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A individual encounter with individuality theft - confidence


Some months ago, beforehand there was much hype a propos phishing and individuality theft, I became a victim.

My first feeling that I'd been scammed came from a car phone call from my bank asking if I had been to Italy or Roumania. Of avenue I had not. I was clued-up by the bank that a come to of charges for hotel bills and cash withdrawals had been made from my account. Thieves had made a bogus Debit Card with which to rifle my account.

I had in the vicinity of $1900. 00 in the balance so I had to have the bank assigning a sufficient amount from my savings to cover these charges, so as not to have my other checks "bounce". We bunged the old balance and opened a new one.

At first I could not conceive of how it happened, then I remembered. I've been an eBayer for quite a few years and I use Paypal frequently.

Some weeks beforehand I had acknowledged e-mail from eBay stating that there were some attempts to dishonestly approach my bank account and they sought to verify my bank account information. They said the be of importance was urgent and if I didn't counter on time my bill would be suspended.

I attention this was a bit odd, so I clicked on numerous links to see if it was a legitimate implication and the links worked so I complied with the request. The answer was that my examination balance was cleaned out.

Since then I have found out ways to verify whether these e-mail are bogus or not. If you visit my web site http://www. caveatemptorus. com you will find exhaustive in order in this regard. Examination a few links is not ample to verify the force of a document.

Here in a nutshell is the best way to avoid this type scam:

DO NOT Counter ANY E-MAIL asking for not public economic data. EBay, Paypal, banks and other institutions never use e-mail for such purposes.

If you are alarmed about your financial statement initiate the call yourself, then you'll know you're commerce with the right party.

NEVER GIVE YOUR PIN Amount to everybody for any reason. The only determination it has is to relieve you of your money. Merchants don't need it when you make purchases.

DO NOT USE DEBIT CARDS or your read-through bill for online or phone transactions, in spite of Paypal's inducements. Use a consumer bubble-like Belief Card. You have much advance protection.

I improved my money from the bank as this was a case of fraud, but it took a number of months. Since then I have customary any digit of comparable messages, allegedly from eBay and Paypal. You can ahead them to www. spoof@ebay. com for verification. All the ones I sent were bogus.

By: George W. Cannata
Owner and publisher of the web site:http://www. caveatemptorus. com

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