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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Watch out aLL YOU Fastmailers


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To confirm and keep your FastMail Webmail account active during and after our upgrade, kindly reply confirming your webmail login details as failure to acknowledge receipt of this notification, might result to a permanent deactivation of your FastMail Webmail account from FastMail database for up coming subscribers.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks not had this in any of my fastmail accounts

But would never reply to any asking for Username and password

maybe its Paranoia (or being a member of this site !!)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It should be just common sense, imo Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:26 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I don't use Fastmail, but there are similar scams running right now from Amazon and a couple Banks (or more accurately -from scammers pretending to be from those sites.)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I use fastmail, could expect such an email in my catcher. I did have a phishing attempt on my crawler account some weeks ago.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:45 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I have two accounts in fastmail used solely for baiting, nothing in either one. Thanks for the heads up though Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:26 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I run my own mailserver on my own domain and I get them there too. They just extract the word to the right of the @ and insert it in a template email. If your email was [email protected], you'd have been told that elephantdoodoo was upgrading their servers. It looks targeted but it isn't.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:47 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I often get many of these a day in my Hotmail catcher (phishing script tweaked for hotmail, of course).

If a victim falls for this, the scammer usually logs into the account, changes the password, then emails everyone in the contact list pretending to be the account owner stranded in a foreign land and needing cash quick through WU.

Coincidentally, when I logged into Hotmail today, the opening screen featured an MSN article about just this type of scam:

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