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Anyone else got this sneaky spam email?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SeoQuest, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. SeoQuest

    SeoQuest Junior Member

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    Not just Yahoo, but such mails also try to spoof Paypal, and at times even your bank's internet login.

    Whenever I get such mails, I usually take the effort to alert the registrar + the webhost.

    While people like you and me might be able to identify such emails, it is the older people that usually gets me concerned, ones that are not at all tech savvy and use the internet just for reading emails and as such.
     
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    michael8t6 Regular Member

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    Always alert the hosting company + registrar.

    Also, find out what their mailserver is.

    They can fake the 'from' address, but 'mailed by' is impossible to make. In gmail, it should be the dropdown arrow next to your email in the header.

    That way, you can find their SMTP server, and depending on where they live, they could be facing criminal charges.

    Always take courtesy to report these scumbags, disingenuously robbing people of money is a truly low act.
     
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    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    don't blatantly click on links in emails, just hover over your mouse and you'll see the url, so you can judge if it's legit or not without actually visiting the link