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Q. I got a call from a man this weekend telling me he represented my bank and that they were having difficulty meeting requirements to be computer ready for the year 2000. He said all bank customers would need to transfer their accounts to a bond account specially designed to protect our money until the bank could fully comply with Y2K requirements. He then said to verify that he was talking to the proper account person I needed to confirm information about myself, my account numbers and then give verbal authorization to transfer funds to this specially designed account. I don't trust folks who do this kind of thing, so I asked him which of the banks I used he represented. He was not able to tell me and hung up. Please pass this information to friends or family, because this is a huge scam going on all across the country. Some people would be scared to think they would loose all their money (which he said was sure to happen if I didn't transfer the money) and would supply the information without first checking it out. Just passing this along so you'd be aware and beware.
A Thanks. I'll put this to good use!
-- Deborah (email@example.com), April 09, 1999
Heard,somewhere,a couple of weeks ago,there is a very similar scam going on involving credit cards.Canadians were targeted & the point of the exercise was to get the credit card number instead of bank account number.
-- Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 10, 1999.