Quote: Originally Posted by KnowledgeWorker
Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1
Hmmmmmmmm, something fishy is going on. I received virtually TWO of the same emails from US Bank and one other company. The only difference was that each of the two emails was sent by a different company and had a different vendor's name.
Imperfect, what do you mean by "different vendor"? Obviously the company you receive the e-mails from is different! Maybe US Bank just sent it twice to be sure? The URL looked totally valid, I tried it (not being a customer or US citizen
By "different vendor" I meant that the 1st company that I received the email from did not use Epsilon as their multi-marketing vendor -- they named a different vendor. I had discarded their email before I received a 2nd very similar email notification from US Bank --- I don't remember the 1st company's name or the name of their multi-marketing service -- otherwise I would have named them in my post.
I didn't think too much about it until I saw the OP's post about receiving an almost identical email and then hearing about other similar incidents and I thought, hmmmm, I wonder if there is something fishy going on here. It just seemed a little too coincidental and unlikely that suddenly, there would be all these reports of unauthorized 3rd party access to customer's email information --- particularly since different vendor's were named.
PS I've had my PayPal account hijacked and lost $780 to some hacker who was able to gain unauthorized access to the bank account that was attached to my PayPal account. Since that happened, I've learned to be more observant of this type of 'unusual activity' and more cautious about it. Hackers are extremely skillful and clever
these days --- we put ourselves at risk if we're too careless or unassuming about protecting our private information and money -- particularly if we're doing sensitive communications and/or financial transactions (e.g. banking, shopping, etc.) over the internet.