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Nigerian Scammers getting smart?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by artur6000, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. artur6000

    artur6000 BANNED BANNED

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    A little background:

    I was doing tweeter long time ago Probably in early 2010 and I left the account activated but I didn't post anything.

    Today I got an email from twitter abuot some tweet which was takend down becouse DMCA take-down notice or some shit.

    I never got an emils from tweeter earlier.

    I've checked my account, Sign in.. and I saw that someone hacked to it and started posting some erotic bullshit.


    Look what I got today in my mail:

    The email had this title: "#4021412 Message from Twitter Support: "We've received a DMCA notice regarding your account""

    And was sent from this email: notifications-support@twitter.zendesk.com


    Code:
    Hello,
    The following material has been removed from your account in response to a DMCA take-down notice:
    Tweet: [U](link to my tweet which I didn't post )[/U]- #twitterafterdark PimpParade.com SiteRiP [URL]http://t.co/oRuGQwe[/URL] #teamsex
    If you believe the material to not be infringing, you may send us a counter-notification of your objection pursuant to 17 U.S.C. ยง 512(g)(3).
    Please include the following in your counter-notification:
    1. Your full name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and Twitter user name.
    2. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.
    3. The following statement: “I swear under penalty of perjury that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.”
    4. A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, the Northern District of California, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notice under 17 U.S.C. 512 (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.
    5. Your physical or electronic signature
    Please send your counter-notification to us at the following address:
    Twitter, Inc.
    Attn: Copyright Agent, DMCA Counter-Notification
    795 Folsom Street, Suite 600
    San Francisco, CA 94107
    Or fax to: 415-222-0922
    Or email to: [EMAIL="copyright@twitter.com"]copyright@twitter.com[/EMAIL], subject: DMCA Counter-Notification
    We will forward a copy of your counter-notification, including the information required in item 1 above, to the complainant. BY SENDING US A COUNTER-NOTIFICATION, YOU CONSENT TO THIS DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
    If we do not receive notice from the complainant within 10 business days that the complainant has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on Twitter, we will replace or cease disabling access to the material.
    Further information and a link to a sample counter-notification may be found on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s website at [URL]http://www.eff.org/issues/bloggers/legal/liability/IP[/URL].
    THIS RESPONSE IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE AND WE ARE NOT YOUR ATTORNEYS. We recommend you contact your own attorney in this matter.
    Thank you,
    Twitter Trust and Safety
    -----------
    Please note:
    You can respond to this message by replying from the address this email was sent to. If you respond from a different forwarding address or email alias (i.e. [EMAIL="username+alias@gmail.com"]username+alias@gmail.com[/EMAIL]) your email will not be seen by our support staff.
    If you have a Twitter account associated with this email address, you can also update and review this ticket online by clicking the ticket link above.
    So is this real? or just a scam?

    If it's true what to do?
     
  2. mightybh

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    It's not a scam when all the details check out. It's just Twitter giving you a chance to present a counter-notification to DMCA notice they have received. Simply do nothing. Take better care of your accounts next time.
     
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  3. artur6000

    artur6000 BANNED BANNED

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    Thank you mightbh :) I've never received this kind of email and I get many scam mails so I just want to be sure. :)
     
  4. DansOffers

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    If you all up all the spam emails I've ever received, I've probably have "won" over $1 trillion dollars lol
     
  5. Lucio

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    " Nigerian Scammers getting smart? "

    NO. They are still dumb.
     
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  6. spasovski

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    Shit thread, this has nothing to do with nigerian scammers -.-
     
  7. artur6000

    artur6000 BANNED BANNED

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    God damn it people. I said nigerian scammers becouse I was talking about the type of the scam, not the country I was reffering to.
     
  8. rytpillager

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    I think Nigerian scammers are smarter then we think, I mean they hit inbox don't they.. not to mention hacked this guys account. I would say they are more desperate then stupid.
     
  9. Su.dff0fs

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    This is very ridiculous. Why use such topic?
    It's better you take it down cos its not all
    Nigerians that are scammers.
     
  10. marcus45

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    FYI some nigerian scammers are hackers...
     
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  11. rasreed2011

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    Please kindly edit your thread. It is wrong to conclude that the scam is from Nigeria. Also, not all Nigerians are scammers. There are hard working ones that are earning a legitimate living online.
     
  12. mightybh

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    Why is everyone so buthurt over the title? "Nigerian scammers" comes from "Nigerian scam". It's a term used to describe a particular type of spam OP was worried about. It would be naive to think it means all Nigerians are scammers. Spanish influenza does not mean everyone in Spain has flu and Russian vodka does not mean all Russians drink it.

    Finally... do you know what happens when you are offended? Absolutely nothing. So get over it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cycXuYzmzNg
     
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    Take care of your accounts, I have seen many people go to the slammer or have their accounts suspended just because they were careless and did not take very good care of their privacy.