Saturday, July 10, 2010

Spoofing or Password Phishing

  • Some spammers send fraudulent mass-messages designed to collect personal information, called 'spoofing' or 'password phishing.'


  • They ask you to provide your username and password or other personal information (e.g. Social Security number, bank account number, PIN number, credit card number, mother's maiden name, or birthday).
  • Even if they appear to be from a legitimate source, or contain an official-looking webpage, be careful.
  • Spammers often ask for this information in an attempt to steal your email address, your money, your credit, or your identity.
  • It is better not to entertain these types of messages like lottery winning, best email, lotto winning, etc. Neglect them.

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Here are two emails. We must be careful to deal with.

!!!CONGRATULATION YOU ARE A WINNER!!!.
The Board of Directors, members of staff and the International Awareness
Promotion Department of the NOKIA, wishes to congratulate you on your
success as the STAR PRIZE WINNER in the 2010 Year Promotion sterling on
NOKIA held on the 23rd of July, 2010 in London, England.
This makes you the proud owner of a brand new NOKIA x6 and a cash prize of
950,000.00 GBP(Ninety Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British pounds).
For you to collect your prizes kindly send a mail or call the Nokia agent
Rev. -------
Email:
He has been mandated to offer you assistance on how to get your prize
Congratulations once more, and keep trusting Nokia
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DIRECTOR OF PROMOTIONS
NOKIA (CONNECTING PEOPLE)
COCA-COLA UK PROMO 2010
We are pleased to inform you that your email address has won an Award in
the COCA-COLA Company Award Anniversary as organized by Coca-Cola Inc.,
held on June 25th, 2010 in London, United Kingdom.
Coca-Cola Inc. randomly selected 20 email addresses through a computer
ballot system to receive an award of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Great
British Pounds (£250,000.00) each as a part of their for-profit
philanthropic wing (COCA-COLA.ORG) promotion.
Awards MUST be claimed by the email owner ONLY, not later than 5 weeks
from the day of notification.
Award Reference code: --------
File number:------
Send your complete personal information with your Award Ref. and File no.
to us to enable us process your claim
1. Full name:........
2. Country:................
3. Contact Address:..................
4. Telephone/Fax no.............................
5. Marital Status:.........................
6. Occupation:.....................
7. Sex:...................
8. Age:.............
9. Email:...............
Director of Operations:----------
E-Mail: ------
Please do not reply if you are NOT the owner of this email address
Congratulations!! Sincerely Yours,
COCA-COLA UK Management
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Some more...

*REFNO:----------------------------*

Sunday, 21 November, 2010 6:44 PM
From:
To:undisclosed-recipients
We are pleased to inform you today 19th of November 2010 of the result of the winners of the UK NATIONAL ONLINE PROMO DRAW, held on the 21stof November 2010.You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of Ј1,000,000.00 (British Pounds) One Million Pounds Sterling in cash credited to file --------------

To file for your claim, you are requied to provide the below informations
to the claims agent

Mr. -----------
Email: ---------------

Provide him with the information below:
1 Full Name:
2 Full Address:
3 Occupation:
4 Age:
5 Sex:
6 Nationality:
7 Telephone Number:

Mrs. ----------
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Your ...........Ticket no:-----------------------

Sunday, 21 November, 2010 2:37 PM
From:
To: undisclosed-recipients
UK National Sweepstakes Jackpot® Winner  2010
    Dear: e-Mail Winner,   Winning Notification

Your email address as indicated was drawn and attached to Ticket
no:------- with Serial  no:------ and drew the lucky numbers
----------- which subsequently won you 1,000,000.00 (One Million
Great Britain pounds) as one of the 10 jackpot winners in this draw.
contact our fiduciary agent for claims with the contact below.

Agent Name: ------
Email:--------
Name:.... Address:....Country....Occupation:....PhoneNumber:....Status,

Sincerely, 
Mr. --------
Copyright © 1991-2010.
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