[LINK] heard of this? Scamming Credit card info.
sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Wed Jun 22 13:35:06 EST 2005
This exchange ties in with the (targeted) harvesting of Credit Card info
recently in the news... Seems that 'hackers' are being overtaken by
real organised crime.
Should the banks be getting this into the media??
> Well, my wife received similar call before from a US travel comp. They
> knew her name, her credit card number and told her that she won a trip
> to LA. What they need to know was the 4 digit expiry date. Luckily the
> credit card was cancelled month ago before the call.
> I think there is a phone/tele-marketting scam going on to try and find
> out people's identities and credit card details. My parents have
> gotten calls over the last two days which have a very similar pattern
> to them.
> 1. They claim you have won something or calling from some company like
> * eg. $2500 worth of discounts
> 2. Then they want to send some information to you and need some
> 3. In this process they try to find out
> * drivers license
> * credit card number
> * date of birth
> Luckily my parents were cynical enough not to give out any personal
> information, but I can see how some people can be easily duped.
> I was wondering if there is particular police task force etc, which
> looks into these scams.
> Or is there an Opt-Out list from tele-marketter's roles, where I can
> make sure no one calls trying to see us things.
> And would asking Telstra to keep our phone number silent help at all?
Steve Jenkin, Unix Sys Admin
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