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Postby Sangrolu » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:04 am

Sorry if there's a better place for this, I didn't see a support subforum. I just got a PM stating...

A virus alert was noticed on your computer.
We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately: http://antivirus.effectmeds.com/Sangrolu


from a "LadyXAdmin".

I find this highly suspicious. A virus alert was noticed on my computer? Yeah, right.
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Postby Kalendraf » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:02 am

I just got that same message, but my link had my userid instead. Looks like some kind of a phishing attempt. Don't click the link as it will confirm your account name for that site.

Forthermore, my own company blocks access to that site (antivirus.effectmeds.com) and lists it as a known malicious site.
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Postby Sangrolu » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:28 am

Yeah, I suspect it was phishing. If the admins don't see this by tonight, I'll ring up NickChick on facebook.
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Postby Doctor Otaku » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:20 pm

Yep. I got this also. I'm PMing Nik and Evan right now.
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Postby Kommando » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:00 pm

I got this on a completely different forum, but the PM was from the same username. As a precaution I changed my password on my account.
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Postby Nikchick » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:43 pm

Just wanted to thank everyone who let us know about the phishing PMs. Evan's been on the case securing the boards. We do appreciate you letting us know when you notice things like this.
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