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Today I got a phishing email that looked like it had come from Blue Mountain Cards, return address said bubbacards.com, and the IP given was neither. Yes, I'd have *loved* to get an e-card with a tender, caring message, but I think I'll hold out for a genuine one. :P

Just be watchful; the more aware we are of what phishing looks like, the more cleverly hidden the phish are.

Date: 2009-04-16 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] binsk.livejournal.com
Good reminder for folks. The more we communicate, the less time we have to closely scrutinize each message and can easily get bit.

Date: 2009-04-16 04:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sylrayj.livejournal.com
I can generally spot them from a mile away, but this one about caught me. I had my head in the noose and everything.

Date: 2009-04-17 01:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bitterwind.livejournal.com
I almost got caught by a simple classic "you need to update your profile" phishing scam a few years ago. It wasn't until I was about to hit "login" that I noticed it some crazy website address.

All it takes is a moment of lost concentration.

Date: 2009-04-17 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sylrayj.livejournal.com
True enough.

Date: 2009-04-17 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] binsk.livejournal.com
The worst/best ones are when the address has a Cyrillic a or something where it passes visual inspection. Luckily there aren't all that many of those, apparently enough "low hanging fruit" fall for the dumb ones.

Date: 2009-04-17 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sylrayj.livejournal.com
I'm almost grateful then, for people who don't know enough about these. Still, I'd wish these scams could just... go away.

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