“The website page that I clicked on to looked exactly the same as my bank’s site, and I even received an RVN number (a one-time PIN) on my cellphone, so I thought it was all legitimate.
Inevitably he asked her to send a cash advance, but fortunately, she smelled a rat before it was too late.
The 419 heartbreaker’s correspondence looks authentic and oozes charm, but the reality is that these are being generated by criminal syndicates, usually made up of people of different nationalities, says Polela. Phishing These are the e-mails purportedly from your bank requesting various online actions, all to gain access to your bank accounts.
The devices fit snugly over the card slot on an ATM and can even include a camera to record the PIN.
But the main point of compromise is when you hand your card to someone to do a transaction.
At the end of 2011, Google removed 22 applications from the Android cellphone market because they conned people into agreeing to premium SMS charges.