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GomerPyle
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:50 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Clearly it isn't a fake site, and it doesn't look as if the addie has been spoofed. Is there anything that can be done with this ?

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Return-Path: <[email protected]>
Received: from rly-mf09.mail.aol.com (rly-mf09.mail.aol.com [172.20.29.179]) by air-mf08.mail.aol.com (v118.4) with ESMTP id MAILINMF082-97e468fdab62d0; Sat, 07 Jul 2007 14:26:18 -0400
Received: from shadow.csufresno.edu (relay-1.csufresno.edu [129.8.57.22]) by rly-mf09.mail.aol.com (v118.4) with ESMTP id MAILRELAYINMF094-97e468fdab62d0; Sat, 07 Jul 2007 14:25:58 -0400
Received: from zimmer.csufresno.edu (zimmer.csufresno.edu [129.8.52.100])
by shadow.csufresno.edu (Postfix) with ESMTP
id 18CA62EAB2; Fri, 6 Jul 2007 20:26:31 -0700 (PDT)
Received: from cvip.net (localhost [127.0.0.1])
by zimmer.csufresno.edu (iPlanet Messaging Server 5.2 HotFix 2.17 (built Mar
28 2007)) with ESMTP id <[email protected]>; Fri,
06 Jul 2007 20:26:32 -0700 (PDT)
Received: from [62.56.141.48] by zimmer.csufresno.edu (mshttpd); Sat,
07 Jul 2007 04:26:32 +0100
Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2007 04:26:32 +0100
From: Patrick Pendleton <[email protected]>
Subject: REPUTABLE COMPANY NEEDED REPRESENTATIVE
Reply-To: [email protected]
Message-id: <[email protected]>
MIME-version: 1.0
X-Mailer: iPlanet Messenger Express 5.2 HotFix 2.17 (built Mar 28 2007)
Content-type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252
Content-language: en
Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable
Content-disposition: inline
X-Accept-Language: en
Priority: normal
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
X-AOL-IP: 129.8.57.22
X-AOL-SCOLL-SCORE: 0:2:403869841:6710886
X-AOL-SCOLL-URL_COUNT: 0


BODY OF MAIL

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Dear Sir/Madam,

This is to formally inform you that, vacancy exist in our company
Weiqiao Textile Co., Ltd. for the position of offshore payment receiving
agent. We hope that you would accept to be appointed as our representative
in your country and earn 10% of every payment made through you.

Weiqiao Textile Company Limited ("Weiqiao Textile" or the "Company",
together with its subsidiaries, collectively known as the "Group") is the
largest cotton textile producer in China. Led by a team of experienced
and visionary management, the Group has established scalable production
facilities that operate under advanced technological standards. Abiding
by an operational philosophy that emphasizes stringency, attention to
details, practicality and persistence, the Group has laid down
a solid business foundation and distinguished itself as a leader of the
global cotton textile industry.


We are a China based Textile producing company with a diversified
customer base including Itochu, Fountain Set Group, Texwinca Group, and
[Nichimen]. We have over 4,800 domestic customers from 30 provinces and
more than 300 overseas customers spanning across 20 countries and regions
including most parts of Europe, North/South America and the Middle
East.

Upon receipt of your mail we will intimate you on the necessary steps
to take prior to approval and after you have been approved as our
companyรข?ฌโ„ขs foreign representative, we await your response in this
regard.

Best regards,

Mr. Manit Hu.

Human Resource Department,
Weiqiao Textile Co., Ltd.
No.34 Qidong Road,
Weiqiao Town,
Zouping Country,
Shandong, China
Post Code: 256212
Email:[email protected]


Either their server's been compromised, or more likely, someone's abusing their priveleges and no one's scrutinising what's going on.

AmI right ? and what's the best way to handle this ?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:07 am Reply with quoteBack to top

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From: Patrick Pendleton <[email protected]>
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Reply-To: [email protected]


Gomer,

It seems that Patrick's PC may be compromised and is used as a spam zombie...

Having a csufresno.edu Email can mean that you either a student or an employee with the university (Cal State Fresno)... it does not mean that the university's server is hacked to... only that a PC using that Email address (Probably via an POP3 Email Client) is infected... (the price of "free" downloads)

May not be much you can do except let Patrick know... he may not be aware that his PC is infected.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:09 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I got this same one twice last week. They both originated in Mauritius,..
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:10 am Reply with quoteBack to top

^^^^That or the IT department at the university.

--J.D.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:20 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Very likely part of a zombie network. Best let him know. Its a bit of a pain getting out of it. The net should have some pages to help. Suggest he use Firefox in future too.

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Another thing about Aus - if you are detected as part of a network, they give you a certain amount of time to sever yourself from it, or they have the rights to cut your internet connection.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:13 am Reply with quoteBack to top

The real funny part about the whole thing is that Fresno is probably one of the largest cotton producing areas in California...
I guess you would have had to live there.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:47 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I've had a couple of scam-mails from real sites before, but not too many. I have either notified them of the abuse, notified the nearest authority I could find, or simply chalked it up to those address-spoofer programs that are around.

One time, I actually got somebody who gave a damn to get back to me on it, resulting in an official investigation. Everyone else I've notified seems to have better things to do, but at least I got to say I did my part and feel really self-righteous for 30 seconds.
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