Wells Fargo, eBay, and Bank of America Are Scam Targets

CNET News – March 11, 2002

Masquerade is becoming a popular game online.

Scam artists are getting smart, and you’ve got to be smarter. Wells Fargo, eBay, and Bank of America have all had problems with criminals sending out emails masquerading as coming from the company. They hope clueless users will click from the email to a bogus web site and enter in critical data like SSNs, passwords, and account numbers. The payoff is that the criminals capture all the data and use it for their purposes. Very ugly. Learn how to avoid this criminal trick.

Author: Dave Nielsen

I started using computers in 1978 on the Apple II and was first online (using my “high-speed” 1200 baud modem) in 1989. I’ve managed web sites for several Fortune 500 companies and for internet start-ups. Working for one of those start-ups is what brought me into the world of credit. I was part of the the executive team that ran QSpace, the first company to offer credit reports over the internet.

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