ALERT: Be careful if you get an email from your ISP regarding late or missing credit card payment.greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I just got an email from my ISP warning me about a scam that is occuring now ... among many ISP's.
"If you already went to the site and gave them your credit card information, you may want to contact your bank/card issuer about how to proceed. Also, if you did go to the site and gave them your info, please notify me as well, so I can pass the information along to the proper authorities and attorneys involved."
Fortunately, this didn't happen to me. Full details in WIRED article:
NEW WEB SCAM ATTACKS ISPs "According to our records, your payment for your Internet access account is late. Perhaps you overlooked it? It is very important that you contact us as soon as possible. To update your account information, please go to" ...."
Oh, and once you get there, we'll rob you blind ...
-- Cheryl (Transplant@Oregon.com), September 06, 1999
Thats why I used the phone to give them the number in the beginning and they automatically withdraw it from the credit card each month. I would not trust ANYONE who asked for my credit card on-line that was supposed to already have it.
-- Cherri (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 06, 1999.
I do tech support for at&t worldnet(outsourced)if at&t lost your credit card info your account would be turned off and they'd wait for you to call in(shitty but true)
-- zoobie (email@example.com), September 06, 1999.
I do what Cherri does. In addition, I don't open e-mail at home from an address that I don't know. Seems to work.....
-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), September 06, 1999.