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Somehow some idiot ended up using my email address during his campaign

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by mightybh, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. mightybh

    mightybh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have a gmail address word1word2@gmail.com which I had for a long time. Somebody setup a company word1 word2 and somehow ended up giving my email address to their clients. It looks like they are the people behind one of those trial offers that charge your $4 for P&P and then rape your card a month later.

    Two weeks ago none stop emails started coming in. People asking for technical help, refunds, presale questions etc. At first I was replying with "You got the wrong email bla bla bla". I tried contacting that company but the fuckers put me on hold and did not respond to my email so fuck them. However, I'm still getting tons of targeted emails from people who are either interested in or have purchased one of those "make a quick buck" products. What if I setup an autoresponder and tell them that this product is shit and suggest an alternative? lol I'll end up pissing somebody off.

    Anything else I can pull off? Maybe have some fun and tell them that their order has been processed and $5000 worth of dildos will be delivered shortly. On a side note, some people email me their payment details, ftp info, domain name registrar info, cpanel usernames and passwords and various other personal info. So it's a pretty serious fuck up.
     
  2. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    Setup a .info domain with basic info and tell them you cant deliver their product until they verify their identity. Lock the page with a mobile CPA offer. Done.
     
  3. .david.

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    Wow.. I would start autoresponding to that with something... absolutely.

    If they're going to put you on hold and not straighten things out.. once their customers start complaining, they'll probably start thinking twice and fix it.
     
  4. nahte

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    A lot of possibilities. That is hilarious.
     
  5. popcrdom29

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    Since they're targeted, you should send them to a link to sign for up for a hosting account such as hostgator. Make the response sound and look very professional. You would probably make a killing until that company realize their mistake. Milk it for what it's worth.

    About all of the personal info you're receiving, I wouldn't use it. Don't want to get yourself in trouble with the authorities.
     
  6. HoNeYBiRD

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    and don't forget to promise the customers sending their half million inflatible rubber ducks with no heads as free bonus by prior arrangement ROFL

    no, seriously, it's brighter than the sun, that the provider doesn't care much about their customers, it seems to be a plain scam, that's why they gave a random email address to their customers as a support email
     
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  7. srb888

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    Yeh, use autoresponder and give them that web address.Also tell the fact that the website used your gmail address to deceive them.

    Or I think you can Forward (see the gMail "Settings") the mail to that website's email address and also use "Create A Filter" along with the Forwarding so that based on the keywords of the complaints the filter activates. Create a "Label" stating that the "website-name.ext has cheated them by using a third-party gmail address". (Check how many characters you can use for the Label). Also use the Save option to save the incoming complaint mails... You can use more than 1 option while creating the Filter. So Filter+Forward their specific mails to the company's mail ID to let it know that they are doomed and then use the saved mails to write//copy/paste a message to the mailers stating how the company is using a third-party gmail address to deceive them...

    I tried creating a long label in gmail and was able to create a 40-char label. A 50-char label failed. So check how many chars your label should be. Also check using a test mail to your another gmail as to whether the label also gets forwarded ...

    Then try contacting Google and place a complaint so that you can show the authorities that as a commoner you have done everything that you think you should have done...

    But may be in a week or month, the angry customers will take care of that site-owner. :)
    HTH


    Google can prove, from the detailed IP logs, that the messages from that site never originated from your gmail, or there wasn't any link between your gmail and that website in whatever way earlier. Don't worry, he will be nabbed by the customers in no time once the starting few mail from your gmail reaches them.:) *** You can save those mails too and thus write or copy/paste a message to those mailers about how the company has cheated them. ***


    Also it is a good idea to never use that gmail address again for any important work or for anything at all. Create another gmail address for your daily/specific use.

    P.S.:

    It can be very serious matter -- see, the original sender may have cheated a lot more. So when he gets caught by authorities, your gmail would be linked automatically and they will reach you. When the swindler is unknown or his fate is not known to you, don't play those little games. remember your gmail is now autolocked to his game... ;)

    HTH
     
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  8. srb888

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    Sorry for a back-to-back post, but this is very important: don't send any "other BH-type" mail to those customers from this gmail. As the chances of authorities getting to that site owner (or even that specific main network) are more because of so many angry complaints, they may also look into all aspects, and will definitely look into your gmail too (because it is attached to his 'swindling') without your knowledge. Once they find that you too have played some "games", especially with the same victims then you may hear a loud thumping knock on your door some day... so please don't play any games blindfolded particularly in this case. :) You can claim that it is a major case of identity theft for possible very MAJOR misuse by that site owner....also it has hurt your identity in a major/irretrievable manner... and make a lot of money from the site-owner as well as the product owner/s... thank them for that;)... quite possible that you can be a multi-millionaire soon! :D

    Remember me then.

    Disclaimer: This is of course not a legal advice, so contact a good lawyer in this case... :D
     
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  9. morehits

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    Totally agree with srb888, as tempting as it is to take advantage of the situation it will end up biting you in the rear when the original scammer gets caught. I would just forward all the customers to the real email address and report the scam to the authorities.

    P.S There's nothing to stop you from taking note of the email addresses of the customers for future reference.
     
  10. dennisyu

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    Just goes to show any idiot with &5k can create their own cpa rebill.

    I'd do something with that traffic though, redirect them to another rebill of some sort, LOL. It must be fun reading those emails from people demanding refunds.
     
  11. Sanitarium

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  12. Enigma32

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    I am willing to bet a competitor who is NOT ripping people off would be happy to buy that email list.

    I know I would if it were my market and in the us, we make money taking care of people after htey got screwed by those free trials.
     
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    great idea! I would definately do that.
     
  14. the_demon

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    Setup an auto responder saying that the company messed up using your email but, they can order the product from your page instead :p
     
  15. thisguykills

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    I like the didoes idea, personally.