Posts Tagged ‘phising’

Tsuen Wan International Hong Kong – Scam?

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Could this Tsuen Wan International investment company be a fraud or scam? No idea. However I didn’t want to risk it. It all started with some calls coming in via the office and mobile phone. I didn’t think too much about the phishing tactic and gave some information when the caller was requesting for risk assessment aptitude and what kind of investment that I did. Later I tried to do some research about this TW International but couldn’t find much info except one. (more…)

Careful about Email Spoofing

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Received this message that supposedly came from Facebook. But turn out the URLs do not point to Facebook at all. If the link were to be clicked it would redirect you to a Pharmacy website selling fake medicine. This is considered spam. Fortunately it wasn’t a phising website. Losing your account would be tantamount to identity theft not to mention a loss of all your contacts that you have build up over time. (more…)

Jhoos dating messenger scam site

Friday, July 9th, 2010

I have been getting Jhoos dating messenger invite from friends. All the while I just ignored it. But this time I got curious and decided to click the “Yes” button. But what I see looks awfully suspicious. Instead of a sign up page it asked you to key in your email address and password! The part where they ask for the password sets off an alarm in my head! Hey, would you hand in your ATM card and PIN number to people you don’t know?

Right! (more…)

Social Websites: You are who you know

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

When using social websites like Facebook, Twitter, etc, usually we try not to divulge too much information. After all there are unscrupulous shenanigans out to phish information that you publicly display. Identity theft is pretty dangerous for you. You may try to protect yourself by limiting the number of information available, but now researchers have come out a way to infer about information that you have left out by using an algorithm to search your friends profile and infer information that you have left out.

So you thought that by leaving information out would afford you some privacy and perhaps only let people know about 20% about you, but with this technique they can infer information up to 80% accuracy about your other attributes. (more…)

Phising website – MSN block delete checker – different look, same modus operandi

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Whoa, so they try to change their look to trick unsuspecting MSN instant messenger user into giving up their user id and password, no? The phising trick is still the same, enter your MSN login id and password and that’s it. You are hacked! (more…)

Potential phising site – imgeshack.info

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Potential Phising site

If this is not a clear case of a website phising for id and password then I don’t know what this is. Every now and then my MSN Messenger buddies will pop a url link to this imgeshack.info website. The website is really simple, just a page requesting you to key in your MSN id email and password. It has no relation with another website called imageshack.us. (more…)

How crooks do their phising for credit card details

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

I received a suspicious phone call. A man claimed to be calling from HSBC saying that as a prompt paymaster I will receive a platinum card and a welcome booklet that will enhance my credit card experience. So I said ok. And he proceeded to ask for my HSBC number and expiry date.

The way he asked was very strange (more…)