My, those Citibank folks aren't good spellers

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Just received the following email:

_Dear_ Citi-Bank Card_holder,

ThIs letter was seent by the_ Citibank server to veerify _your _E-MAIL_ adderss_.
You must complete this process by clicking on the_ link bellow and enntering
in the small _window your Citi-Bank _Debit_ full card-nummber and CARD PIN that
you_use in_the Atm_Machine. That_is donne for your protection -5- becouse some of our
membres no longer_ have access to their e_mail addreses and we must verify it.


Oddly, I'm not even one of their "membres". :wink:
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DONT TOUCH IT!!!! I recieved one of those emails before, they are a scam, all someone (usually not the bank) is trying to do is get access to your personal information. Some people are actually stupid enough to respond to those, but now you know :D I mean honestly, why would a bank have to verify your email adress with your debit card number and ATM pin????
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*lol Yeah, it's odd to see how many non-English speaking people try to trick the unsuspecting into giving out their vitals. I mean, if you're going to try to steal, at least do it with some intellegence like this 20 year old "tried" to do:

http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/ ... 93&EID=645

Notice I said "tried".
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hmmmmmm, looks authnetic to me.

It's crazy that some people fall for these tricks (although most are better done than this lol)

Just out of curiousity - what are the underscores for?
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ROFL, thats a good story, thanx ATNO :D, you gotta admit though that was smart thinking on the kids part. Shame he couldnt have put that mind to better use. What a waste.
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just read atno's post:

Quote:
an electronic diary purportedly found on Dinh's computer, including an entry dated a month before the crime.

"I am so proud of myself for my 'hacking business' -- I will never regret what I did," Dinh allegedly wrote. "I am the best of the best Trickster. I laugh often when mom says she worries. ... Even if I go to jail -- big deal -- I will learn something there. Hahaha."


Some people :roll:

I wonder what he was hoping to get taught in prison? :lol:
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LOl we probably dont wanna know :D

Im thinking those dashes came from whatever cheap massmailing program they were using. I used a really cheap one (to my ultimate shame :oops: ) and It put dashes all over the place. Not sure why. Just a guess :)
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I guess it is supposed to break up any words that spam killers might pick up on, though I would imagine that any half decent spamkiller would strip them straight off before checking.
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That's my guess too. It did slip by the spam filter on my webmail which is less than totally effective.
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It's definetly spelled like that to pass spam filters
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No I think the mis-spellings are genuine, I doubt very much that "below", "done" and "sent" are words that spam filters look for lol
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the sad thing about this is that the author has more than likely already made lots of money from the spam
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Or is going to. Someone who commisioned me to set up his computer and internet responded to one of those. He thought it was genuine and ended up losing $12,000 dollars. So he is going to make some money from someone, gaurenteed.
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OMG that is a lot of money shark
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yup, fortunatly he sell antiques and makes like
3 to $9,000 per item so he had money, but still I know what you mean :D
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wow, that is crazy. I would not be able to stand losing that much money, even if I had it to spare. Did they ever catch the guy who scamed him?
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No, and thats really too bad. Check this out, Im an Identity Theft Consultant, and did you know that less than 5% of Identity Thieves are ever caught?
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Ive seen some of those Citi bank comercials that warn about ID thefts. They are funny, yet make you think about it as a very real threat.

Cheers to Citi for bringing the danger into the light for more people.

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