[AI] Shocking

Arpit Jain arpit.ajn at gmail.com
Sat Jun 26 05:01:22 EDT 2010


Horrible!

Hard to believe that till today people fall for these spam messages
after so much of online and offline awareness programmes carried out.
A simple Google search could have revealed that the sms is a hoax one
and don't fall for it.
I request all of my AI members that do keep yourself updated with Tech
newsand happenings as these spam messages are quite frequent and
usually it's covered in the news how people fall for it.
It's very important that we stay vigilant and question the legality
and authenticity of any such messages before jumping upon any action.
"Why will someone will give you a prize for nothing and there are no
free lunches"

Also, apart from these spam messages, there are a lot ofadvertisements
on various sites about "free virus scan" or "Download free antivirus
scanner today. Before installing these applications, do a google
search about their authenticity, also, instead of randomly installing
any antivirus, stick with the top 10  out of which AVG, Avast and
Avira are the top three which offer free protection against all types
of malware.

Hope you will be more careful and aware about the ones who are there to trap you

Regards
Arpit


On 6/24/10, Shadab Husain <shadabhsn at gmail.com> wrote:
> Because this is the fraud carried out via mobile phones, and certainly
> they come in the purview of technology. Thanks, Shadab
> shadablucknow.blogspot.com
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> On 6/24/10, vadhimoolam at gmail.com <vadhimoolam at gmail.com> wrote:
>> But why this item appearing in access India?
>>
>> -original message-
>> Subject: [AI] Shocking
>> From: Shadab Husain <shadabhsn at gmail.com>
>> Date: 06/23/2010 8:08 PM
>>
>> Shocking
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>> This refers to the report that a woman in Chennai lost Rs. 57 lakh by
>> responding to an SMS that promised a huge prize money. It is
>> astonishing to know that there are such gullible people out there
>> waiting to be duped. Rs 57 lakh is a lot of money. One wonders why she
>> deposited the money in unknown bank accounts over a month.
>>
>> The lessons to be learnt from the episode are twofold. First, people
>> should be vigilant. Second, banks should not allow their facility to
>> be misused for criminal activities. Only genuine customers should be
>> allowed to open accounts.
>>
>> Many banks have outsourced their account-opening formalities.
>> Customers operate ATM accounts without visiting their banks even once.
>> This makes it easy for criminals as they have to deal only with agents
>> for opening accounts.
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>> A. Kutub Shamshudin,
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>> Chennai
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>> I remember what my mother taught me when I was a child — that
>> contentment is the greatest wealth. All discerning readers, I am sure,
>> will go beyond the news report and teach their children about the need
>> to remain content.
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>> P.N. Viswanathan,
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>> Chennai
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>> http://www.hindu.com/2010/06/24/stories/2010062455181002.htm
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