Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Quick, give me your PIN

I'm wondering what the hit rate really is for scammers who paste a bank logo atop an email and send it out like this:
Because of unusual number of invalid login attempts on your account we had to believe that, their might be some security problem on your account
So we have decided to put an extra verification process to ensure your identity and your account security


Breaking this down:
"...we had to believe that..." I just don't like the disappointed tone.
"...their might be some security problem on your account..." Their isint.
"...So we have decided to put an extra verification process to ensure..." Put an extra verification process where? Someone got interrupted while they were typing.

People do go to the link and they do give out their security codes and socials. I can almost not stand to think of someone doing that.


I think I'll write back and tell them that their little scheme and.

4 comments:

  1. and what? What was the end of that last sentence!!

    Sometimes we get emails from the university people saying that no one will ever ask us for our pins, so we should never comply to those requests. Silly hackers, they think they're so smart.

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  2. Also, I like it when people use "their" to mean "there", and then use phrases like "verification process" which has lotsa syllables.

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