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Author Topic: spam/phishing on poz.com personals?!?!  (Read 2161 times)

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Offline poz1970

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spam/phishing on poz.com personals?!?!
« on: November 12, 2007, 05:45:08 AM »
I just got the following message on poz.com personals, and have no idea who to report them to.  It seems like a very strange mail to be sent on there, and the detail they want seems to include a bit of information that could be used for identity theft (?)

Subject: HELLO MY GOOD FRIEND
Sent: Nov 12, 2007 5:28 AM (FLID:)

HELLO MY GOOD FRIEND Dear Friend, I am Barrister [snip], an attorney at law in London. A deceased client of mine, by name Mr. [snip] died in New Orleans with his wife and two children as a result of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.. The security company has issued me a notice to contact the next of kin, or the funds will be confiscated. My proposition to you is to seek your consent to present you as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of my late client, so that the proceeds of this funds can be paid to you, then we can share the amount on a mutually agreed-upon percentage. All legal documents to back up your claim as my client's next-of-kin will be provided,all i require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through. This will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. If this business proposition offends your moral values, do accept my apology.Please contact me at once to indicate your interest. However if you are willing to assist me in this venture i will be very greatfull to hear from you and bring you into a much better picture of the situation. Now my questions are:- 1. Can you handle this project? 2. Can I give you this trust? 3. What will be your commission? If you can sponsor this Transfer, consider this and get back to me as soon as Possible. Upon the receipt of this mail message, feel free to send the Following details to my private email ([removed]) so as to enable us start the processing of the of the documents that will enhance the releasing of the fund to you. 1. Your full Names and contact Address. 2. Your private Telephone, cell phone and fax numbers. Plus any forms of your personal Identification. I look forward to receiving your prompt response Best Regards, Barrister [snip]

I've removed names from the mail, but you get the gist of it..

J


"The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to  heterosexuals. That doesn`t mean that God doesn`t love heterosexuals. It`s just that they need more supervision." -- Lynn Lavne

Offline vokz

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Re: spam/phishing on poz.com personals?!?!
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2007, 06:01:15 AM »
Barrister my a…

Sat in an Internet café in downtown Lagos is probably closer to the mark  ;)

Offline RapidRod

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Re: spam/phishing on poz.com personals?!?!
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2007, 06:07:22 AM »
There have been warnings published on this for over a year. The scam is, they'll send you a check and you cash it and then you keep some of the money and send the rest to an account. The check will bounce at your bank and you'll be out of all the cash. Since it is from a foreign account you have no way to make restitution.

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: spam/phishing on poz.com personals?!?!
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2007, 06:08:17 AM »
Well, he says he's a barrister. I think you should go for it.

MtD

Offline BT65

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Re: spam/phishing on poz.com personals?!?!
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2007, 07:15:44 AM »
I don't know who you would report this to on the pozpersonals site.  I get those every once in awhile on my personal email and I immediately delete them.  I can't believe anyone would be falling for this after all the information and warnings about them.
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Offline MOONLIGHT1114

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Re: spam/phishing on poz.com personals?!?!
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2007, 10:13:56 AM »
Report anything phishy to

personals@poz.com

I have received the same emails a few times this year, along with the typical Nigerian scammers.  I even "cut to the chase" with one "sweet talker" and told him to go to his nearest Western Union as I had NO problem wiring him $1500 in the next hour.   :D

Needless to say he didn't write back.  I cuss them out and block them, usually, or mess with their heads, the stupid f**ks.

~ Cindy
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Offline poz1970

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Re: spam/phishing on poz.com personals?!?!
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2007, 12:04:37 PM »
Report anything phishy to

personals@poz.com

I have received the same emails a few times this year, along with the typical Nigerian scammers.  I even "cut to the chase" with one "sweet talker" and told him to go to his nearest Western Union as I had NO problem wiring him $1500 in the next hour.   :D

Needless to say he didn't write back.  I cuss them out and block them, usually, or mess with their heads, the stupid f**ks.

~ Cindy

Ta, thats the information I needed :-)

J
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: spam/phishing on poz.com personals?!?!
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2007, 02:44:13 PM »
My ex-partner was Nigerian.  Can we please be a bit more respectful here?
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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: spam/phishing on poz.com personals?!?!
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2007, 02:46:23 PM »
Respectful to whom? You or the Nigerian scammers?

MtD

Offline Clearwater71

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Re: spam/phishing on poz.com personals?!?!
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2007, 03:37:17 PM »
Report anything phishy to

personals@poz.com

I have received the same emails a few times this year, along with the typical Nigerian scammers.  I even "cut to the chase" with one "sweet talker" and told him to go to his nearest Western Union as I had NO problem wiring him $1500 in the next hour.   :D

Needless to say he didn't write back.  I cuss them out and block them, usually, or mess with their heads, the stupid f**ks.

~ Cindy

Cindy

That's some funny stuff there! It makes me almost want to get one of those emails myself now.  You are right, report it then take out all of your frustrations on the bonehead.  Please post any other coping mechanisms you might have as I presume you probably have some real gems.   ;) Thank you!

Karl

Offline Winiroo

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Re: spam/phishing on poz.com personals?!?!
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2007, 03:53:27 PM »
Lets not forget those beloved Russian brides too.


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Offline sacinsc

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Re: spam/phishing on poz.com personals?!?!
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2007, 03:55:45 PM »
Say sure, but you want the check in person, and if they'll will buy you a plane ticket you'll be right over!
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Offline 404error

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Re: spam/phishing on poz.com personals?!?!
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2007, 03:35:30 PM »
If it weren't for the Russian mail order brides, I'd get no messages at all...
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Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: spam/phishing on poz.com personals?!?!
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2007, 08:17:35 PM »
I almost got caught up like that. Mailed the check to me and everything. I took it to the bank but thanks to Cindy had my bank trace the check. I got hit with a 20 buck bad check fee but had my bank notify Wells Fargo. I proceeded to cuss the dude out who sent it to me who had the nerve to threaten me and accuse me of keeping his money..WTF? They have commercials out about stuff like that now, I think the site is fakecheck.org
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Offline poz1970

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Re: spam/phishing on poz.com personals?!?!
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2007, 04:37:44 AM »
no response from personals@poz.com I hope they removed the person at least

J
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