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Just sharing! email from banks -- phishing I'm sure😡

This week FB and Instagram supposedly had a "glitch". I think it was Wednesday.

 

Since then, I've received 8-10 emails from BB&T bank, Wells Fargo & Suntrust :  basically same exact email but using different bank logo.

 

BA724946-D85D-4DB4-81BC-058CD0AFDFF5.jpeg I don't use any of these banks NOR have I ever been a customer...

 

Just sharing in case others are receiving same.

 

I can't imagine how many "ads" I'm getting on my FB page..ugh😡

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Re: Just sharing! email from banks -- phishing I'm sure😡

Thanks for the safety warning @homedecor1.

 

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Re: Just sharing! email from banks -- phishing I'm sure😡

@homedecor1 

 

Thanks for the warning....I'm so tired of all the Facebook ads--- phishing, scamming and otherwise, and my account is set on what's so supposed to be the highest setting for security/privacy....😒

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Re: Just sharing! email from banks -- phishing I'm sure😡

I have my Facebook account locked down too. I have nothing in my profile. So far no suspect emails, but I do get dozens of Facebook ads.

 

The scam calls are the ones I hate. Several calls lately telling me there is suspicious activity in foreign countries on my Apple devices. I got tired of it and told the one scammer that I was the person using my phone in all these foreign countries because I'm a world traveler. He told me I was liar and then a #@$ liar. I told him he was being "unkind" to a customer and I hoped this call was not being recorded for training purposes. He hung up. I figured I might be a good QVC Mod. It was quite comical.

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Re: Just sharing! email from banks -- phishing I'm sure😡

Whenever I get emails like that from banks, credit card companies, etc. I always ignore them.  If they're real or if what they are saying is true it will be on the website when I do sign in to check something.

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Re: Just sharing! email from banks -- phishing I'm sure😡


@SunValley wrote:

I have my Facebook account locked down too. I have nothing in my profile. So far no suspect emails, but I do get dozens of Facebook ads.

 

The scam calls are the ones I hate. Several calls lately telling me there is suspicious activity in foreign countries on my Apple devices. I got tired of it and told the one scammer that I was the person using my phone in all these foreign countries because I'm a world traveler. He told me I was liar and then a #@$ liar. I told him he was being "unkind" to a customer and I hoped this call was not being recorded for training purposes. He hung up. I figured I might be a good QVC Mod. It was quite comical.


@SunValley 

 

Personally I don't like Facebook and don't trust it's CEO.  The only reason I even have Facebook is because I volunteer for a non-profit and it's mandatory because they have a closed FB group and use it to keep everyone informed and use it for live meetings, announcements, volunteer schedules etc...

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Re: Just sharing! email from banks -- phishing I'm sure😡

I've gotten phonecalls from various banks about my accounts with them and they are always from banks I have no accounts with.  I end the call and block the number.

 

Just yesterday I rec'd an e-mail from "Amazon" about information on my account being changed in the middle of the night and they wanted me to log-in to check things.  There were multiple spelling errors in the e-mail and when I looked at the e-mail addy, it wasn't really from Amazon.  It also never addressed me by my name.  I deleted it and moved on.  

 

All these scams are nuts anymore. 

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Re: Just sharing! email from banks -- phishing I'm sure😡

Phone Calls or Emails, etc. are from SCAMMERS!!!!! If u get a letter in the mail from a bank, etc. - just call the bank using their REAL phone number to confirm if they sent out the letter. Always assume it's from a SCAMMER. I'm home all day - and get 5+ SCAM calls a day. These criminals call from different phone numbers.