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Phishing - Example of a Phishing Attack from EDT Hosting.com

What is Phishing?

Phishing is a method thieves and con men used to get personal information from you in order to steal your identity and then your money or benefits. Pretending to be from a legitimate retailer, bank, or government agency, the sender asks to “confirm” your personal information for some made-up reason: your account is about to be closed, an order for something has been placed in your name, or your information has been lost because of a computer problem. Typically, you receive an email from a bank asking you to go to its site (with the link provided) to reenter your most personal information. The link takes you to a bogus website! Another tactic phishers use is to say they’re from the fraud departments of well-known companies and ask to verify your information because they suspect you may be a victim of identity theft! In one case, a phisher claimed to be from a state lottery commission and requested people’s banking information to deposit their “winnings” in their accounts.

Domain Listing Services

FINAL NOTICE
(Please make necessary changes)
ATT: Joe Domainowner
ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT
Joe Domainowner
Joe@hisemailaddress.com
135 Joe's street
Joecity , State 44459 - US
www.JOESADOMAIN.com


 
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES:
Premium Package

 

ANNUAL WEBSITE SEARCH ENGINE LISTING
FROM  SEPT 1,2005 THRU SEPT 1,2006
TOTAL

 

$40.00
$40.00

 

 

SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES:

 

 

 

  • Custom keyword research
  • Optimized title and meta tags
  • Submission to 900 search engines and directories
  • safe follow-up re-submissions every 3 months
  • Helpful professional support
 
Inquires: 416-840-3690  

THIS IS NOT A BILL.  This is a solicitation.  You are under no obligation to pay the amount(s) stated unless you accept this offer.
 


Domain Name

www.JOESDOMAIN.com

Amount

40.00

Requested Reply Date

August 8th,2005

THIS NOTICE IS A SOLICITATION AND A RECEIPT OF PAYMENT WILL CONFIRM YOUR ANNUAL LISTING
100% SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY BACK

[ ] Please select the number of years you would like to signup for
    [ ] 1 Year   ..........  $40
    [ ] 2 Year   ..........  $60
    [ ] 5 Year   ..........  $150 (Recommended)
    [ ] 10 Year ..........  $200 (Best Value)

Total $ _______
 

Type of Credit Card (Please check one):
¸MasterCard     ¸American Express     ¸Visa     ¸Discover
Cardholder's Name: ______________________________________________________
Credit Card Number: _____________________________________________________
Credit Card Expiration Date (month/year): ________
Card Verification Number CVV2/CID (3 or 4 digits in the front or back of the card): _______
(PLEASE FILL OUT THE ADDRESS EXACTLY HOW IT APPEARS ON YOUR CREDIT CARD STATEMENT)
Street Address/Unit/Apartment/Suite #: _________________________________________________________
City: ____________________  State/Province: _____________________       
Zip/Postal Code:____________       
Country: _________________   Day/Evening Phone Number: ____________________


________________________________
Signature

________________________________
Date

**Please complete this form and fax to 1.7I8.208.42l3 in order for us to quickly process your order**
Please do not reply to this email, replies will not be delivered to us
 


The information in this letter contains confidential and/or legally privileged information from the notification processing department of the DUC. This information is intended only for the use of the individual(s) named above. Email miranda55@myway.com if you do not want to receive further updates from DUC. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents for this letter is strictly prohibited.
 

 

In short,

  • Phishing almost always involves sending out fake e-mail messages that ask the recipients to enter personal financial information, such as bank account numbers, credit card numbers, passport numbers, etc. into forms on Web sites that are designed to resemble the bank, credit card, or other company who they are claiming to be.
  • Phishing can also happen by phone. You may get a call from someone pretending to be from a company or govern

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Names used by scammers in the examples on this page and others often belong to real people and businesses who often have no knowledge of nor connection to the scammer's use of their name and information.  Sample scam emails and other documents are copies of the scam to help potential victims recognize and avoid it.  You should presume that any names used and presented here in a scam are either fictitious or used without their legitimate owner's permission.
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