scam possible soon
Scammer could obtain sensitive
personal information from millions of Americans.
After the recent Moneybookers email scam described by
Gambling911, we advise everyone
to keep their eyes open for the upcoming one - Neteller. The #1
online gambling transaction processor announced this month that
a plan has been drawn and agreed upon, to distribute the funds
owned to U.S. customers. The plan has an implementation period
of 180 days.
A quote from Neteller's press release
reads: "Further information will be communicated to NETELLER’s
US customers via email, through our website and through a press
release once the date for implementation of the Distribution
Plan is finalized."
Misinterpretation by some publications
made people believe that U.S. customers will be informed by
Neteller only via email about the methods of receiving their
money. This creates a possibility of future Neteller phishing
emails - fake Neteller emails sent out by crooks, in order to
get to your personal information. As peer-to-peer and
person-to-business transfers by U.S. customers have been
disabled by Neteller, your money will be safe, but fraudsters
could ask you for sensitive information, such as I.D. and social
We urge every former Neteller customer
from USA to exercise caution if an email has been received,
claiming to be from Neteller.
If such email has been received - it
could be from Neteller PLC, or it could be from a spammer. Visit
our website before you take any further action, as we will
publish Neteller's press release, as soon as it becomes
available. Calling Neteller's offices directly and inquiring
about the email is another way you can protect yourself from
Keep in mind that phishing techniques
are quite sophisticated these days and could fool anyone.
Published on 06/24/2007