written by yuri
I received an email containing the email below.
Date:April 01, 2015
*Job Descriptions: You Will be Assigned to visit a shop
You need to “pretend” to be a normal potential customer who is looking for a particular service or product.
You Will then finish an on-line questionnaire to Share with us your customer experience.
*Requirements: 17 Years old or above. Can speak local language well.
Can read and write English. No Experience needed Like Shopping.
*Job Pay: You will get S200 for each.assignment. Most of the time you will only need to Spend 20 minutes on the visit.
Please reply this-email with the correct information below to sign up;
We will contact_you immediately as your Application has been received.
Phishing scams: T-mobile also called as Smishing
written by yuri
On march 20, 2015 at 10:58 am, I received a text message saying that I am “one lucky customer”. The message was sent to many others from +(828)200-0119. I immediately clicked it. The link took me to what looked like a T-mobile page asking me to log in with my phone number, password and last 4 digits of my social security number.
I thought this was not unusual but it turns out that this was not a legit website. After hitting log in, it did not sign me in. It sent me the same text message again so I got a little confused. After a few minutes I realized something is seriously wrong. I thought ”oh my god, this might not be a real website. So i immediately asked my husband who is an IT guy. He told me to never click on random links sent via email and never log in to any link that does not look real. I was devastated knowing that I had almost put our T-mobile account at risk. I did not know that these types of scams exist.
We changed all my actual T-mobile account information.
We did research on the actual t-mobile website on my laptop to check if there were people who had experienced the same thing. The site shared informations about “smishing” and where to report the incident if you think you got scammed. http://www.t-mobile.com/Company/PrivacyResources.aspx?tp=Abt_Tab_PhishingSMishing&tsp=Abt_Sub_IdentityTheft_SMiShing
You can also report the spam to t-mobile support .https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-2747
+(828)200-0119. This is the number of the sender. I searched it in google and found out it is from China .
“congratulations, you are one lucky customer getting credit applicable to your next month bill, for more detail vist https://tr.im/15585“
If you get this message or something similar do NOT click the link. If you do click the link and put in your information, you will need to go to your actual T-Mobile site and change all your password. Contact T-Mobile and tell them what is going on.
Beware: This is a financial scams that has been around for a while.
Subject: FW: Account Alert: IMPORTANT Notification, Action Required
An apparent fishing attempt…
From: Capital One [mailto:CapitalOneRetailServices@ebusiness.partnercardservices.com]
Subject: Account Alert: IMPORTANT Notification, Action Required
Account Alert: Service Validation.
Dear Valued Holder,
As requested, We’re writing to make sure you’re aware of a NEW change in security procedure for all account holders.Your profile and billing information needs to be validated.
Kindly follow the ONE-TIME action below in order to opt with our recent security improvement. By passing back and forth private information that only you and us know, you can feel even more secure with your online access experience. We recognize you and you recognize us.
ONE TIME ACTION:
To continue, we have sent you an attached HTML Web Page.
See e-mail attachedweb page
Download and save it
Open the attached web page
Get started by confirming your informations
Online Customer Center.
|ACCOUNT RELATED QUESTIONS
Do not reply to this message with Account-related questions. If you wish to submit a question, please contact us at capitalone.com/contactus.Capital One
P.O. Box 5226
Carol Stream, IL 60197-5226