Phishing By 419

from the mix-and-match dept

Scammers looking for the latest trick in finding suckers have figured that two scams must be better than one, and have tried combining a phishing scam with a "advance fee" 419 scam. Basically, the scam involves an email sent to users saying that a large sum of money has been deposited in a bank, and gives them the login info (similar to a 419 scam). However, it's done at a fake bank website (like a phishing scam). Then, they ask for the user's real bank account info in order to transfer the loot, and the scammers go to town with the real bank account info.

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    Happy Jack, 19 Feb 2005 @ 7:13pm

    Phishing by 419

    I never bother opening these things, but I assume the three different offers of vast amounts of money waiting in my in box this morning were examples of this scam. How a recipient could possibly think that anyone (let alone three "different" people) is just dying to offload a small fortune on them is beyond comprehension...

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      Anonymous Coward, 21 Feb 2005 @ 6:45am

      Re: Phishing by 419


      ... and the idiots that fall for this latest scam deserve to get royally screwed.

      Yes, they do deserve it because anyone that thinks they are going to get something for free from someone they don't even know needs to be fleeced.

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        Joe Schmoe, 22 Feb 2005 @ 7:55am

        Re: Phishing by 419

        I getting rather tired of these scams being called identity theft.

        No one is taking this info - stoopid sh!ts are giving it away.

        It's identity "gifting"...

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