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Old 02-23-2006, 11:25 AM   #1
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I keep getting these fake emails saying that I need to update my chase bank account, a while back it was my ebay account. I know they are just phishing for my personal info, but how can I stop it? Is there somewhere to forward these emails so someone can get caught? Worse than those annoying phone calls used to be.........Duane
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Old 02-23-2006, 11:30 AM   #2
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Many ISP's, if you're using their web mail, allow you to mark the message as junk mail so others wont get it. Eventually if/when enough people report something, you'll stop getting the bulk of it.

Also a good number of the banks and ebay and so forth have a security department you can forward messages to. I find that I'm person number 25,984 that sent it to them, however.

Apparently the banks and other businesses dont really have much motivation to 'catch' them...its not their problem!

One of the major banks around here is now trying to get their customers to pay them an annual fee to "protect" them from identify theft and theft of their money. My dad was with that bank. When he closed his account and they asked him why, he said it was because they obviously werent protecting him or his assets, hence the new pay-for service. He'd go with a bank that made an effort to do that regardless...
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Old 02-23-2006, 06:11 PM   #3
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annual fee to "protect" them from identify theft and theft of their money.
Isn't that kinda' like having the customers tip the security officer at the bank for guarding the vault?
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Apparently the banks and other businesses dont really have much motivation to 'catch' them...its not their problem!
I guess they don't mind spammers misusing their business logo and name since they probably can't make any money if they could catch them.
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Sure. Its not their money. Why spend their money to protect yours unless theres something in it for them?
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