Hi-tech Phishing scams - MUST READ

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  1. Diamondhitch

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    I tried pasting an email here but unfortunately it doesnt look the same in this format. Basically it was a warning from our IT department about how sophisticated Phishing scams have become and how authentic they can look.

    The thing that dropped my jaw was it was an adress change confirmation from AT&T, the web adress to respond to was shown as AT&T | Cell Phones, U-verse, Digital TV, DSL Internet, and Phone Service but if you clicked on it they showed where you would actually go. It was to a private server at a completely different adress.

    BE CAREFUL. I normally spot these things a mile away, even the good ones, but this looked exactly like the real thing right down to the fine details, only the senders email adress would have tipped me but it is only a matter of time before they can fake that too.

    Our IT dept recommends typing the correct adress into your browser adress bar on any email request to ensure that you get routed to the actual company you want to contact instead of some scammer.
     
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    I recently got two emails using my daughters email address that sent links to look at. I looked all right! Spoofing emails linked to MaxiDerm and Viagra! Someone stole or appropriated her email and sent this link to all her contacts. F'ing crooks! Also had a boat trailer listed on Craigslist for a while. Most of the emails I got were scammers trying to get to sign up for paypal and send them my paypal account number! I hate these bastards!!
     
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    Thanks for the heads up Diamondhitch, been busted by these pricks myself. They must get paid good money for lieing, cheating and stealing from the hard working folks, who then have to pay someone else to fix what they screwed up. Hey, now that I think about it, I bet they are/were politicians!!!

    Scott, viagra really? Sounds like the stuff that I still recieve on my emails, that and seniors dating.com, I mean come on I'm not even 60 yet..:p
     
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    Ya I hate these guys. The Paypal ones I have seen are easy to pick out as a scam but they are definitely getting smarter.
     
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    Been getting really really cheesy ones lately. I never open any attachments or click on any links, but I do open the mail and read it just to have a good laugh. Not sure if its the hi-tech phishing scams you're talking about here though. But a scam is a scam... I'm amazed at how many random strangers, barristers, and millionaires want me to be their benificiary!

    Will research the hi-tech pishing scam.

    Thanks,
     
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    Yeah for sure! Always getting offers from Nigeria or Upper Volta to take 16 quadrillion bazillion dollars if I just send my bank account number! Yikes!
     
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    So thats how you afford your hunts. LOL
     
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    Yep! Thats how I do it. Every time I get one of those scam emails I send them all my personal info, SS number, bank accounts, etc., DL, CPL. Pretty soon the big bucks just come rolling in! I figure by now most of the oil money from West Africa resides in my bank! LOL!!
     

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