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Zeall
01-25-2007, 09:17 AM
i just got an e-mail from "BarClays bank" saying that i need to verify my spendings, and it linked me to the "BarClays" website and asked me for my account information

i must admit, to the untrained eye this was very well put together, i just didn't realise phishing has gotten so good.

For people who don't know, whenever you have to put personal information into ANY website, whether buying stuff or logging in, look for the the lock in the bottom corner, and look for the "s" after the http section of the URL, like so:

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n145/Zeall_Out_of_Date/safeshopping.jpg
(i used this site as an example)

hopefully you all know to do this, but after the very convicinge-mail i just got, i just wanted to remind/tell people about this

sorry if this is annoying, it just pisses me off so much

HornyPope
01-25-2007, 09:39 AM
Don't click promo emails period. Nothing good will come out of it.

Endymion
01-25-2007, 09:45 AM
just because it's over secure doesn't mean it's legit.

Zeall
01-25-2007, 09:50 AM
just because it's over secure doesn't mean it's legit.

as with all online transactions, but checking for these is a good place to start

Endymion
01-25-2007, 03:32 PM
the URL is a good place to start. if the email is from paypal but the link is to http://paypal.scam.ru/login.html you're a fucking retard to click on it.

tunepeg
01-25-2007, 08:09 PM
i dont understand why anyone clicks a link out of their e-mail to buy something or verify information. hasnt that been gone over thousands of times? or like with myspace, that people are still logging in when the url doesnt say login.myspace.com

HornyPope
01-25-2007, 08:56 PM
For the same reason people watch Friends? (easy example)