Have you ever experienced cheated or fraud or trapped on Internet?

India
April 15, 2009 7:54am CST
Somedays befire I got EMAIL for changing password request of Bank. I was amazed that I dont have any account in that bank and I understand this is trap, I just clicked & checked that link, you don't believe because login page was same look like Banks legal login page. If any one try to login then he's password will go to that frud person or fishers. So I am Alert and you should also. Have you ever experieced?
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19 responses
• Australia
15 Apr 09
i have experienced lot of thiings like this,i was changed my yahoo id 1 time,and orkut account 2 times.i was felt depressed when my ORKUT account was hacked,some stupid guy who hacked my account has made my profile to nonsense things , i was felt shame on that time because all of my friends are added me on thier account so my account was exposed to all of them then immediately i reacted to that and i was changed my password
@busyB4 (875)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I have gotten them, but I used to work at a financial instiutution and this was a common phishing probelem that you would be surprised how many people would do it and end up in a mess!! There is so much spam and scams these days. As we used to say at the bank, If it looks too good to be true, it probably is!!" Too, most banks will not have a link at all or request info by email. If you have questions about it , call the bank itself.
• Namibia
16 Apr 09
These mails are flying around allover the world. Banks will not ask you to change any details using email. The will contact you to personally go to the bank and change it there. If you get such a mail just mark it as spam and ignore it. That is the best way to go.
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
18 Apr 09
Yes, i have gotten these types of scams before. Lol!!! As if we dont know we dont have account there. I have also got some supposed to be from ebay saying they want to ask a question about an item i have for sell. Lol!!! I should know if i have stuff listed or not. There are evem scams claiming to be from pay pal. These robbers will try anything. Im sure they may actually rip off some unexperienced internetters. A newbee. Very important!!! NEVER SIGN INTO ANYTHING THROUGH A LINK IN A E MAIL! ALWAYS GO DIRECTLY TO A SITE TO SIGN IN!
• India
20 Apr 09
I know & I am aware about these kind of mails thats why I am keeping 1 personal Email ID where I can connect with my Friends only. but it was my first experience to see same login page like bank's Real Page so I just complained to the bank & they blocked that page. It is very easy to being trapped in these mail for new users.
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
20 Apr 09
Yea im sure they do scam some people otherwise they wouldnt keep trying. I just want to make new internetters aware of these scams so thye dont get ripped off.
@HelloMickey (1663)
• Hong Kong
16 Apr 09
Hello net_ankit When I worked in my last company, I received almost 300 emails that was tring to cheat and trick peoples. They were all claiming that they were from a bank overseas, or emails asking for help to inherit a huge amount of money. I never believe a free lunch in this world. So I hope everybody would be tricked by them.
• India
18 Apr 09
How it happen that your companies personal Id contacted by them & you got 300 mails, Don't put personal info on any site. be alert add their address in Spam list & just ignoer those mails.
• Hong Kong
18 Apr 09
I am sorry I have missed some details in my previous response. I recieved emails to my company account and almost 300 junk mails per day was recieved.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
15 Apr 09
Many many people try this on net...even the reputed site like mylot is copied and they ask about updating your info, but you should never follow any links to open these financial accounts and open it in a new page by putting the adress in the bar by yourself, otherwise u may be cheated at any time.
• India
16 Apr 09
I know about banking mails fraud and others but don't know about mylot mails, can you tell me what about mylot mails.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
17 Apr 09
what kind of fraud mails you are getiing from mylot....i didnt understood ????
• India
20 Apr 09
This experience ? A million times. Happens every single time. Haha, Well i just don't get one thing. What do these people get by sending such mails to us. I mean, what kind of profit they must be getting? . Well casue no one in life must be having so much time just for the heck of sending these mails. so they must be getting either some reward or profit or something out of it. I hate these Stupid mails and scams !!! Anyways Nice discussion buddy . Happy mylotting :)
• India
20 Apr 09
My Friend you have this experience millions of time , so you know very well that phising activities done by phishers they will send you one login page link with request of changing password & when you will access this link & try to change your password, You are gone trapped by them & your password & ID info will goto them & they will steal your all money. Thets why they are wasting their time & making money they are not fools but trying to make fools others.
@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
18 Apr 09
Receiving such emails is normal. I just ignore them as I know banks will never ask for logins or passwords over internet. To help the banks tightened up their security and putting up alert messages, I do forward the email to the bank.
• India
20 Apr 09
you are right that Banks will not contact you through Email because of Spams Email is not the secure way of communication for Banks. Thts why they will inform you through call or notice when you login to your account in Banks website.
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
17 Apr 09
There are frequent warnings in the newspapers of internet scams where mails are sent to internet users asking them to give their bank details etc and these are supposed to come from banks. If you have an account with the bank then one should get in touch with the bank and verify whether they have really sent the mail. If they haven`t then you know it is a scam and you should delete it. In your case you were not a member of the bank so you know it is a fraud. Many times i get mails saying i have won millions of dollars in a lottery or my email id won a lottery etc. In it they ask for all you details. Its a scam and i just simply delete them.
• India
18 Apr 09
I told before in some posting that I always read newspapers & they inform us about these kinds of case, So I know that, I also getting that mails, telling us you win million doller.
@kumarpslv (3220)
• India
16 Apr 09
I received such mail 15 days back, in the name of pay pal asking me to verify some of the details of my PayPal account. As I have heard about this type of fraudulence earlier, I did not follow the link given in that mail. Also I reported about this mail to PayPal but unfortunately I did not get any reply from pay pal also. They might be well known about this. If we receive any such mail then we should never follow the link given there as they will easily know our password easily.
• India
18 Apr 09
they sent varification mail after you registration, and If you are not registered then it is definetly cheating. It is very shamefull that paypal is not replying when we are inform them about this mail & telling him for their security & their customer's security. They must reply.
• India
16 Apr 09
What you mentioned is very true. Two type of scams have become very popular recently. One is the famous Nigerian email scams which says you have won a million dollar or pound and you need to follow these steps etc etc and if you happen to follow those steps and give them your bank account details in anticipation of receiving the money ......... the next day everything is gone from your account. The other one is this email mimicking to be mails from your bank. They will say due to system upgrades you need to update your account and redirect you to a very similar site as your bank. The moment you enter that account number and password ...... the game is over. People like me and you who are using the internet for long generally do not fall prey to such things but new users are very prone .... so this kind of scams are becoming very popular in developing nations where internet usage is picking up slowly.
• India
18 Apr 09
I am totally agree with you in my Yahoo & Rediff mail I got this kind of mail many time so I keeping 1 personal & safe Email ID where I got mails from only my contacts.
@lynnemg (4540)
• United States
16 Apr 09
I get emails like this all the time. I don't even bother opening them because I know that they are just phishing sites. If my bank really needs to get ahold of me for something regarding my account, they will either call or drop a letter in the mail. I think that it s best to simply delete messages like this.
• India
18 Apr 09
I also do that,just open it check it & delete, not replying them. If possible then I contact bank & inform them about this phising.
@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
16 Apr 09
I have faced difficult situations in my life so i have been cheated by some one in online so that was really bad days for me.
• India
18 Apr 09
you have to share it with others. you know I aslo experienced 1 incident When I bought somehting online & it was very different & cheap quality then It was presented on site ( It was Rediff Shopping) So Now I wont buy anything from Online shops.
• Philippines
16 Apr 09
As much as possible, I don't give any personal infos, I'm very paranoid over this, though I haven't experienced it but if you're not careful maybe in the long run you would loose your privacy. I'm very skeptical, but i trust mylot! ^-^ Careful, don't log in from a link, i've read its phising! ^--^ and also like using another website to get into a site, I think they can fish what you're doing too. ^^
@jambi462 (4599)
• United States
16 Apr 09
Yeah I spent over forty dollars on some e-books and I got completely ripped off. They said my payment cleared and then when I went to download them it said the link was missing. I tried to call them, I tried to email them, I tried to mail them, and nothing worked so I guess I learned to buy only from legitimate websites.
• Hong Kong
16 Apr 09
I am sorry to hear that. I think we all should be very cautious shopping online nowadays, too many cheaters are around. You are so nice to tell your experience to us, that reminds me I should be more careful to buy online, I will purchase on online shops recommended by friends.
• Philippines
16 Apr 09
yeah i have experienced with one site who offer forums discussion..with strict rules i have able to follow the rules and policy but in time they didn't award me my reward although it is very transparent that i'm the winner they told me that i am of the same username with the other user..even we are not the same..i feel cheated those time i don' sleep sometimes at night just to give most of time to their site..
• India
16 Apr 09
Friend when you experienced this kind of cheating you have to specify that site address so others can save him from that scam like you. I am also posting my experience because everybody know about this and stay alert. after this I am very intrested that Internet user should have some safety to complaint agaist him like any these kind of mails or other site. so next time no one can do fraus with others, only through these steps we can make Internet SAFE.
@leoliu39 (540)
• China
15 Apr 09
i have never experienced that, but what you said warned me and i will becareful about that,thank you for your post!
• India
16 Apr 09
yes my friend I am posting to share this info with users who dont know about this, whenever you got this kind of banking Emials or Win some amount of Lottery or something understand this are fraud or phishing. Don't give your personal information to the unknow request like name,creditcard number or address. Remember Banks dont so transaction or inform you through mails, if you get first check it with banks & then do further procedure.
• United States
15 Apr 09
I have been getting emails about such as well. I have been getting them from someone potraying as Paypal and Bank of America as well. I know it is a fraud because I do not have the Bank of America but the Paypal one was kinda of tricky. Good thing they sent it to my other email that has no paypal. It is good that you are sharing this info to help others. If you question an email than you should go with your gut. Happy mylotting and take care.
• India
16 Apr 09
I also keep 1 Email Id where I only get Emails from my contats or from whom I know verywell.It is necessary to keep extra & safe Email Id. When I got this mail I opened that banks legal website & findout the contact email id & forwarded this link to them, they thanks me & blocked this page. So after this I feel that I saved many people from scam, I know many people dont know about this scam whos beginner on Internet.
• China
15 Apr 09
I never got such an email like you said, but i learned a lot about some similar tricks as you told from internet and TV,and my suggestions to this are being careful enough when doing something related to online banking.
• India
16 Apr 09
ya, I am alert thats why I am posting & sharing with others, Its not just about online banking but sometime registering our self on some unknown website or uploading our personal photos on site is risky. they can use our personal info for some unusual purpose, be carefull.
@chimrani (1431)
• India
15 Apr 09
[b]I receive many fraud and scam emails.i just delete them.Till now iam safe and no body cheated me because i am using internet since from 6 years and i know what is good and what is not. So be careful about cheaters and fraud peoples [/b]
• India
16 Apr 09
I like that, you know all these things so you have to inform others, so they can operate safe, also I know about these fraud. thats why reading newspapers & gain knowledge from Internet & freinds is healthy exercise against these frauds.
@vicky30 (4779)
• India
1 Jun 09
Thanks for the warning.I too got messages that my money bookers account was disabled.It came to me two times.I ignored the message because i never had a money bookers account.also when we login to bank sites we should use to main link and should not use other site links to access our bank.