August 13, 2008

Dumb Silly Things, Volume 2

Sitting at my desk. See an email from Domino Magazine. Ooo! I just ordered it last week, what's up Domino? Hmmm, would I like to pay my bill now and get 1 whole extra year for just $6.00 more?!? Would I! Here, let me just click on the link and give you my credit card number and you'll take care of that right away. Sure thing.

Click on submit, brings me to a rather odd account page. The original email showed Domino's website with all of the different features on it. But this page is now white and shows all of my information so it must be legit. Hmmm what was the email address again? Domino@tpm1.com? Wait... WHAT??!?!?!

2 seconds later I call up Domino. Hey Domino, would you have sent me an email to pay for my bill from Domino@yadayadayad.com? No? Awesome. I just got Credit Card frauded. NO I DO NOT WANT TO PAY MY BILL, I'D LIKE TO SEE HOW MUCH MONEY THIS SCAM COMPANY PRETENDING TO BE YOU JUST STOLE FROM ME FIRST. Then i'll come back and pay a real legitimate bill. Okay thanks. You too. Byebye.

Hi Bank of America. I'm an idiot. About 2 minutes ago I blatently entered my credit card information to a company pretending to be Domino Magazine. No action on my checkings account yet? Sweet! Okay, sure you can cancel the number. 5 days til a new card? No prob, as long as those bastards didn't take a penny from me. Thanks BOA! No.. YOU rock!

JQ Loungers. Don't be a goober like me and ever click on an email to pay for anything. Always go to the original site and click on "pay bill". Or- just don't ever actually pay for anything! Con artists can't get you if you don't pay! Pure genius..

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10 comments:

The Dutchess of Kickball said...

They are such tricky little bastards. At least you caught it right away!

Golightly said...

Good to know! I used to get tons of those types of emails. Glad you did catch it.

Sarah said...

Oh no! At least it wasn't something more embarrassing AND you caught it right away. D'oh!

freeandflawed said...

That's scary! At least you caught it before it was too late.

Katelin said...

oh man that stinks. at least you were smart enough to catch your mistake so they didn't charge anything.

Sara Jane said...

You are so lucky that you caught that! WOW.

BTW-I just subscribed to Domino too. I can't wait to get it.

Laurie said...

I'm SUPER SUPER scared that will happen to me. I mean, preying on Domino readers? Who are these sickos?

amandabtv said...

Ah, I get emails like that ALL THE TIME! It's so creepy that they seem to know all about you. I'm glad you caught it before anything really bad happened.

transienttravels said...

Thanks for sharing this- I would have done the same thing.

R said...

Damn. Well, I'm going to go with the silver lining here and say "At least you figured it out immediately and handled it". Now, exactly how much personal info. of yours did they have? You might want to double check your other stuff just to be safe or put an alert on the 3 credit bureaus.