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Do You Snope?

I received a scary e-mail notifying me that my bank account will be closed if I didn't respond within 48 hours with information. It was scary because a.) It was the name of a bank I do business with, and b.) It had the same colors, font and security logo.
I called my bank and yep, it's a fraud. But I can totally understand how some people get taken in by this! It looked so real.
Now, I don't know if you know about a great website that helps you figure out if a message you receive is on the up-and-up or if you're being scammed. The website that should be in everyone's favorites is Snopes.com. Anytime you receive an e-mail telling you to beware of this and that, go to Snopes.com and they'll let you know if it's true or not. Someone tells you "Joe told me that Bob heard..." go to Snopes.com and they'll help you out.

Now here's something else for you; there is a wonderful contest going on at The Fun House. $100 worth of Lush bath products! (I want it!!! However, good luck to all that enter!)
Go to Jennifer's blog and check it out!

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13 comments:

  1. I got the same email too a while back. It sure gives you a shock! :0

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  2. That's so scary. To think I might have fallen for that myself.

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  3. That is scary stuff! Thank you for entering my giveaway! Wishing you lots and lots of luck!!

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  4. That is scary! I am glad that you were smart enough to know to check first!

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  5. Ebay scammers send those out alot asking for your Paypal info too. Soooooo scary!!

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  6. I used to go to Snopes every day right after 9/11 - they have a "terror" or maybe it was called "rumors of war" section where all the wild rumors (some guy surfed on rubble all the way down from Tower 1 and was fine!) were given a red light (false) green light (true) or yellow light (still To be determined). Helped me sleep at night.

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  7. I ALWAYS use Snopes when people send me those stupid, "Don't drink sodas out of the can b/c you will die of a rat virus" type emails. I go to snopes and then send the stupid emailer the link. It has cut down on the crap I receive!!

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  8. Glad that you called the bank. That is scary!

    Thank you for the link to The Fun House. I've added it as a favorite. Also, LUSH!!! Just bought the Honey I Washed the Kids soap (a favorite) and the new Porridge soap (Jordan says,"It smells like a scone, Mom!) -- great for scrubbing and soothing those lumpy bumpy parts of the body -- on Saturday. The shop just smells so yummy. Dangerous to have one in town. Glad in a way for the awful parking in that part of town as it keeps me away.

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  9. I've received similar emails from a pretend Ebay and Paypal..you have to be careful for sure.

    Ann, I gave you an award on Sex Diaries of a Mom ;)

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  10. Thanks for commenting on my blog! I too love Snopes, and will go there to get the real story and then send it to whomever sends me something weird -- it also makes me pause for thought when I find out the truth behind some of those wacky emails!

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  11. Those emails, voice mails and texts are terrible. It's even worse when you call the bank in their main office and let them know about it. You can tell they are so frustrated with people calling them to notify them of the scam.

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  12. i snope...bc i have too many friends who believe anything that gets sent their way. anyway, i think the sight is very insightful...good post. would've never thought of that one! :) to u!

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  13. I check Snopes quite a bit. I get account closings from different banks saying I need to update my personal info. I know it's spam because I don't have accounts with them. Which is probably a reason I would never get an account with them either.

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