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not a virus but a scam?

by janice / February 9, 2005 11:43 AM PST

got a message from Washington Mutual [Washington@yahoo.com]wanting to comfirm info. on my account, which I don't have. They directed me to go to https://wamu/personal/welcom/comfirmusersdata.htm. which I did not do. Want to report this as it looks like the citibank scam. Problem is I don't know where to do this and am leaving on trip very early in AM for three weeks with no computer access. Could someone get back to me quickly or follow up on this to get the info. to someone who can check if I am correct. Thanks in advance Jan

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SCAM
by dawillie / February 9, 2005 11:49 AM PST

anything like that if not by mail fax or telephone is a total fraud.

david williams

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I understand - BUT
by janice / February 9, 2005 12:03 PM PST
In reply to: SCAM

I would like it reported as many people do not and I know a lot or people got caught with citibank scam and the sooner it is public the better.

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thank you for posting....
by dawillie / February 9, 2005 12:25 PM PST
In reply to: I understand - BUT

most ppl who come here read everything.

please keep those posts coming.....

informing the less informed. as it were..

david williams

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gotta go, feel free to
by janice / February 9, 2005 12:24 PM PST

follow up if anyone thinks it's the thing to do.

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WASHINTON MUTUAL...
by medichoyt / February 12, 2005 3:18 PM PST
In reply to: gotta go, feel free to

Janice, I just got the same e-mail tonight from this place. It was on the news where I live about these types of scams. Knew what it was when I saw it in my inbox. Also would like to know who to report it to.

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If you want to report these
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 12, 2005 10:15 PM PST
In reply to: WASHINTON MUTUAL...

goto the Bank/Building Society's web site .

DO NOT go there by clicking any supposed link in the email, but go direct from your web browser.

EG, if you received a phishing email supposedly from CitiBank, Google CitBank and look for a web site that holds their name after the www, (ie www.citibank.com).

In their web site you shuld normally see a message about fraudulent emails, but if not, look for a link to contact them.

But in all honesty, these financial organisations are aware of these phishing emails and all they tell you to do is delete the email without responding to it. They do try to track these people, but the scams move on very fast, and it is difficult to do so.

Good luck

Mark

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Phishing articles
by sumukh / February 19, 2005 2:25 PM PST

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