Bastards are getting sneakier

Apparently the scammers are taking notes, because the quality of the fraud is getting higher. This one actually freaked me out there for a few minutes.

Dear Customer,

Thank you for making a payment over the phone! We’ve received your
Bill Me LaterŽ payment of $1285.43 and have applied it to your account.

Here are the details:

Your Bill Me Later Account Number Ending in:
****

You Paid:
$1285.43

Your Payment Date*:
04/11/2012

Your Payment Confirmation Number:
201204123362868412

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Now, Bill Me Later is affiliated with Ebay, and while I didn’t check to see if the graphics matched–you won’t catch me clicking on anything in an email I don’t trust–the addresses do. Thing is, I don’t use that email to do anything with PayPal, Ebay, or anything that requires the exchange of sensitive data, and I for SURE didn’t make any phone payments to anyone. But the WTF factor is high enough on the notion of someone making a large payment in my name to have my eyeballs bugging out for a minute or two, and to do some checking.

Just in case, I changed some passwords.

2 responses to “Bastards are getting sneakier

  1. I’ve gotten some trying to post to some of my LJ groups and PM me on FB lately which is really irratating.

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