SE23.com - The Official Forum for Forest Hill & Honor Oak, London SE23
Online since 2002  -  10,000+ members

Home | SE23 Topics | Businesses & Services | Wider Topics | Offered/Wanted/Lost/Found | Site Feedback | Advertising | Contact
Geddes Hairdressing & Barbering Studio One Armstrong & Co Solicitors


Post Reply  Post Topic 
Phishing
Author Message
roz


Posts: 1,793
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #1
12-11-2007 08:21 AM

We've just had some bogus emails from ''NatWest'' requesting bank account and log in details, and very convincing it was too as very similar in style, design and content to the real thing.

Its so easy to be taken in by this stuff even if you're not normally gullible; please be careful if you receive emails from a source purporting to be your bank.

Find all posts by this user Reply
Sherwood


Posts: 1,355
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #2
13-11-2007 10:29 AM

I have had several of these. Unsure
The big clue for me is often that I don't have an account with the bank! Rofl
Banks will never email you asking for confidential details, pin numbers or passwords.

Find all posts by this user Reply
bigjulie


Posts: 68
Joined: Apr 2005
Post: #3
13-11-2007 09:47 PM

What if all the little yellow heads were taken over by the Phishers?
There would be chaos I'm sure.

Find all posts by this user Reply
robwinton


Posts: 335
Joined: Jun 2006
Post: #4
13-11-2007 11:28 PM

bigjulie Wrote:
What if all the little yellow heads were taken over by the Phishers?
There would be chaos I'm sure.


Mellow Huh Scared Cursing

Find all posts by this user Reply
Ooperlooper


Posts: 104
Joined: Jun 2006
Post: #5
15-11-2007 08:42 PM

There's also a phenomenon known as 'pharming' - a cracker's attack aiming to redirect a website's traffic to another, bogus website.

Following this scheme of using 'ph' to mean bogus things, I'd like to coin the term 'pharting' to mean the production of bogus art.

For example, Tracy Emin's 'My bed'. She's a phartist if ever I saw one.

Find all posts by this user Reply

Friends of Blythe Hill Fields