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    Default SCAM! Trying to get your Visa card number!

    Just received an email I never seen before, that goes like this, it is a SCAM by the way:

    " From:"verifiedbyvisa@visa.com" <verifiedbyvisa@visa.com> Add to Address Book To:"Visa Owner" <xx> Subject: Your Visa card will become unavailable for online transaction since the 1st of June! Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 02:27:15 +0000 Since the 1st of June all the online stores participating in Verified by Visa
    will not accept for online transaction Visa cards not registered in Verified
    by Visa. Be sure to activate your card before the 1st of June or you will not
    be able to use your Visa card for online transaction.


    HOW IT WORKS - VERIFIED BY VISA
    Verified by Visa protects your existing Visa card with a password you
    create, giving you assurance that only you can use your Visa card online.
    Simply activate your card and create your personal password. You'll get the
    added confidence that your Visa card is safe when you shop at participating
    online stores.


    HOW IT WORKS - ACTIVATING YOUR CARD
    You may activate Verified by Visa for your Visa card by entering your card
    number over our secure server. If your card issuer is participating in
    Verified by Visa (most issuers are) you'll complete a brief activation process.
    You'll verify your identity, create your Verified by Visa password and you're
    done.


    HOW IT WORKS - SHOPPING WITH VERIFIED BY VISA
    Your card is automatically recognized.
    Once your card is activated, your card number will be recognized whenever you
    purchase at participating online stores. You'll enter your password in the
    Verified by Visa window, your identity will be verified, and the transaction
    will be completed.


    NOTE
    If you already have your personal password with Verified by Visa but nevertheless
    got this email, you must go through the activating process again as
    the last activation of your Visa card had not been done properly.


    Check availability and activate your Visa card over our secure server:
    http://visa-protect.com/personal/sec...vbv/index.html



    Support Team
    Verified by Visa"

    As you can see, the above address is NOT secured even! :-)
    Last edited by hongsien; 25th May 2005 at 11:57 AM.

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    When you buy on-line, usually the shops that you buy from has a link to their own CC web address (usually secured and it should start with https://....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongsien
    When you buy on-line, usually the shops that you buy from has a link to their own CC web address (usually secured and it should start with https://....)

    a simple measure of security will be never to reveal your confidential details over the email.

    always look out for the secure transaction symbol (a lock) when performing transactions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mervlam
    a simple measure of security will be never to reveal your confidential details over the email.

    always look out for the secure transaction symbol (a lock) when performing transactions.
    Yes, thats why they are asking you to go to a link.......many people outthere that still fall for it!

    HS

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    the link seems to be down :P



    Quote Originally Posted by hongsien
    Yes, thats why they are asking you to go to a link.......many people outthere that still fall for it!

    HS

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    what if the spoof site has a lock too?
    Quote Originally Posted by mervlam
    always look out for the secure transaction symbol (a lock) when performing transactions.

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    normally, i just delete any mail related to bank account, visa card number, login password, etc....

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