Real? or is it a blatant attempt to get my info?

October 9, 2007

I received a very interesting email just now….   I’m going to attempt to post it here but not sure if cut/paste will bring everything along:  Hey it worked!   But I think I will continue to type here and let the graphics/visual follow my words…

FRAUDULENT ATTEMPT.   Has to be!    Reason of suspicion:   I hate WalMart and rarely enter their stores.   I can’t for the life of me think why they would have any of my information at all!    Also, this has a vaguely THREATENING TONE, don’t you agree?    

NO, I don’t think I will be clicking on the link to update my account info…  Please dear WalMart Technical Support Team, please just go right ahead and cancel anything you have on me.    Thank you.  

or am I just slightly paranoid?  sigh…

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Dear Wal-Mart Customer,

Technical service of Wal-Mart is carrying out a planned software upgrade. During our regularly schedule account maintenance and verification of the accounts, We have detected a slight error in your current information.
This might be due to either following reasons:
– A recent change in your personal information (i.e. change of shipping/billing address)
– Submitting invalid information during the initial sign up process.
– An inability to accurately verify your selected option of payment due an internal error within our processors.

– Your financial information was accessed by a third party. (i.e. unauthorized charge to your credit/debit card)
We earnestly ask you to visit the following link to start the procedure of confirmation of customer’s data, simply:Click here to confirm your information

Please note:
If your current information is not updated within 7 working days, We are unable to accept Credit/Debit Card payment on our online store. Unfortunately, if your information remains not updated for an extended period of time, it may result in account termination.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your prompt attention in helping us maintain the integrity of the entire Wal-Mart System. Please understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect you and your account.Sincerely,
Wal*Mart Online Service

Email PID: 480514
This page only available for account maintenance and verification


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Wal-Mart protects your security and privacy. We will never ask for personal information (such as passwords or credit card numbers) in an email newsletter. If you receive such a request, please do not respond to the email.
Learn more. See our Security & Privacy policy.Online Help
For other requests, please do not reply to this email. You may find answers to your questions in our Online Help section.
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  1. Oh — this is totally a fraud. Good for you for catching it! I hate spammers, thieves and dishonest people.


  2. Just phishing….

    Notice how emPowered you are?

    Gullibility is not your issue.


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