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I'm sure many of you receive a ton of spam as I do, along with email ploys. I got this one today, that looked fairly legit, until I saw it ask for password info. Watch out for this and don't respond. I am including the header and content for your info.

 

Return-path: <accounts@webinternet.com>

Envelope-to: steve [at] my domain dot com

Delivery-date: Mon, 05 Apr 2010 23:58:18 -0400

Received: from eriell.com ([85.12.37.170])

by ithor.tchmachines.com with esmtps (TLSv1:AES256-SHA:256)

(Exim 4.69)

(envelope-from <accounts@webinternet.com>)

id 1Nyzve-0005iK-C2

for steve [at] my domain dot com; Mon, 05 Apr 2010 23:58:18 -0400

Received: from [41.138.189.127] (helo=User)

by eriell.com with esmtpa (Exim 4.71 (FreeBSD))

(envelope-from <accounts@webinternet.com>)

id 1Nyzvw-000PS4-8n; Tue, 06 Apr 2010 08:58:36 +0500

Reply-To: <mimsek@aol.com>

From: "Database Information Technology service"<accounts@webinternet.com>

Subject: UPGRADE YOUR ACCOUNT

Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 04:58:43 +0100

MIME-Version: 1.0

Content-Type: text/plain;

charset="Windows-1251"

Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

X-Priority: 3

X-MSMail-Priority: Normal

X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000

X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2600.0000

 

This message is from the Database Information Technology service

messaging

center, to all our e-mail account holders. All Mailhub systems will

undergo regularly scheduled maintenance. Access to your mailbox via

our mail portal will be unavailable for some period of time during this

maintenanceperiod.

 

We shall be carrying out service maintenance on our database and e-mail

accountcenter for better online services. We are deleting all

unusede-mail accounts to create more space for new accounts.

 

In order to ensure you do not experience service

interruptions/possible deactivation Please you must reply to this email

immediately confirming your email account details below for

confirmation/identification.

_____________________________________

1. First Name & Last Name:

2. Full Login Email Address:

3. Username & Password:

4. Confirm your Current Password:

_____________________________________

Failure to do this may automatically render your e-mail account

deactivated from our emaildatabase/mailserver. to enable us upgrade your

email account,

please do reply to this mail.

Thanks.

Upgrade Team

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True, there are many unscrupulous ways to get people to give up their credentials. Pay attention to links (where they are going) and return email addresses. They rarely are for where they claim to be. Thanks for the info.

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Don't you love it when scammers don't even pay attention to what they're sending out? The final paragraph clearly says you must Reply to this email, giving them all that personal information. Then 10 lines down it says please do NOT reply to this email.

 

Thanks for the heads-up.

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