Scammers steal your money in the bank

Malaysia
September 29, 2012 1:18pm CST
Nowadays many emails asking you to log in using username and password especially emails from bank. But I never log in to these sites I know the address is not from the bank but somehow some people who don't know, log in and their money is stolen the next day. There is also problem in Paypal that sometimes the money they save is lost, the important thing is never give you pin card number to the people you don't know or the people who pretend they are from bank. Agree?
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15 responses
• United States
29 Sep 12
There is a term for this its called phishing. They send you a real looking email and of course you think its real but its not so you log in to the site giving them all the info that they need from you. Your user name and password. Once that is done your account is no longer yours and they will steal all your money. I never log into any of my important webpages from an email. I always type the webpage in my browser that way I am sure to never have that problem. I have been online for many many years and have never had my money stolen so I guess that I am doing something right by not believing every email I get. Not to mention if there is a problem with my bank they will send me a letter in the snail mail as well as paypal. So for those types of sites I just delete them and mark them as spam.
• Indonesia
30 Sep 12
Yes, it's called phising, and sometimes they prompted you to login in the very real looking websites only with a difference in url address (just a little bit) so untrained eye can't notice it. It's better to type the url address yourself never trust an url websites provided in email.
@riyauro (6430)
• India
12 Oct 12
When it comes to giving bank details I am very hesitant. I don't trust anyone like that. So people should be smart and not give bank details to just anyone. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
12 Oct 12
I agree, never give important details to any sites, unless for signing a payment processor like paypal. And never ever disclose your personal details to any person regarding your paypal account to avoid trouble and issues in the future.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
1 Oct 12
This is definitely not something that is new. We've been getting those scam emails from "Paypal" for almost as long as we've had a Paypal account. I've also seen some of those that come from the banks. However, I always know that those are scams because they always come from a bank other than our own bank. I have to admit, this is one of the reasons that I love using a small local bank so much.
@maximax8 (27953)
• United Kingdom
1 Oct 12
I had some letters arrive on my door mat. However I had left a window in my porch open. Therefore when it rained my letters got wet. A few days later my letters were dry enough to look at. I found 117 pounds had gone out of my bank account. The next day my money came back into my account. I told my bank and they said stop buying stuff with my debit card. They said they would give me a credit card to use. Sadly that credit card has a high interest rate on it. I have better credit cards than that to use. I prefer to pay with money in a shop and a debit card on-line. I would never tell anyone my pin numbers.
• Philippines
30 Sep 12
It's true, i have been receiving a lot of emails from people whom i really don't know,asking me to join them or something like they need me to email them back to claim my price, or i won in a lotto etc...even in text,it's so annoying but i just simply ignore it, im just wondering how did they find my email addy or my cellphone number...poeple nowadays from different places will find time and effort from doing their best or should i say worst and bad things for the sake of money..All i can say is we need to be more careful in dealing with these kind of people and be smart enough to know what is real or not.
• Bulgaria
30 Sep 12
I'will tell you about a case. Some people send me an e-mail which says that I must send my personal information: the names, date of birth, my address and etc. The amount of the money they said will send me was 5.8 million dollars. I answer them: ha ha. But there is a people who will take the bait which is very bad for them. So I advise you not to believe on similar e-mails in future.
• India
30 Sep 12
Hi friend, you are right, scammers are very smart and have lot of tactics to scam the people,. we must be very careful with this kind of scammers and never login to our account using the link provided in the email, it is our safer side
@challs12 (549)
• Malaysia
30 Sep 12
Actually all those scammers never stop from trying to steal your money. It's our own duty to make our self learn the new method they use to scam our money. They will try a new way every certain period of time when their present method not working. So, better be careful when suddenly someone we don't know asking about our financial date. In the case you have been scam, say your money has been stolen, inform the bank and lodge a police report. Then follow up the status. About the paypal, I have my money there for about 5 years and I seldomly open my account since I'm not active online for few years. But till now my money still there without a problem. But in case you lose your money in paypal, better inform them so that they can take action as paypal is one of the reputable online money transfer service provider that really concern about scam and customers money security.
• India
30 Sep 12
I never trust these kind of people as 99.99% time they are fraud.
@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
30 Sep 12
I also never key in or email my ID and password, especially if it's something that I never signed up for in the first place. It might look legit, but it wouldn't hurt to check the email address, usually that's the tell-tale sign that it's a hoax. Also, time and time again, our banks remind us that they will never ask for our password outright.
@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
29 Sep 12
Hi wong! I received loads of email from different addresses. I am really afraid because I do not know where these emails came from. There are times that this email contains attachments but I never open any of them. I just open emails from those whom I know. So far I don't received any email from bank that would require me to log in. At least if I did i know what to do already. Thank you for the information.
• Portugal
29 Sep 12
yes choy^^ i just put my account number in paypal to send money i earn online to my account. thats all i do. but i never put any pin from a card. actually i dont have any cards. neither credit or debit. i dont need that. i rather use cash. i rather pay in cash. and sure you cant trust in any site your personal things.
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
29 Sep 12
Oh my god! Ever since i have been hearing about this, i have been really scared to do anything online. I have no idea what's wrong with the people these days and why are they making a fool out of ourselves. They cannot steal anyone's hard earned money like this. I have also been getting so many emails like that and i have always neglected it. I could not get whatever u said about Paypal and pin card number? Could u be please specific again?
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
29 Sep 12
I agree with that. I often wonder how people get fooled. I guess they think that if the scammer says he is the bank or representing the bank, they feel if they did not fill in the form or given their password, that the bank would send the police after them. Or maybe they are too lazy to type in the url or too lazy to put a list of the paypal or whatever url on one of those webpages.