Attention Admin and Moderators I think you have a phisher

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Attention Admin and Moderators I think you have a phisher

Postby Gbob » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:53 pm

I got this pm from a brand new member today.... Looks like phishing to me.

From: Dersterman
To: Gbob
Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:13 pm
Subject: Hello
Hello, friend. There are viruses' activities from your computer in last few days. Strongly recommend you to scan your computer. You can find a report about your computer's security and solve every problem with it here: [[link removed by Admin]]
Thank you. Forum member.
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Postby animus » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:06 pm

I got the same message.
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Postby Dont Die » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:22 pm

ditto.
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Postby quigs » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:32 pm

As did I.
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Postby Jekias » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:45 pm

I also just received this PM just now.

you should edit your post to remove the link or break it so it doesn't work in case someone accidentally clicks on it.
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Postby Illiani » Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:08 pm

Same occurred this end.
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Postby cpip » Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:38 pm

I, also, received this message.
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Postby Arcanus » Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:52 pm

I got it too
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Postby SassyRonin » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:25 pm

If you receive such a PM, please don't click on the link.

Also, if you post something about a Phisher, make sure not to post the link they PM you. Please do make sure to send me a PM @ SassyRonin with the Phishing account's name, because that notifies me via email and I can react quicker.

These PMs are being sent by "Phishing" accounts that are signing up (probably real people clicking past the Human Test, but it could be automated). I don't know what would happen if you click the link, but certainly not something you want to have happen to your computer. Likely it leads to a web page designed to make you think your computer is infected, with something to click that leads to Bad Things happening to your machine.

This particular account is now banned. Such accounts might well crop up again. I'm planning a forum upgrade that will hopefully make their job harder.
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New Member same phisherman

Postby Gbob » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:33 am

I got another BS pm from this guy. He's got a new login apparently.

From: GafarozzMan
To: Gbob
Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:04 pm
Subject: Be careful!
Hello, friend. There are viruses' activities from your computer in last few days. Strongly recommend you to scan your computer. You can find a report about your computer's security and solve every problem with it here: {removed}
Thank you. Forum member.
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Re: New Member same phisherman

Postby SassyRonin » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:43 am

Already banned, but thanks for letting me know.

Gbob wrote:I got another BS pm from this guy. He's got a new login apparently.

From: GafarozzMan
To: Gbob
Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:04 pm
Subject: Be careful!
Hello, friend. There are viruses' activities from your computer in last few days. Strongly recommend you to scan your computer. You can find a report about your computer's security and solve every problem with it here: {removed}
Thank you. Forum member.
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Postby Rolemancer » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:52 pm

From: Hummannic
To: Rolemancer
Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:13 pm
Subject: Hello.. Quote message
Hello, friend. There are viruses' activities from your computer in last few days. Strongly recommend you to scan your computer. You can find a report about your computer's security and solve every problem with it here: ((( removed )))
Thank you. Forum member.
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Postby rc7771 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:43 am

I'm assuming I got one of those also. I got an email alert about a PM, but when I try to open it, I get a message that says private messages have been disabled on this forum.
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Postby Symeon Star-Eyes » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:32 pm

rc7771 wrote:I'm assuming I got one of those also. I got an email alert about a PM, but when I try to open it, I get a message that says private messages have been disabled on this forum.


Same here.
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