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419 (poorly) disguised as phishing spam


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 PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:09 am   
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Well, gee, I would not have pegged this as a 419 scam without the reference to it in the body:

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DEAR WEB MAIL USER,

THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT WE ARE GOING THROUGH OUR NORMAL END OF
YEAR UPGRADING THIS IS TO ENABLE US FIGHT AGAINST SPAM MAILS AND ADD
THE LATEST INTERNET FEATURES INTO YOUR WEB MAIL ACCOUNT FOR A SAFE AND
AND RELIABLE INTERNET USE.

WE ARE SORRY THIS EMAIL IS COMING TO YOU AT THIS TIME THIS IS BECAUSE
WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON OTHER EMAIL ACCOUNTS.

YOU ARE TO PROVIDE YOUR EMAIL USER ID(.........)AND
PASSWORD(..........) TO ENABLE OUR SECURITY ALERT TEAM TAKE CARE OF
YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT AND PREVENT IT FROM SCAM AND 419 EMAILS.

THANKS FOR YOUR USUAL UNDERSTANDING.

*****WEB MAIL UPGRADING TEAM*******

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This message was sent using IMP, the Internet Messaging Program.


Please note that *no* email service is named, just "web" mail...

...and the Subject of the email is "Outstanding Payment Notification" :roll:


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 PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:40 am   
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Oh, gosh, that is a terrible 419-ish rip off of botnet phishing spam which has been spoofing mail administrators for quite sometime now. :lol:


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