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With phishers this dumb, need we really worry?

By deepsand ·
Aside from the obvious spelling errors, the obvious fact that this was sent to multiple addresses, and the poorly hidden link re-direction, note that the alleged "problem" will not occur until next week!

This reminds me of a recent incident in which a would be thief locked himself into the trunk of the car that he was ransacking.


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by FirstPeter In reply to I don't know about that.. ...
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I get these all the time....

by geekchic In reply to With phishers this dumb, ...

and I don't even HAVE an ebay account...guess that would be a clue huh? BUT APPARENTLY IT ISN'T ENOUGH OF A CLUE! I have had many, many users call me to tell me that they are filling out the "form" and can't remember their password can I help them find it. When I ask them "what form" the tell me about their Ebay problem. Well....then I say do you have an EBay account and they say "I must have, they sent me this message that I needed to update it!" oh crap...........................

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Sooo True

by tagmarkman In reply to I get these all the time. ...

You figure people would catch on... remember the old telephone scams when they call you about your calling card or credit card. Then they ask for the numbers for verification? Soooooo many poeople used to fall for that stuff it wasn't even funny... People haven't changed... just the delivery...

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Either I'm damned lucky; or, I'm close to invisible.

by deepsand In reply to I get these all the time. ...

Phishing e-mails are virtual strangers to my in-boxes; this despite multiple accounts (9) with multiple providers (6).

While 2 of my addresses are clearly on the spammers hit lists, even those rarely see a phisher.

Curiously, this one arrived at my most well guarded address, but not at another with the same provider!

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gmail cures all ;-)

by jmgarvin In reply to Either I'm damned lucky; ...

I've found that gmail sure does cut down on the phishers and spammers. I also don't have as many problems with strange messages cropping up.

I am being spammed to death with my comcast account and I've dropped my yahoo account....

deep you are lucky! It seems those guys are out to find you...even if you have an obfusacted email address.

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by tagmarkman In reply to gmail cures all ;-)

I must say that my gmail account is pretty clean.
My yahoo account isn't too bad either.
My corporate site has its good and bad months.

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Cable sucks in this regards because, ...

by deepsand In reply to gmail cures all ;-)

cable is a shared system, with the local loops functioning as LANs, & the cable companys do little or nothing to shut down the zombies that thrive there.

As for Gmail, I wish they'd get their POP3 service working right.

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POP3 kinda works ;-)

by jmgarvin In reply to Cable sucks in this regar ...

But, ya it has issues. I can't synch my PDA with their POP3 service and I have issues trying to get it working with my mail "server"

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Maybe it's POP2.5

by deepsand In reply to POP3 kinda works ;-)

I've had no luck using it with any web based mail service. I've yet to try it with OE.

What, if anything, has worked for you?

And, is your PFD using POP or IMAPI?

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Fighting Spam

by tagmarkman In reply to Either I'm damned lucky; ...

I've created a honey pot email... I have it accept everything. It gets about 3,000 email or more per day of spam or malicious emails.

I have another process that reads those emails and takes them out of my regular email and the email of other in my company. I has dramatically reduced spam but it certainly has not eliminated it.

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