Sunday, August 27, 2006
Hometown Favorites Customer List Hacked
Hometown Favorites is an internet based candy store with an excellent selection of hard to find candies. They’re one of the few candy stores on the internet that lets you order individual bars instead of full boxes.
However, their customer database has been stolen and now customers are getting phishing emails.
If you don’t know what a phish is, well, it’s an email that pretends to be from a reputable source like ebay or amazon or a bank that prompts you to visit “their” site and asks you to confirm your account details. It might look like the right site, but it’s really some nefarious folks looking to steal your login information, money or even your identity. Don’t fall for it.
If you have gotten one of these Hometown Favorites emails, it would look something like this according to The Internet Patrol:
If you do get such an emaill, you should probably contact your credit card company and cancel that card.
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