Friday, October 15, 2010

Just takin' out the trash....

Sometimes there's just so much crap, I don't even want to consider individual posts so here's the current lot from just one email addy.

Let's start with these and keep in mind one little thing ~ I have never (and likely never will) had a Scotiabank account:

From: "Scotia OnLine Bank"
Subject: New Message - Access Limited
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010

Dear  Scotia OnLine  Customer,

We have temporarily limited access to your account. We have reasons to beleive that your account may have been accessed by someone else.

Instructions to customer:

Log in as soon as possible to activate your Scotia OnLine access.

Thank you for taking the time to resolve this problem.

Scotia Bank Online Department

From: "ScotiaBank"
Subject: Important Message
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010

(Just contained a link)

From: "Scotia OnLine"
Subject: 1 New Message - Communication Center
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010

You have received this email because we have strong reason to believe that your account had been recently
compromised. In order to prevent any fraudulent activity from occurring we are required to open an investigation into this matter. To speed up this process, you are required to verify your ScotiaOnLine  account by following the link below.

Click here to update your account.  (So what would a  bank account have to do with jeep seat covers?  BTW, this just showed as a click link ~ I had copied the source information from the email and got to see more of what I was clicking on,)
If your account informations are not updated within the next 72 hours, then we will assume this account is fraudulent and will be suspended. We apologize for this inconvenience, but the purpose of this verification is to ensure that your account has not been fraudulently used and to combat fraud.

Thank you for your attention on this serious matter. We apologize for any delay in resolving this

From: "Scotiabank"
Subject: You have 1 New Message: Confirm your account!
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2010"

And then there's this lot...:

From: Facebook Dating Alert
Subject: You have (11) new Facebook Local Dating Matches
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010

Click for your Local Facebook Dating Matches

From: Facebook Flirt App
Subject: You have secret admirers on Facebook, Find Now
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010

Click for your Local Facebook Dating Matches

But wait ~ there's more:

From: News 1 Report
Subject: Urgent: Shocking Investigation Report
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010

Click for your shocking news report!

Subject: You've received $1000 Wal-Mart Fall Makeover
From: Fedex Notice
Tue, 12 Oct 2010

Click to receive your Wal-Mart Gift of 1000USD

From: Walmart Surprise
Subject: You've received $1000 Wal-Mart Card | Redeem Now
Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2010

You're Wal-Mart Card is Ready, Click Now

From: ExperianScores
Subject: Notice: Your Credit Score has Changed - View Now
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010

Click for your updated credit scores from all places

From: EquifaxScores
Subject: Important  Notice: Credit Score Modification Alert
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010

Your credit score has beenc hanged - View all 3 now

From: OrchardBank MasterCard
Subject: You've been pre-approved for Orchard Bank Mastercard
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010

You've been pre-qualified for a Orchard Bank PrePaid MasterCard, Click Now

From: Orchard Bank
Subject: You're pre-qualified for Orchard Bank Mastercard
Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2010

Click for your Orchard Bank Card

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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.