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You’ve Just Been Punk’d!

Microsoft just launched its new television ad campaign two days ago for the new Internet Explorer 8, bringing attention to how important internet safety is and how easily your personal information can be taken. In the ad, a fake bank in Manhattan is set up called The Greater Offshore Bank & Trust. This included fake bankers sitting in their fake cubicles with their fake contracts. To get customers to come they offered an incentive of $500 dollars if they set up an account and handed over their personal information. Hidden cameras were set up to film these unknowing people coming in to learn information about the new bank and set up bank accounts. This stunt shows how easily it is to steal someone’s personal information from scams on the internet. It’s hilarious how none of the people even question the bankers as to why they need such things as their mother’s maiden name, or their personal PIN number. All they heard was $500 dollars and they were hooked. According to the article on Mashable, Microsoft will be releasing more television ads along the same lines in the near future, so keep an eye out for them!


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  2. Medical Jobs June 16, 2010 Reply

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