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Old 04-04-2007, 03:04 PM   #1
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For all those that have had brushes with Phishing, Vishing or other scam attempts,

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For any other person interested in protecting your financial and identity data

EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW IT ALL ALREADY....

Here'* a good article detailing some of the latest and more efficient methods being used today to get your valuable info. Check out a few of the links in the article for more good stuff.

Your phone may be under attack - MSN Money
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One of the things I hate about being unemployed is my contact information has gotten passed to a lot of people. So, as much as I hate to, I do not answer my phone. If it'* a job offer, I just have to hope they want me bad enough to leave a message.

But, now that I "said that out loud", it sounds stupid. I know my bank would never call me asking for that kind of info. They would send a letter asking me to call them. But, I'm still missing all the telemarketers than sxcan the resume sites for customers....
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I know what you mean.

When I was looking for a job a while back and posted my resume and info on all the better sites, I was flooded by crap and scam "offers".

I didn't post this to scare anyone or make anyone paranoid, just to educate us all a bit further and caution about being careful with your personal information.
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One of the things I hate about being unemployed is my contact information has gotten passed to a lot of people. So, as much as I hate to, I do not answer my phone. If it'* a job offer, I just have to hope they want me bad enough to leave a message.

But, now that I "said that out loud", it sounds stupid. I know my bank would never call me asking for that kind of info. They would send a letter asking me to call them. But, I'm still missing all the telemarketers than sxcan the resume sites for customers....
No wonder when I call you, you don't ever answer.
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Maybe you should leave a message....

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I think if anyone actually got a hold of any of my information, they would turn tail and run. They can have all my bills, and I sure as hell don't have any money.

And telemarketer calls are usually very quick: "No, I don't have any credit cards. No, I don't have a checking/savings account."

The sad thing is, it'* true...
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MOS....I dunno about you, because I have left you messages before lol....

This is what you should do with Telemarketers.....

http://joshualowry.vox.com/library/a...ab8c18e1d.html

LMFAO
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i got TWO of those fake verify your account emails from "Chase" the other day. I know they where fake though just by looking a the address they came from...
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I get those and I don't even know where a chase bank is in Minnesota lol.
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