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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:47 AM

My "spidy sense" tells me this not a legit email from my ISP company (wide open west)

I got this email asking for the following information;

Wowway.com! ID:
Password:
Date of Birth:
Your Country or Territory:

Was I wrong to send "them" back information that I didn't trust "them."
This seems like phishing to me.

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Reply My "spidy sense" tells me this not a legit email from my ISP company (wide open west) (Original post)
Botany Jan 2013 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2013 #1
hlthe2b Jan 2013 #2
riverwalker Jan 2013 #3
CTyankee Jan 2013 #4

Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:49 AM

1. A pretty obvious phishing expedition, IMO.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:51 AM

2. Don't ever respond to a pfish. It confirms your email address for future such mailings.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:32 AM

3. I got the call from "Microsoft"

but I laughed in his face. "Hello, I'm blah blah calling from Microsoft and we have detected a serious virus on your computer. We need you to do this and this...."

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:50 AM

4. I got that one too. The guy even gave me a phone number when I asked if I could "call him back."

I checked the number on the internet and found several complaints about scam attempts. Then I called the number and told them I had reported them to the authorities and hung up.

I also called the fraud dept of my credit card to report this call even tho I had not given the caller any cc number. I wanted them to know that this one is "out there." They hadn't heard of it but were glad I called to alert them.

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