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Wellsfargo Customers Upgrade 2009

This lame “phishing” attempt (to steal my banking ‘identity’) was delivered via e-mail at two in the morning – a clue. How many other clues can you spot?

Dear Wellsfargo Customers Upgrade 2009

Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of the wellsfargo account we have issued this warning message.

It has come to our attention that your wellsfargo account information needs to be updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account in this year 2009 and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your personal records you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

Once you have updated your account records your wellsfargo account service will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

To update your wellsfargo records click on the following link:

Thank You.

Accounts Management As outlined in our User Agreement, wellsfargo will periodically send you information about site changes and enhancements.

Visit our Privacy Policy and User Agreement if you have any questions.

Folks, I try pretty hard to be an optimistic guy; and so I would like to think that not one single person would click on a link in an e-mail they weren’t expecting and didn’t ask for; that everyone knows to look for “https://” (“s” for “secure”) in logon URLs; understand that there are full-time criminals and frauds on the Internet (and no police) and so use a “paranoid common sense” when online… I’m even so optimistic that I hope that everyone has heard of “phishing“.

I’d like to think that this clown wasted their time infecting people’s computers with mass-mailing scripts and sending this junk over the wires as not one single person would ever be *naive* enough click… not in this day and age.
But I’m pragmatic enough to understand P.T. Barnum’s quote.

Today’s free link/download: Hulu For You – No Matter Where You Live! This article by Bill Mullins describes using a hotspot privacy tool in a very smart and creative way.

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June 11, 2009 Posted by | advice, computers, cyber crime, e-mail, hackers, Internet scam, Phishing, phraud, security, tech | 6 Comments