• Another phishing email

    From Ralph Fox@21:1/5 to All on Sat Sep 2 17:55:53 2017
    Phishing email of the "verify your account" variety. Subject was "Unusual Login Attempts".


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    Dear **********@xtra.co.nz,


    Someone tried to access your Spark account from a different location
    than usual.Please log in to your Spark account to confirm that you are
    the right account holder in order to avoid account suspension.

    This is an automated email sent to ************@xtra.co.nz , please do
    not reply.

    Thanks,
    The Spark Xtra Mail team

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    © Copyright Spark 2016 All rights reserved

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    Received headers indicate sent from or through a German IP address.

    The "Please log in..." link points to a .tr domain (Turkey).
    Following the link redirects to a .hu domain (Hungary).

    The two email addresses in the body were not the same.


    --
    Kind regards
    Ralph

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  • From geoff@21:1/5 to Ralph Fox on Sat Sep 2 20:03:44 2017
    On 2/09/2017 5:55 PM, Ralph Fox wrote:

    Phishing email of the "verify your account" variety. Subject was "Unusual Login Attempts".


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    Dear **********@xtra.co.nz,


    Someone tried to access your Spark account from a different location
    than usual.Please log in to your Spark account to confirm that you are
    the right account holder in order to avoid account suspension.


    I get at least 5 such emails a day. If not exactly that, then something
    along similar lines. Often for banks that I don't have accounts with,
    and today even one claiming to be from New World club card or something
    like that.

    geoff

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  • From ~misfit~@21:1/5 to Once upon a time on usenet Ralph Fo on Sun Sep 3 14:23:53 2017
    I actually got one of those fake 'Windows Support' phone calls on my
    landline last week You know the type, guy with strong Indan accent telling
    me my computer is reporting in to MS that it's got problems...

    If I hadn't been so busy at the time I would have led him on but I was in
    the middle of something so I just told him that I hope the Karma he is collecting for his part in this scam is visited upon his family 100 fold for all of eternity.

    He hung up on me.
    --
    Shaun.

    "Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy little classification in the DSM*."
    David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
    (*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)

    Once upon a time on usenet Ralph Fox wrote:
    Phishing email of the "verify your account" variety. Subject was
    "Unusual Login Attempts".


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    Dear **********@xtra.co.nz,


    Someone tried to access your Spark account from a different
    location than usual.Please log in to your Spark account to confirm
    that you are the right account holder in order to avoid account suspension.

    This is an automated email sent to ************@xtra.co.nz ,
    please do not reply.

    Thanks,
    The Spark Xtra Mail team


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    If you don't think you should have received this message, or you
    haven't signed up for Xtramail, then please don't click on
    confirmation link above.


    Copyright Spark 2016 All rights reserved

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    Received headers indicate sent from or through a German IP address.

    The "Please log in..." link points to a .tr domain (Turkey).
    Following the link redirects to a .hu domain (Hungary).

    The two email addresses in the body were not the same.

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  • From Tony @21:1/5 to All on Sat Sep 2 23:00:55 2017
    "~misfit~" <shaun.at.pukekohe@gmail.com> wrote:
    I have been very rude to some of these callers but am wondering whether they are merely employees and believe that they are really working for a legitimate organisation. Who knows.
    I actually got one of those fake 'Windows Support' phone calls on my
    landline last week You know the type, guy with strong Indan accent telling
    me my computer is reporting in to MS that it's got problems...

    If I hadn't been so busy at the time I would have led him on but I was in
    the middle of something so I just told him that I hope the Karma he is >collecting for his part in this scam is visited upon his family 100 fold for >all of eternity.

    He hung up on me.
    --
    Shaun.

    "Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy >little classification in the DSM*."
    David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
    (*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)

    Once upon a time on usenet Ralph Fox wrote:
    Phishing email of the "verify your account" variety. Subject was
    "Unusual Login Attempts".


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ QUOTE
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


    Dear **********@xtra.co.nz,


    Someone tried to access your Spark account from a different
    location than usual.Please log in to your Spark account to confirm
    that you are the right account holder in order to avoid account
    suspension.

    This is an automated email sent to ************@xtra.co.nz ,
    please do not reply.

    Thanks,
    The Spark Xtra Mail team


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    If you don't think you should have received this message, or you
    haven't signed up for Xtramail, then please don't click on
    confirmation link above.


    Copyright Spark 2016 All rights reserved

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ QUOTE
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    Received headers indicate sent from or through a German IP address.

    The "Please log in..." link points to a .tr domain (Turkey).
    Following the link redirects to a .hu domain (Hungary).

    The two email addresses in the body were not the same.

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  • From geoff@21:1/5 to All on Sun Sep 3 17:04:34 2017
    On 3/09/2017 2:23 PM, ~misfit~ wrote:
    I actually got one of those fake 'Windows Support' phone calls on my
    landline last week You know the type, guy with strong Indan accent telling
    me my computer is reporting in to MS that it's got problems...

    If I hadn't been so busy at the time I would have led him on but I was in
    the middle of something so I just told him that I hope the Karma he is collecting for his part in this scam is visited upon his family 100 fold for all of eternity.

    He hung up on me.



    I see the caller ID and answer the phone "Hello this is Interpol".

    geoff

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  • From ~misfit~@21:1/5 to Once upon a time on usenet geoff on Wed Sep 6 18:24:42 2017
    Once upon a time on usenet geoff wrote:
    On 3/09/2017 2:23 PM, ~misfit~ wrote:
    I actually got one of those fake 'Windows Support' phone calls on my
    landline last week You know the type, guy with strong Indan accent
    telling me my computer is reporting in to MS that it's got
    problems... If I hadn't been so busy at the time I would have led him on
    but I
    was in the middle of something so I just told him that I hope the
    Karma he is collecting for his part in this scam is visited upon his
    family 100 fold for all of eternity.

    He hung up on me.



    I see the caller ID and answer the phone "Hello this is Interpol".

    geoff

    Heh, yeah I saw that elsewhere after writing my post. ;)
    --
    Shaun.

    "Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy little classification in the DSM*."
    David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
    (*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)

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  • From ~misfit~@21:1/5 to Once upon a time on usenet Tony on Wed Sep 6 18:24:19 2017
    Once upon a time on usenet Tony wrote:
    "~misfit~" <shaun.at.pukekohe@gmail.com> wrote:
    I have been very rude to some of these callers but am wondering
    whether they are merely employees and believe that they are really
    working for a legitimate organisation. Who knows.

    I honestly doubt that Tony. If they have the intelligence to do what they do all day, deliberately obfuscating and misleading then they *must* know.

    However I do consider the fact that it might be the lesser of several evils when it comes down to the necessity of feeding their families...
    --
    Shaun.

    "Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy little classification in the DSM*."
    David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
    (*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)

    I actually got one of those fake 'Windows Support' phone calls on my
    landline last week You know the type, guy with strong Indan accent
    telling me my computer is reporting in to MS that it's got
    problems...

    If I hadn't been so busy at the time I would have led him on but I
    was in the middle of something so I just told him that I hope the
    Karma he is collecting for his part in this scam is visited upon his
    family 100 fold for all of eternity.

    He hung up on me.
    --
    Shaun.

    "Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief
    has a cozy little classification in the DSM*."
    David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
    (*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)

    Once upon a time on usenet Ralph Fox wrote:
    Phishing email of the "verify your account" variety. Subject was
    "Unusual Login Attempts".


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ QUOTE
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


    Dear **********@xtra.co.nz,


    Someone tried to access your Spark account from a different
    location than usual.Please log in to your Spark account to
    confirm that you are the right account holder in order to avoid
    account suspension.

    This is an automated email sent to ************@xtra.co.nz ,
    please do not reply.

    Thanks,
    The Spark Xtra Mail team


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------

    If you don't think you should have received this message, or you
    haven't signed up for Xtramail, then please don't click on
    confirmation link above.


    Copyright Spark 2016 All rights reserved

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ QUOTE
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


    Received headers indicate sent from or through a German IP address.

    The "Please log in..." link points to a .tr domain (Turkey).
    Following the link redirects to a .hu domain (Hungary).

    The two email addresses in the body were not the same.

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  • From Ralph Fox@21:1/5 to geoff on Thu Sep 7 20:06:14 2017
    On Sat, 2 Sep 2017 20:03:44 +1200, geoff wrote:

    On 2/09/2017 5:55 PM, Ralph Fox wrote:

    Phishing email of the "verify your account" variety. Subject was "Unusual >> Login Attempts".


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    Dear **********@xtra.co.nz,


    Someone tried to access your Spark account from a different location
    than usual.Please log in to your Spark account to confirm that you are >> the right account holder in order to avoid account suspension.


    I get at least 5 such emails a day. If not exactly that, then something
    along similar lines. Often for banks that I don't have accounts with,
    and today even one claiming to be from New World club card or something
    like that.

    geoff


    I see very few on my @xtra.co.nz email account. I used to get 80
    spam emails each day before Xtra outsourced email to Yahoo. Yahoo
    may have had its issues, but it did a very effective job of
    discouraging incoming spam.

    I only hope the level of spam emails does not go back up now that
    Xtra has switched its outsourcing to another provider.


    --
    Kind regards
    Ralph
    🦊

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  • From ~misfit~@21:1/5 to Once upon a time on usenet Ralph Fo on Mon Sep 11 01:09:58 2017
    Once upon a time on usenet Ralph Fox wrote:
    On Sat, 2 Sep 2017 20:03:44 +1200, geoff wrote:

    On 2/09/2017 5:55 PM, Ralph Fox wrote:

    Phishing email of the "verify your account" variety. Subject was
    "Unusual Login Attempts".


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ QUOTE
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


    Dear **********@xtra.co.nz,


    Someone tried to access your Spark account from a different
    location than usual.Please log in to your Spark account to
    confirm that you are the right account holder in order to
    avoid account suspension.


    I get at least 5 such emails a day. If not exactly that, then
    something along similar lines. Often for banks that I don't have
    accounts with, and today even one claiming to be from New World
    club card or something like that.

    geoff


    I see very few on my @xtra.co.nz email account. I used to get 80
    spam emails each day before Xtra outsourced email to Yahoo. Yahoo
    may have had its issues, but it did a very effective job of
    discouraging incoming spam.

    I only hope the level of spam emails does not go back up now that
    Xtra has switched its outsourcing to another provider.

    I have a couple of those free Orcon email accounts that Seeby came here to
    tell us all about a decade or two ago. They get so much spam it's
    incredible! If it wasn't for the fact I've registered for a few sites etc.
    with them I'd stop using them - which is probably the point!
    --
    Shaun.

    "Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy little classification in the DSM*."
    David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
    (*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)

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