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Phishing warnings
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/01/AR2006040100171_pf.html

Apparently, the evil people trying to get your information are getting smarter. Expect stuff to be addressed to you by name.

Basic rules?
1. Don't click links in e-mails.
2. If it's paypal, go to paypal.com in your browser, and check your account for suspicious activity. There'll usually be none. If it's eBay, go to ebay.com. Etc.
3. Forward the e-mail to security / support. Usually, they'll get back to you.

Via http://www.fightidentitytheft.com/how-to-report-scams.html
Here is the contact info for some of the most targeted companies:
Best Buy bestbuysecurityinfo@postfuture.com
Citi emailspoof@citigroup.com
EarthLink fraud@corp.earthlink.net
eBay spoof@ebay.com
PayPal spoof@paypal.com
Washington Mutual spoof@wamu.com
Wells Fargo Contact Us Page

Also consider forwarding the email to spam@uce.gov. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will place your email in a database and use the combined information to track down and prosecute the scammer/spammers.


Also useful, is the cheat-sheet for reaching human operators, in the case that you do fall for spam:
http://www.fightidentitytheft.com/blog/?p=32

[edit] Addressed, not Address.

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jaiwithani From: jaiwithani Date: April 2nd, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's cool, I've developed a fool-prood method to see if anyone is tampering with any of your accounts. Just send me your paypal, ebay, and credit card info, and I'll let you know if your account shows any signs of suspicious activity. Check out my legitimate website at http://paypol.ebay.gov.jpeg.adobe.com.0rg.guv.net
ibneko From: ibneko Date: April 2nd, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
::snickers:: oh, but are you insured with the world's top three insurance companies?
faerunner From: faerunner Date: April 5th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have multiple email addresses, so it's easy to tell what's spam mail.
The spammers never send their mail to the right account - I don't have PayPal linked to my Hotmail account! :D
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