Credit fraud and the CBC News...

By Envergure
Feb 28, 2008
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  1. I saw this story on the CBC news last night about web sites that get people to buy stuff with credit cards but actually they just steal the person's credit info. They talked about a web site where you can get the information about where a site is hosted and by whom, but they never actually said what the site was. Anyone know what it was?
  2. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 302

    They might just mean a whois sight like

    The problem is that most scam sites would have bogus info anyway.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    this is as common as sand on the beach. What they are referring to are "phising" web sites where the name of a legitimate website may be slightly misspelled. A surfer types the wrong name by accident, winds up on the fake site and inputs his info which is then stolen.

    There are also other types of fraud.... like

    this is a legitimate business site, but it fools uneducated consumers into purchasing a plan to get a free credit report. Real free credit reports can be obtained once or twice a year from

    There are also phising attempts through spam mail....

    so the bottom line is KNOW who you are dealing with and always check twice.

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