"Dear EarthLink member,
your EarthLink membership is temporary FROSEN! "
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The Spoof Email ...
Dear EarthLink member,
your EarthLink membership is temporary FROSEN!
Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of
crime in which someone
wrongfully obtains and uses another person's personal data in some way
that involves fraud or
deception, typically for economic gain. Unlike your fingerprints, which
are unique to you and cannot
be given to someone else for their use, your personal data especially your
Social Security number,
your bank account or credit card number, and other valuable identifying
data can be used, if they
fall into the wrong hands, to personally profit at your expense. Due to
the recent increase of credit
card fraud operations, we decided to toughen our antifraud measures. To
continue your EarthLink membership
we now require you to update your billing information and fill out some
additional fields such as ATM PIN-code,
Social Security Number, Mother's Maiden Name and Date Of Birth since it is
impossible for a scammer to know it.
Our fraud department team requires you to confirm your identity and that
you are indeed the cardholder
of the credit card, by providing this information. Your EarthLink
membership will not be continued
until we receive this confirmation.
Click here to update your information
Sincerely yours, © 2005 EarthLink, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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