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Is my ID compromised?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by adf, Apr 30, 2005.

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  1. adf

    adf Thread Starter

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    I Did a Dumb Thing!!!

    I got an email message that my ATT Worldnet account had to be updated or my account would be terminated.

    Since Cingular recently purchased ATT services, I thought it was legit and part of the transition of services.

    I clicked on to the website, which asked for my name, password, address, phone, and credit card number. I typed in the first 4, but hesitated at the credit card line, since I pay by mail.

    The site window was set up with "continue" keys. Because I did not give my credit card info, it would not continue to the next sceen. I then closed out th screen using the Windows close icon box in the upper right corner.

    I called ATT and found out the website was a fraud!!!

    My Question:

    Since I closed out everything before reaching the "send" screen, is my name, address, and password still secure, or did that info still reach the scam artists?

    I know it was a dumb mistake, but will appeciate any advice about the damage done, and what, if anything, I can do to correct it ( I ran spyware and antivirus check immediately, with no problems reported).

    Thanks

    adf
     
  2. doggard

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    As long as you did not transmit any data to the website then your information is still secure but just to ease you mind you should go to the official website and change your password.
     
  3. adf

    adf Thread Starter

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    Hey doggard!!

    Thanks for the information. I'm always telling my son to be smart and alert for suspicious contacts. Now he's walking around with a wry smile on his face that says "Oh, it can happen to you too Dad!" Humble pie leaves a lingering taste.

    Thanks again

    adf
     
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