Dangerous fake email scams

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billwill

  • Friday 14th October 2011, 2:20pm [Edited]
  • North London, England
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This is a thread for posting details of fake emails & scams emails etc, of a type clever enough that might catch out an unwary member of BSG.

No point in posting examples of emails that are obvious fakes.

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This fake order confirmation is currently going around. DO NOT VISIT THE LINK (I have spaced out the HTTP so that it isn't clickable).


Dear William Williams,

Thank you for shopping with YesAsia.com, the No.1 Online Asian Entertainment Store. Your order has been successfully placed. We will process and dispatch your order to you as soon as possible.

To view details of your order go to : h t t p : / / w w w .yesasia.com/global/en/secure/ordertracking.html?order=141014122011BED
Username : William Williams
Order Number : 447043121
Payment Method : Credit Card
Shipping Method : Express
Number of Suggested Shipment(s) : 1

Item Description Catalog No. Quantity Unit Price (USD) Total (USD)
Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision 304715754 1 208.99 208.99
Freecom Hard Drive 3.5" External Hard Drive 500GB 304777221 1 228.99 228.99

Sub-total : USD 437.98
Tax : USD 0.00
Shipping (Express) : USD 45.49
Order Total : USD 483.47

Once your payment has been received and verified your payment, your order will be processed. The estimated availability information shown during checkout will only apply after your payment has been verified.
This order confirmation has been automatically generated by our order tracking system.
Should you have any questions about your order, please visit the following website for updated order information details at "My Account".
Thank you for shopping at YesAsia.com, and please come again!

Yours sincerely,
Customer Service Department

YesAsia.com


FAKE!


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AJGO

  • Friday 14th October 2011, 2:37pm [Edited]
  • London, England
  • 4,987 posts

Just got this from Reports@jel.cc- at least other viruses have put the effort into a familiar looking address!

Click here to access your spam quarantine.
The spam quarantine contains emails that are being held from your email account.
Quarantined emails can be released to your inbox or deleted using the spam quarantine link

EDIT: Of course, don't click! Don't know how to make it unclickable. Just don't do it kids

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keewik

  • Friday 14th October 2011, 4:04pm
  • 6,364 posts

I had 2 of those fake order things a couple of months ago, but restrained myself from clicking the link - it would indeed be tempting because you worry that something HAS been ordered on your credit card.

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billwill

  • Friday 14th October 2011, 6:34pm
  • North London, England
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FAKE!


Notice ID: LUGXNWXU67199

Notice: CP01H
Tax year: 2011
Notice date: Sun, 9 Oct 2011 10:33:57 -0500
Page 1 of 1

Important information about your tax return
We are unable to process your tax return

We received your tax return. However, we are unable to process the return as filed.

Our records indicate that the person identified as the primary taxpayer or spouse on the tax return was deceased prior to the tax year shown on the tax form. Our records are based on information received from the Social Security Administration.
Based on this information, the tax account for this individual has been locked.

What you need to do

Visit review page on irs.gov
Keep this notice for your records.

Department of Treasury
Internal Revenue Service

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Lee Henman

  • Friday 14th October 2011, 6:37pm
  • England
  • 5,183 posts

I get these quite regular. If they ask for bank account / credit card details I always fill them in with a made-up one, just for the satisfaction of knowing they'll be disappointed.

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Bill Jaguar

  • Friday 14th October 2011, 6:41pm
  • England
  • 687 posts
Quote: Lee Henman @ October 14 2011, 6:37 PM BST

I get these quite regular. If they ask for bank account / credit card details I always fill them in with a made-up one, just for the satisfaction of knowing they'll be disappointed.


Which is probably the reason you get them regularly, they know you are there.

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Lee Henman

  • Friday 14th October 2011, 6:43pm
  • England
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Quote: Bill Jaguar @ October 14 2011, 6:41 PM BST

Which is probably the reason you get them regularly, they know you are there.


D'Oh!

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evan rubivellian

  • Friday 14th October 2011, 7:38pm
  • England
  • 672 posts

And those fake credit card details probably belong to someone. So, like, BLAM! Dude.

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Chappers

  • Friday 14th October 2011, 8:39pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,770 posts

I got the Asian one today and just deleted it.

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Lee Henman

  • Friday 14th October 2011, 9:51pm
  • England
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Quote: evan rubivellian @ October 14 2011, 7:38 PM BST

And those fake credit card details probably belong to someone. So, like, BLAM! Dude.


Unlikely. I can't even get 3 numbers on the lottery so there's no chance I'm going to guess the exact sequence of 16 numbers on a stranger's credit card. There'd be a lot more credit card crime if it were that simple!

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zooo

  • Friday 14th October 2011, 10:12pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,189 posts

But there are millions of credit cards, I think it's fairly possible for you to guess one by accident. Hope it's not mine you're giving out willy nilly!

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lofthouse

  • Friday 14th October 2011, 10:56pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,108 posts

Our system at work has been down for days due to a virus in an email

C**ts

Get a f**king life

I hope you get cancer of the penis

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AngieBaby

  • Friday 14th October 2011, 11:10pm
  • England
  • 3,247 posts

I'm amazed these scam emails even exist anymore, they are soooo AOL.

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billwill

  • Saturday 15th October 2011, 3:19am
  • North London, England
  • 5,815 posts

oooooH, this one is a fake & targeted directly at me... Grrrr!!


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The links in the email all actually go to a non You-Tube site, presumably a nasty one.

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Lee Henman

  • Saturday 15th October 2011, 11:13am
  • England
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Quote: zooo @ October 14 2011, 10:12 PM BST

But there are millions of credit cards, I think it's fairly possible for you to guess one by accident. Hope it's not mine you're giving out willy nilly!


Well you worried me for a second Zooo but I checked and it just so happens that some geek's worked out what the chances of guessing someone's credit card number are. Basically if you assumed that everyone on Earth had six credit cards, (a total of 36 billion), I'd still only have about a 0.00000036% chance of guessing one correctly. Which is very, very small indeed. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081106135136AAT0e5m

Also if it were so easy to simply guess a random credit card number, how come the naughty criminals don't just do that instead of these elaborate scams? I rest my case m'lud!