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#1 DWBride615

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    Posted 23 August 2010 - 05:02 AM

    This is one of the most ridiculous spam emails that I've received. It's so obvious, but I felt I should spread the word regardless, just in case.

     

    I received this on my email that I posted in a thread here. Luckily, it wasn't a personal email, but the one I created separately for the BDW Biggest Loser season I'm hosting.

     

    The spam passes the filter and actually gets received in the INBOX folder instead of spam like it should. This a yahoo email, but even if you have hotmail, gmail, etc. it could easily be altered to fit.

     

    Anyway, this is the email:

     

    Yahoo! Mail Classic
     
     
                                   This is for your own safety to avoid your account closed, you will have to verify your account by filling out your Login below by clicking the reply button. We apologies for any inconvenience.
     
     
     
    User name:.................
    Password:.......................
    Date Of Birth:......................
    Occupation:..................
    Country Of Residence:.................
     
     
     
    After receiving the information requested you will be able to continue using your Account.
     
                                                   
                                                                               Yahoo! Mail Classic
     
     
    I've gotten multiples of these and each email it's from is different and the email itself is altered each time. So, be careful when posting emails/personal info on here, it's still public viewing. And If you get an email like this, ignore it! It's Spam!
     
    Take care, ladie

    *~*Chelsea & Eric*~* {{New wedding Date...Same Growing Love}} October 13, 2012 (Rome, Italy)

    #2 Thomasjsgirl

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      Posted 23 August 2010 - 08:36 AM

      Thanks for letting us know! They're obviously on a "phisch-ing" expedition.

       

      Although it's tempting to tell them to #&*(-off, I was advised by our IT guy at work not to do that as you will confirm that they've reached a "live" email address and will sell it to other scammers/spammers and losers out there.


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      #3 DWBride615

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        Posted 23 August 2010 - 10:19 AM

        Yes, I was indeed very tempted to fill in the empty lines with a few creative choice words lol

         

        Originally Posted by Thomasjsgirl 

        Thanks for letting us know! They're obviously on a "phisch-ing" expedition.

         

        Although it's tempting to tell them to #&*(-off, I was advised by our IT guy at work not to do that as you will confirm that they've reached a "live" email address and will sell it to other scammers/spammers and losers out there.




        *~*Chelsea & Eric*~* {{New wedding Date...Same Growing Love}} October 13, 2012 (Rome, Italy)

        #4 mrsgreene2011

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          Posted 23 August 2010 - 10:31 AM

          Thanks for the info.






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