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RAF_OldBuzzard
01-13-2011, 11:00 PM
Here's some info on an email that the wife got in her Hotmail account.

Anyone that is tech savvy would see right away that it's a scam.

However, we all know folks that aren't so tech savvy, so tell any of your family, etc. to be on the lookout for it.

It looks pretty good VISUALLY, but the misspellings, gramme, and info asked for give it away.

Actual text:



Acct User,


We encountered a problem with our database and alot of records were lost, we are restoring our database to enable us serve you better. Your Windows Live! Account details are required in our database to keep your account active. Failure to do this will make you loose your account permanently.


To update and enable us restore your account details in our database to keep your account active, you are required to provide us the details below urgently. Click the reply button to enter details below.



Name: ..
Username: ..
Password: .
Country or Territory:



Make sure the details provided above are correct to enable us restore your account details, this will help prevent your account from being suspended.


Note: YOUR DETAILS WILL NOT BE SHARED.
The more you use Windows Live! Service, the more you discover its benefits. We'll keep working on making Windows Live! the best email service around, and we appreciate your joining us for the ride.


Sincerely,


Windows Live Alert Team


Info using "View Message source" option


X-Message-Delivery: Vj0xLjE7dXM9MDtsPTE7YT0xO0Q9MTtTQ0w9MA==
X-Message-Status: n
X-SID-PRA: aablejud@gmail.com
X-SID-Result: Pass
X-AUTH-Result: PASS
X-Message-Info: JGTYoYF78jEKpaMdhWCETN/L95iEs2tMHDpnR3b6UmDPU7V2n8shMWpOhlu4lOsXor34/22/2yD/GmYUFayF4awhwBjX9OcUYw9CTPRvsoF0H+LDD5fVsg==
Received: from mail-wy0-f169.google.com ([74.125.82.169]) by col0-mc4-f17.Col0.hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.4675);
Thu, 13 Jan 2011 12:34:02 -0800
Received: by mail-wy0-f169.google.com with SMTP id 26so2024709wyj.14
for <ssouth1248@hotmail.com>; Thu, 13 Jan 2011 12:34:01 -0800 (PST)
DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed;
d=gmail.com; s=gamma;
h=domainkey-signature:mime-version:sender:date:x-google-sender-auth
:message-id:subject:from:content-type;
bh=CU4YPJ8bMTwkDPGtay36of3Mjk9A663HoZ/dpEKu/+I=;
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DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; c=nofws;
d=gmail.com; s=gamma;
h=mime-version:sender:date:x-google-sender-auth:message-id:subject
:from:content-type;
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ArLEb44/ozQEQlLAOu2Tk+6Jk+BZaVycooqYU=
MIME-Version: 1.0
Received: by 10.216.169.202 with SMTP id n52mt646534wel.15.1294950797652; Thu,
13 Jan 2011 12:33:17 -0800 (PST)
Sender: aablejud@gmail.com
Received: by 10.216.176.71 with HTTP; Thu, 13 Jan 2011 12:33:17 -0800 (PST)
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 21:33:17 +0100
X-Google-Sender-Auth: yvNU8dEY-_lygP5zSpkshI57K8M
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=rBVV5jj90qnKET2vxtqHai74Q8s+NPF551anv@mail .gmail.com>
Subject: Details Update
From: Windows Live Team <liveteam@consultant.com>
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=0016e659ffa2e115bc0499c03cd8
Bcc:
Return-Path: aablejud@gmail.com
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 13 Jan 2011 20:34:02.0206 (UTC) FILETIME=[36C1C7E0:01CBB361]

WTE_Galway
01-13-2011, 11:56 PM
Irish Bank Scam:




WARNING:

Your account has been compromised. It is no longer safe to use the internet.

It is imperative you withdraw all your money in cash (small notes) and mail it to:

Seamus O'Flaherty,
C/- Paddy Maquires Pub,
Dundrinkin, County Cork.

Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.

Ba5tard5word
01-14-2011, 01:01 AM
From time to time I get fake spam messages claiming to be from Twitter, Facebook, Amazon etc saying something like "you have new messages" or "your order" and they have a link to some fake viagra site or whatever. So, avoid clicking on those.

Mercanario
01-14-2011, 04:05 AM
You could fill the entire forum with warnings for scam emails.
If im not 100% certain an email isn't genuine it doesn't get opened.

Choctaw111
01-14-2011, 07:04 AM
Originally posted by Mercanario:
You could fill the entire forum with warnings for scam emails.
If im not 100% certain an email isn't genuine it doesn't get opened.

I'm with you on that one.

Outlaw---
01-14-2011, 07:55 AM
No real service will ever send an e-mail asking for your password.

Of course, the reason these things are sent out is because they work. The same thing goes for the "Nigerian prince wants to give you money" e-mail scams. They work.

--Outlaw.

Cajun76
01-14-2011, 08:14 AM
Glad I've never fallen for that garbage.

Meanwhile, I only needed to send $250 to get 1.5 million from the widow of a Sudanese banker. The check should come in any day now...