Ad Alert

Your card services statement

Ad Alert

Your card services statement

Remember, banks and A magical piece of plastic made by banks that is sent to your home (normally accompanied with countless pages of fine print disclosures) that allows you to buy virtually anything companies will never ask you to confirm personal information over email. For example, a legitimate bank or credit card company wouldn’t send this email a reader forwarded us:

From: Mint <[email protected]>
Date: December 26, 2013 at 8:42:54 AM EST
To: Recipients <[email protected]>
Subject: Your card services statement

Valued Mint Card User,

You are receiving this message because we have noticed some
irregularities with your Mint card usage hence there is some
problem with your Mint Card Statements.

Your are required to perform a short verification of your
card services account via the form attached in this mail.

Please download attached file and fill all details correctly.

Mint Card Services | 2013

Ah yes, “thank” to you too.

The attached “form” asks for personal information, including your email address and email password: Screen Shot 2013-12-27 at 10.37.08 AM

A legitimate bank or credit card company WILL NEVER ask for you personal email password. This is A method of tricking consumers into handing over their personal information by posing as a legitimate entity. and an attempt to steal your identity online. Delete any emails asking for as much, and contact the bank or credit card company directly if something seems off or you’re not sure.

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