Old Wives' Tales
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Claim: A company called Send Money Now has charged $373.56 to your debit card.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003]
Origins: The "Send Money Now" message quoted above is another scam of the "your card has already been charged" variety, intended to lure gullible recipients into revealing their credit/debit card numbers and other personal information in order to cancel (or approve) a fictitious
Although the text of the message makes it appear that the user who clicks through is being taken to a site called send-money-now.com (which doesn't appear to exist) or sendmoneynow.com (which does exist but disclaims any connection to this scam), the link actually sends the user to a slick-looking site based in South Korea. The user is presented with what looks like a request to send $373.56 to a "
The best approach to this type of message is simply to delete it — don't respond to it, and don't under any circumstances fill out the fields with valid credit/debit card information. If you're truly concerned that unauthorized charges may have been placed on one of your credit/debit cards, contact your bank or credit card company directly.
Last updated: 7 January 2008
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