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Got this phishing message in the email this morning:

Subject: Case ID: DXA6E9JK

Body:
Dear Bank of America Military Bank customer,

We regret to inform you that we have received numerous fraudulent e-mails which ask for personal
information. Please remember that we will never ask for personal information through e-mail or websites.

Because of this we are launching a new security system to make Bank of the Cascades cards more secure
and safe. To take advantage of our new consumer Identity Theft Protection Program we had to
deactivate all Debit/ATM cards.

To reactivate your card please call (800) 609-0579 and follow the steps.

Reactivation is free of charge and will take place as soon as you finish the process.

Wow, phishing scammers with a fake (800) number.  That's kinda gutsy, don'tcha think?  Shouldn't it be fairly easy to catch them?  Here's an MP3 recording of what you get when you call:

Note that it's 100% voice-synthesized, so there's no way to track by voice.  Well, it's all voice-synthesized except when you press an invalid option during the first part, which you hear me do in the recording, as it comes up with "that is not a valid option".  Could that possibly be the voice of the perpetrator?

I'm just surprised that even though they ask for card number, PIN, and expiration date, they don't ask for the 3-digit security code on the back of the card.

Posted on Friday, November 9, 2007 3:30 AM | Back to top


Comments on this post: Phishers now setting up fake 800 numbers? Man they're getting gutsy these days.

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Why not file a complaint?
http://www.ic3.gov/
Left by Alex Bransky on Nov 09, 2007 4:33 AM

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If they've got card number, exp date, and PIN, they don't need the 3-digit. Clone the card's magnetic strip and go shopping!
Left by Caddan on Nov 10, 2007 4:38 AM

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That toll free number, 800 number was set up in May of 2007 and is serviced through VCOM Solutions. (Tel: 800-804-8266)

Vcom isn’t the owner of the number, they are the organization responsible for it and the service (in plain English, they're the phone company).

Bill Quimby, President of TollFreeNumbers.com
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