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    Phishing scammers

    Asked by Russ Wilson  on January 18, 2016 at 12:53 AM

    No your definition is wrong. Phishing is trying to obtain sensitive information about a person (personal data, name, address, etc...). Your defining hacking. I read your definition, and that is exactly what I said, someone who's trying to acquire sensitive information. Sensitive information is not always defined as passwords, credit card information, etc. Sometimes people phish for less sensitive information, such as addresses and phone numbers. There are unscrupulous things that a criminal can do, even with that information.

     

    You know, I didn't expect this kind of response from your company. I figured that at worst, I may get a general,  "Were looking into it", response. But no, your trying to correct me, and make me look like a FOOL for saying something. But that's ok. If your no help, maybe your part of his scam too. All I was trying to do is inform you that you may have a person using your service, that could be running scams. 

     

    Thanks for your lack of help! I know just who to contact now! Defiantly not you.

     

     

     

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone

     

     

     

     

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    Date:01/17/2016 4:08 PM (GMT-06:00)

     

    To: RWilson1965@bellsouth.net

     

    Subject: Re: Phishing scammers

     

     

     

    A new response has been received:

     

    Answered by jasonsvctech

     

    Phishing is when you try to obtain sensitive data from someone by scamming them about what they are doing. For instance if Russ Wilson builds a form called Bank of America Credit Card login where Russ Wilson tries to obtain data that would be sensitive and secret such as logins or passwords.

     

     

     

    This form you present is someone asking you to apply for an opportunity to mystery shop by providing just sensible demographic information that you can easily refuse to provide.

     

    If the email claimed to be from your bank or credit card or mortgage company asking you to update your password by providing your current one so that you are not locked out. That is phishing.

     

     

     

    BTW- been a jotform user for 7 years as a serial entrepreneur. They are the fastest at shutting down actual scams just so you know and they make it nearly impossible for legitimate business owners to obtain information for legitimate and fully legal business means such as charging a credit card after the form is submitted without using their processors. It is against their rules.

     

     

     

    Just so you know I aint blowing smoke here's the actual definition of phishing:

     

     

     

    Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

     

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on January 18, 2016 at 08:57 AM

    Apologies for the confusion. Our forum is open to the public and your specific post is set to public also, other users can share their thoughts. You can check your original thread in this link: http://www.jotform.com/answers/747039. You can open it on a separate window or browser. The first one who replied to your post is another JotForm user. I have also posted my answer on that thread, the account holder of the said form is already suspended and the form is not anymore accessible.

    Please do feel free to contact us here in the forum again if you see or receive suspicious forms, links, emails and websites that uses our forms.