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Post by Nyarlathotep » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:02 pm

Good news everyone! I just got an email from MoneyGram telling me I "have been received the money". And I wasn't even expecting a wire transfer. All I have to do is open up the file they zipped up and attached. What could possibly go wrong?

Seriously though, I get a lot of e-mails like that, ones purportedly from a legitimate business sending me some sort of file as a zip, only at my work e-mail though. Don't know why, crappy spam filter I guess.
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Re: Money money money!

Post by Doctor X » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:34 am

Anti-virus that does not search zipped files.

Of course, that is something I do not have to worry about. . . .

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Re: Money money money!

Post by gnome » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:02 am

The money is IN the zip file... it's something Bill Gates invented!!
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Re: Money money money!

Post by DrMatt » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:20 am

gnome wrote:The money is IN the zip file... it's something Bill Gates invented!!
But then Lister is the only vendor with whom you can spend the money.
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Re: Money money money!

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:27 am

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Re: Money money money!

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:41 pm

This morning it was two seperate complaints from Dun & Bradstreet and some documents from Wells Fargo.

The latter might have gotten me if the others weren't so prolific. I actually AM expecting work related documents from Wells Fargo. But the fact I get so many of these makes me look carefully at any email with an attachment, so the spammer shot himself in the foot with his own prolificness.
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Post by ed » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:45 pm

Evidentially a friend's email client got hacked and "he" sent me this:

//pii.com.pk/your_order.html?bofoqypaqi=54461794&atef=31542 <-------------------------------Don't click!!!

Subject line was "your order"

I'm curious but not that curious. What does it resolve to? Anybody guess?
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:04 pm

ed wrote:Evidentially a friend's email client got hacked and "he" sent me this:

//pii.com.pk/your_order.html?bofoqypaqi=54461794&atef=31542 <-------------------------------Don't click!!!

Subject line was "your order"

I'm curious but not that curious. What does it resolve to? Anybody guess?
FWIW .pk is Pakistan.
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Re: Money money money!

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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
ed wrote:Evidentially a friend's email client got hacked and "he" sent me this:

//pii.com.pk/your_order.html?bofoqypaqi=54461794&atef=31542 <-------------------------------Don't click!!!

Subject line was "your order"

I'm curious but not that curious. What does it resolve to? Anybody guess?
FWIW .pk is Pakistan.
It's Obama Osama :x :x
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Re: Money money money!

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:26 pm

gnome wrote:The money is IN the zip file... it's something Bill Gates invented!!
That's good to know.

Likewise the boarding pass for the trip to Las Vegas I didn't know I was taking must be in the email I just got from American Airlines. It seems that despite not knowing I was taking a trip I have been upgraded to first class.

It's doubly funny since I fly American a lot and I know that for the short hop from Reno to Vegas they would fly a dinky plane with no First Class cabin. So I got upgraded to a seat that doesn't exist on a flight I didn't know I was taking. I am a lucky man.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:33 pm

May favorite was the "Nigerian style" offer, with Suha Arafat as the protagonist. What with Yasser's money being tied up in Switzerland.

The return address was a Yahoo freebie, and the headers indicated an origin in Rumania.
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Re: Money money money!

Post by ed » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:06 pm

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gnome wrote:The money is IN the zip file... it's something Bill Gates invented!!
That's good to know.

Likewise the boarding pass for the trip to Las Vegas I didn't know I was taking must be in the email I just got from American Airlines. It seems that despite not knowing I was taking a trip I have been upgraded to first class.

It's doubly funny since I fly American a lot and I know that for the short hop from Reno to Vegas they would fly a dinky plane with no First Class cabin. So I got upgraded to a seat that doesn't exist on a flight I didn't know I was taking. I am a lucky man.
You are just lucky
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Re: Money money money!

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:08 pm

I feel weirdly cheated that I never get Nigerian Prince letters. What I do get a lot of are offers from beautiful yet lonely Russian women who have "seen my profile" and want to get to know me. I get those mostly as PMs on gaming sites. Apparently beautiful Russian women are suckers for gamers. So if I am ever in Moscow and want to get laid, it would seem all I would have to do is find some attractive women and announce that I am a 20th level Paladin. That's good information to have.
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Post by Doctor X » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:24 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:The latter might have gotten me if the others weren't so prolific. I actually AM expecting work related documents from Wells Fargo. But the fact I get so many of these makes me look carefully at any email with an attachment, so the spammer shot himself in the foot with his own prolificness.
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Re: Money money money!

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:38 pm

Doctor X wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:The latter might have gotten me if the others weren't so prolific. I actually AM expecting work related documents from Wells Fargo. But the fact I get so many of these makes me look carefully at any email with an attachment, so the spammer shot himself in the foot with his own prolificness.
http://www.iptrackeronline.com/email-he ... alysis.php

Wells Fargo does not actually operate out of Russia via China.

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Didn't need to track the IP to know it was fake. The fact that the "From" field was "(Somebody)@(Some company that isn't Well's Fargo).Com" was the biggest clue, along with the...idiosyncratic...use of English.
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Post by Doctor X » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:44 pm

They can "spoof" the "from" field to be "@wellsfargo" or something like that.

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Re: Money money money!

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:48 pm

Doctor X wrote:They can "spoof" the "from" field to be "@wellsfargo" or something like that.

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Yeah, but they didn't this time, so that was as far as I needed to look.

Still, that site may be useful if they ever get smart enough to do that. SO thanks.
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Nyarlathotep wrote:
Doctor X wrote:They can "spoof" the "from" field to be "@wellsfargo" or something like that.

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--J.D.
Yeah, but they didn't this time, so that was as far as I needed to look.

Still, that site may be useful if they ever get smart enough to do that. SO thanks.
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Post by Doctor X » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:35 pm

DrMatt wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:
Doctor X wrote:They can "spoof" the "from" field to be "@wellsfargo" or something like that.

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Yeah, but they didn't this time, so that was as far as I needed to look.

Still, that site may be useful if they ever get smart enough to do that. SO thanks.
The last Received: header in the chain can generally be trusted. Unless your post office has been compromised.
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"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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