Thursday, February 7, 2013

*Warning* Don't fall for VISA email: "Credit Card Suspended" email

I (Rob) just received this email on Wednesday, and the subject line made it appear genuine... until I started reading it. Beware!***  Here's another stupid scam going around - this one is set up to look like your VISA card is suspended.   The fake email is below.

   The Email "" is false (it's a false email that would normally go to Vermont Business Systems").
  The MIS-SPELLINGS AND POOR GRAMMAR INDICATE THE SCAM - Whenever an email has mis-spellings or BAD grammar, you can guess that it's FAKE. This one has the following:
1) Coustomer  (customer)
2) "To Get Start Click"
3) "the bellow link"(below)
4) -our visa site - VISA should be in all caps
5) forced to susupend
6) "The purpose of this verification is to ensure that your Credit Card account has not been fraudulently used."  

Subject: Your Credit Card has been Suspended.

Dear Valued Customer, * Coustomer ID - 012841 Your Credit Card has been Suspended, as an error was detected in your Credit Card information. The reason for the error is not certain, but for security reasons, we have suspended your Credit Card temporarily. We need you to update your information for further use of this Credit Card. To Lift this Suspension: To Get Start Click on the bellow link for our visa site : and follow the steps to re-activate your credit card NOTE: If this is not resolved within 72 hours, we will be forced to susupend your Credit Card Permanently as it may be used fraudulently. The purpose of this verification is to ensure that your Credit Card account has not been fraudulently used. Thanks, Customer Support Service. Sincerely, From Safety Department. © Copyright 2001-2013 Visa. All Rights Reserved.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next