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Windows 7: Bank's antifraud tactics stun security expert.

15 Dec 2009   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
Bank's antifraud tactics stun security expert.

Checking out of a Hilton hotel in London, security expert Roger Thompson was told his Visa card had been declined due to suspicions it was stolen, a situation that only got more disconcerting when he learned the bank that issued the card had more personal information on him and his family members than he ever imagined.
In a tale he relates in his blog, Thompson, chief research officer at AVG, said he was compelled to answer questions on the phone from a Wachovia Bank representative in its fraud-prevention division to prove he was really Roger Thompson and not a credit-card thief checking out of the London hotel.
It turns out Thompson's Visa card was flagged and suspended because he hadn't told the bank he was travelling overseas, a requirement he didn't know the bank had. But the "scary bit" about it all, he says, is that the bank fraud-prevention representative didn't just ask him to give the correct answers to questions such as his mother's maiden name, which he had provided to the bank for fraud detection purposes, but also a host of other questions about his daughter-in-law that he had no idea it knew.
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Bank's antifraud tactics stun security expert

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Another very interesting article JMH. Also another reason i don't belong to any of those kind of sites
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2009   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

I, too, avoid them like the plague.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate X64

wow .... guess his daughter-in-law didn't use her "security settings" on her site.
Just the fact the bank found all this info is very disturbing to say the least.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu

"My Face" is a no go zone here too for this very reason
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2009   #6


Unless it's from a credible news source website who wouldn't publish unconfirmed and unverified stories I refuse to believe these tales, especially if there's a blogger seeking wider fame involved...

You could not make it up...
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