04-13-2010 09:38 PM - edited 04-13-2010 09:42 PM
How many of you received Alert E-mail from USAA?
I do not have any acct with them. So I called USAA and they told me to forward these e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Good thing ... I did not click that URL.
I also got one from FBI.
Attn: Beneficiary,It has come to notice of Federal Bureau of Investigation that your long awaiting funds worth US$10,500,000.00 only has been transferred to Bank of America to credit to your account.However, we decided to inform you about this good news so that you will be ready to receive the huge sum of money with any bank account of your choice. Moreover, we have instructed Bank Of America to hold on until we receive what is called "DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY SEAL OF TRANSFER (DIST)" from you to prove the letigimacy of the funds approval from Nigerian government.Furthermore,more details and the contact information of above stated certificate responsible issuing officer shall be given to you in my next e-mail.Note that we shall conduct immediate payment cancellation and then charge you for money laundering,for review. The FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division processes these requests to check illegal ctivities in U.S.A. Regards,Robert Mueller, III FBI Director
04-14-2010 06:56 AM
Congrats! I won the international lottery last week and hope to get my $20million soon, especially after I sent them a $5000 cashier's check. This comes on the heals of getting my doctorate after receiving an e-mail offer. Life is good.
Joking aside, crooks abound. Reminder to everyone to never ever click on any link in your inbox and circumvent that by going to the website directly. There's some really convincing e-mails out there.
04-14-2010 07:39 AM
Tragically, my long-lost relative died while overseas and left no indication as to whom to leave his fortune. Fortunately, his barrister contacted me as I am the only living relative they can find and with just a small deposit and some personal info, I can receive my justly deserved inheritance. Oh, and that barrister seems to have many dead clients with long lost relatives, because they sent me a 2nd email right after with the same situation for a person with a different name. So many people, so many long-lost relatives meeting tragic ends!
04-14-2010 08:47 AM
By the way... if you're ever curious about if the link is legit or not... hover over it and you'll see the URL. If it is not your bank's site, don't visit.
In the post above, the link was to:
As you might have already guessed, USAA is not using comcastbusiness to host their site/servers.