Booband – Scram from email scams that the internet is full of. If you answer their tempting proposals, you are in serious danger of having your bank account drained. Do not give anyone any private information. Millions of people have been burned badly by such unscrupulous individuals. Accept them for what they are. They are crooks, trying to separate you from your money.
In the field of computer security, phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, credit card details, and/or bank account numbers by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
Not to be confused with, fishing, phishing does not use literal hooks, lines and sinkers, but their bait, entices you to swallow their line and give them private information that will enable them to take your money. Most methods of phishing use some form of technical deception designed to make a link in an e-mail (and the spoofed website it leads to) seem to belong to the spoofed organization. Misspelled URLs or the uses of sub-domains are common tricks used by phishers.
They often claim that they need to get their funds out of their war-torn country and offer to share a portion with you if you let them transfer it into the account in your bank. What usually happens is that you receive a worthless check, and they use your account number to withdraw all of your money. They may claim they can’t access the country’s bank account, or that they damaged it themselves and cannot access the Internet to get the money out. These checks often are counterfeit, but they will take your money anyway.
They insist on sending the money via wire transfer, which you can let them do so many times, over and over again. They ask you to wait for a cheque number from their bank, which they will send to you. Cheques number can be faked too, of course. They may want the same thing you are giving them, a cheque number so they can withdraw all your money.
They want to transfer your funds to their chequeires in the hope that you will not catch them in the money laundering scheme.
They want to send the money via Western Union in the hope that you will not trace them down.
They also, strangely enough, want to pay for the TV service you have installed in your home so they can hook themselves up to the internet in the hopes you will not track them down.
OnguardOnline.com is a site dedicated to attacking the morale of the corporate world in general, and specifically targeting the valued customers of target companies. Their recent targets have been Wal-Mart and pokerlounge99, forever more holding their crooks dearly.
When you have to expose the scam artists for what they really are, you’ve got to put them out of business. That may be too far-fetched to ever happen, but they aren’t letting up on the attack either. They’ve got more coming out every day. If they were selling through Wal-Mart and Sears at the prices they advertise, they’d be out of business, period.
The worst part is, some of these crooks settle for simple pennies a day, and they are getting more money from their victims than the companies themselves. Unfortunate as it may be, the fact of the matter is that their true home is unfortunately still in Nigeria or somewhere else where the law is not as prevalent for their crimes as it is over here.
Don’t be fooled by the fake sob stories told by the phony wealth creators. Their only goal is to get more of your hard earned money. Tell them you will never fall for their tricks. You might be richer than you think.