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Some Scammers are just stupid......

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by blackhatsith, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. blackhatsith

    blackhatsith Registered Member

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    This shows how stupid some scammers can be.

    I received a phishing email today from someone trying to access my paypal acct. Well, I can spot these a mile away.

    This guy however, was especially stupid.

    (First, before I continue, I do not condone any type of illegal activity to make money. Especially trying to get someones paypal or bank info to steal their money.)

    The reason this guy is stupid is....

    1) His email did not remotely resemble a paypal email. He did get my biz name right, but that's it.

    2) He thought he'd be clever by registering a domain with random letters and numbers, and even used a sub-sub-domain to send the email. Basically, it looked like this:

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    http://paypal.com.randomnumbersandletters.morerandomnumbersandletters.com
    3) And this is the dumbest part of all....... His domain registration info is not private, but openly available via WHOIS. Plus, the dummy is in the U.S., which means, if paypal presses charges, he can count on spending the next 10-15 years in prison.

    The morale of this story is:

    Don't do anything illegal to make money, and don't try to scam a blackhatter. We'll catch ya every time!!
     
  2. Perfect.Cell

    Perfect.Cell Junior Member

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    Sounds like something a 10yr old would do, I doubt if an adult did that :biggrin1:
     
  3. HoNeYBiRD

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    yup maybe he's stupid, but what if he's not totally stupid and these infos are fake?...there are always dumber people than the dumbest scammer, so they can make money...he made a mistake now and tried to fuck with a bher, not a big deal
     
  4. tabish8612

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    It is confirm that if he send this mail to thousand people nearly 5-6 people will get caught in his web. Thats why scammers are not stupid even I think they cross all level of internet marketing b/c last step is email scamming. Every one has different thinking thats what I think
     
  5. blackma

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    Maybe they wouldn't be so ready to scam if they realised how easy it is to make some legit online money.... saying that they must be making a killing if they are still doing it year after year after year after year.........
     
  6. kahamri

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    Craigslist are the best. I have multiple checks made out to santa clause, Richard Humpty. I started a collection they are hanging on my wall. If there going to pay 2300 for my Back street boy's cd, how is that scam ever going to work..
     
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    3) And this is the dumbest part of all....... His domain registration info is not private, but openly available via WHOIS. Plus, the dummy is in the U.S., which means, if paypal presses charges, he can count on spending the next 10-15 years in prison.
    that info's can be easy faked , even the person who's on whois can have no connection at all with the phishing ;)
     
  8. blackhatsith

    blackhatsith Registered Member

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    I sent to paypal as soon as I read it.
     
  9. blackmagicmaster

    blackmagicmaster BANNED BANNED

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    Ha Ha Ha stupid Phisher... its remind me old days when many of us getting those kind of mails on regular basis !!
     
  10. metalan1

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    You can put any email address you want in there. The guy probably just made that address up. It is easily faked.
     
  11. rudeprincess

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    My guess.....the phisher stole the paypal account he used to pay for the domain and just used the owners info.