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Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:59 am Post

... for this kind of phishing?
Dear owner of the yyyy@xxxx.com mailbox,
You have to change the security mode of your account, from standart to secure. Please change the security mode by using the link below:

http://accounts.xxxx.com.ftpddrs.be/web ... oflash.php?
mode=standart&id=7741903973059683277682&email=yyyy@xxxx.com


It looks to me like one of the least competent phishing attempts I've ever come across! Leave aside the tell-tale spelling mistake, do they really think any half sane person would go to a weblink in Belgium to change the security settings on a mailbox hosted in another country, and on the basis of a salutation that shows they haven't the foggiest idea who you are?
:roll:

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PS: As this is an open-ish forum, I've replaced the real address with x's and y's, and chopped short the long string of numbers.
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Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:52 am Post

Unfortunately, enough people fall for this kind of craziness to make phishing lucrative. If not, phishing would have died out long ago.
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Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:51 am Post

I generally reply with something witty asking for more info in the hope of scamming them as per various websites. Or send an obscene photo obtained from one of those scamming sites in the hope it offends their delicate sensibilities in the internet cafe.

It may not be clever but it feels good.

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Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:29 pm Post

Short answer, Yes. Long answer, Heck yes.
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Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:53 pm Post

Almost beyond belief!

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Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:49 pm Post

Guyz, there seams to be a problem with the fourum. Could u pleaze replie to this thred with you're passwords.

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Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:13 pm Post

KB wrote:Guyz, there seams to be a problem with the fourum. Could u pleaze replie to this thred with you're passwords.

:D


Why, yes, certainly. My password is tricksterBeha...

... now wait a sec...

oh my, you really got me there... :D
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Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:32 pm Post

zikade wrote:Why, yes, certainly. My password is tricksterBeha...
... now wait a sec...oh my, you really got me there...
:shock: Jeezz!!! If you`re that gullible, you`d better send me the PIN No for your Credit/Debit card, and your bank details, so I can keep them safe for you. Don`t tell anybody I`ve got them, just to be on the safe side.
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Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:34 pm Post

I suppose you need somebody else's card, too, what with your own being behind the bar at the Red Lion and all...

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Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:36 pm Post

Nahh! That`s one of the wife`s! She`s got that many, she doesn`t know where half of `em are!! :twisted:
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Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:45 pm Post

Send a few my way. I need to buy a new head.
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Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:52 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:Send a few my way. I need to buy a new head.


Here you go:

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Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:57 pm Post

Oops:

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Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:58 pm Post

Dear God what is that THING?! -- Princess Bride: Wesley describing a peasant's anticipated response to seeing Humperdink after a dual "to the pain"
Jaysen

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Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:59 pm Post

Who`s turned the lights out? :shock:
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