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Old 03-17-2006, 05:45 PM   #11
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Another tip to watch out for if you're worried you might have a phishing email: Hover your cursor over the link they provide. I've gotten links claiming to point to https://www.paypal.com, but the status bar at the bottom of the page told me that if I clicked the link I was going to go to some crazy .ro website.
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Old 03-18-2006, 09:50 AM   #12
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Speak of the devil... I got this mail in my spam folder this morning. I don't even have a Skype account. This one was particularly sloppy - I could see all the HTML tags, and it illustrates exactly what I was talking about.
(not to mention the misspellings of "access" and "choice". Official e-mails tend to be thoroughly spell-checked.)
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We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in to your Skype


account from a foreign IP address and we have reasons to believe that


your account was hijacked by a third party without your authorization.





If you recently tried to accesse your account while traveling, the unusual log


in attempts may have been initiated by you. However, if you are the


rightful holder of the account, just click on the link below and login using
your most frequently used IP address.


</p>



https://secure.skype.com/store/membe...count_hijacked








If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choise but to


temporaly suspend your account.





We ask that you allow at least 48 hours for the case to be investigated


and we strongly recommend to verify your account in that time.








Sincerely,


Skype Accounts Department</p>
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Old 03-19-2006, 09:30 PM   #13
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Ok, I got this email today (and I DO have an account with Chase):

Chase Bank OnlineŽ Department Notice


You have received this email because you or someone had used your account from different locations.
For security purpose, we are required to open an investigation into this matter.

In order to safeguard your account, we require that you confirm your banking details.
To help speed up this process, please access the following link so we can complete the verification of
your Chase OnlineŽ Banking Account registration information :
To get started, please click the link below:

https://chaseonline.chase.com/chaseo.../sso_logon.jsp

Please Note:
If we do no receive the appropriate account verification within 48 hours, then we will assume this Chase Bank account is fraudulent and will be suspended. The purpose of this verification is to ensure that your bank account has not been fraudulently used and to combat the fraud from our community.


Regards,

Chase Bank - Chase OnlineŽ Banking Department


I am assuming that this would be fraudulent?
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Old 03-19-2006, 09:58 PM   #14
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Most likely. If there really was an important notice regarding your account, they would probably address you by your full name. If you're really concerned, type the link into your address bar yourself instead of clicking it.
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Old 03-20-2006, 07:38 AM   #15
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AND...now that I think about it, call, or send a real letter to you.
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I got one of those from "Chase" last week and continually get them from Pay Pal and EBay.

Never, never go to those sites and offer you information!!
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