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Scam to get your credit card number-Scam!

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You Could Get the Proceeds From a Porn Business Put Into Your Bank Account-Scam!

 

 

Summary of eRumor:

This is a confusing email that says money from a porn site is due you then it asks for your credit card information.

The Truth:


This is a scam that may have originated from someone who does not speak or write English very well.
It says your credit card has been "charged" for money laundering services from your child porn website.
Or that you deal with "dirty money" and need their money laundering services.
Then is asks you to confirm the transaction and give your credit card information.

Our guess is that what the scammer meant to say was that the money from your website is ready and we can send it to your credit card.

The obvious goal is to harvest your credit card information.

Last updated 9/29/03


A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:


Important notice We have just charged your credit card for money laundry service in amount of $234.65 (because you are either child pornography webmaster or deal with dirty money, which require us to layndry them and then send to your checking account). If you feel this transaction was made by our mistake, please press “No”. If you confirm this transaction, please press “Yes” and fill in the form below. Enter your credit card number here: Enter your credit card expiration date: Contacts: