Tag: hypothesis

  1. Text message phishing scam?

    06 January 2009

    Earlier this evening, my wife recieved an unusual text message to her phone:

    "From: No Caller ID
    "Date: 1/6/09 5:55 pm
    "This is an automated message from Arlington Virginia FCU. Your ATM card has been suspended. To reactivate call urgent at (800) 295-3174."

    I don't think I have to state that neither Lyssa nor myself have accounts with the Arlington, VA Federal Credit Union.

    So I've been doing some detective work on who sent this and I've found out a few things. Unfortunately, because the initial contact came via a text message I don't have any way …