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CAUTION
« on: July 26, 2004, 01:08:27 AM »
I got a call today from a friend of mine reguarding and e-mail they received. They wanted to know what they should do about it?



Needles to say this is a bogus e-mail looking for suckers. Be Careful.
No Bank would ever ask you to do anything like this......
« Last Edit: July 26, 2004, 01:11:20 AM by bob3160 »
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Re:CAUTION
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2004, 01:16:46 AM »
Ah another one of those foney (correctly spelled?) e-mail, just like the ones that point to a so called 'secured' website where people have to enter certain things.....  :(

Too bad, that although all the warnings that are given the last few years, people still fall for it.  >:(

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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2004, 02:22:59 AM »
Bob,

Thanks for posting this. This is obviously what it appears to be, an
attempt to gain personal information from anyone who doesn't know better. Hopefully these e-mails will not accomplish what the originator intends them to do. :-\

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Re:CAUTION
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2004, 02:48:22 AM »
Best thing to do is to contact bank directly (right away) and inform them about that e-mail. Maybe it would be a good idea to save original e-mail as well...

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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2004, 05:05:33 AM »
My ISP comcast.net, would not forward this e-mail. I received it as a forward thru netzero. Apparently comcast had already blocked these people.
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Re:CAUTION
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2004, 12:25:58 PM »
you must not trust this emails.They never send emails with a link

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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2004, 01:52:08 PM »
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They never send emails with a link
Lot's of e-mails have links.
The fact that this e-mail is not to be trusted, is why it was posted here in the first place. What makes this e-mail so dangerous is that there are still people out there who trust this kind of obvious fraud just because it comes from the Bank and it looks official.
Simple rule: if it doesn't seem right, discard it. Better to ask questions first than to be sorry later.
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Re:CAUTION
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2004, 08:25:49 PM »
the speakword by my is.Better safe then sorry ;)

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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2004, 12:47:06 AM »
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"Important information about fraudulent email scams

Some of our customers have received emails that appear to be from SunTrust, but were actually sent by imposters. These emails generally ask recipients to verify or update certain information regarding their SunTrust accounts, such as their account number, credit card number, Social Security Number, mother's maiden name or other sensitive information. These emails often tell customers that if they fail to update or verify their information, their accounts will be closed. These emails are not authorized by SunTrust and are fraudulent.

In addition, if you receive an email requiring you to sign up for Bill Pay, this is a fraudulent email. SunTrust does not require you to use the Bill Pay service.

If you believe you have received a fraudulent email, please contact SunTrust directly at
1-800-382-3232 or by email at ecommerce.risk@suntrust.com."
That is a half decent con, I have seen alot of really cheesy ones.  Suntrust is on to them it appears.  I am glad your friend had sence not to divulge his personal information.  It makes me feel bad when people fall for that kind of stuff
« Last Edit: July 27, 2004, 12:49:53 AM by RedSector »
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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2004, 12:55:56 AM »
Thanks RedSector
I've forwarded a copy of your post to my friend.
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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2004, 01:00:40 AM »
No problem  ;D Glad to help
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2004, 01:05:23 AM »
Also, Just as a precaution, I would advise your friend to change his/her password after verifying there is no keylogging malware/viruses on thier computer

EDIT: Also, no legitimate orginization should ever ask for finantial or personal information.

« Last Edit: July 27, 2004, 01:10:50 AM by RedSector »
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Re:CAUTION
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2004, 05:19:25 PM »
Actually some of the advice from the real SunTrust people should be standard procedure in any case like this -- confirm by phone before you do anything else.  Nearly any company you'll normally be dealing with should have either a local number or a toll-free one where you can speak to someone.

Probably the vast majority of these "phishing" (identity-theft) things, at least in my case, appear to come from companies that I've never dealt with, so it's pretty obvious to chuck them out without even opening them.  I've never had accounts, for instance, with CitiBank or eBay, which are two of the more common ones making the rounds these days.
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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2004, 06:45:45 PM »
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I've never had accounts, for instance, with CitiBank or eBay, which are two of the more common ones making the rounds these days.
Unfortunately, they are 2 of the largest and most widely used. eBay especially.
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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2004, 07:28:51 AM »
Fortunately I live close to my Bank and just go to its location and do my transactions if needed.  I don't trust the Internet to want to do money transactions. ;)I know that not eveyone can do this but I feel more secure by going directly to the Bank or using the phone to talk with them.