status !
Tue, 27 Apr 2010

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I have two blogs at the moment - Here Be Dragons which is devoted to rental scams primarily sourced through Craigslist although the proliferation of free ad sites has widened the hunting grounds. Many additions come from other sources (ie: blogs/anti-scam sites/online community ad sites) or are provided by people who want to share their experiences. There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch is for copies of scammail that I find in my mailboxes ~ sometimes I can't resist the odd acerbic comment but for the most part I post 'em because the more that people do, the fewer fools they get to gull. Dunno what to say about me that would be very interesting ~ I'm a granny who reads, gardens and crafts as the mood strikes me. :) I don't particularly care for the social predators on this planet and this blog is part of my way of saying so.