Not sure if spam/scam?



  • I have not heard of this, has anyone else?

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  • yes, that is definitely a scam.



  • That looks like the new version of the age old Who's Who books scam.



  • I've got some that were similar, I looked at the site and it looked more put together and more real. I had a hunch but just wanted to make sure. Thanks.


  • Banned

    @johnhooks said:

    I've got some that were similar, I looked at the site and it looked more put together and more real. I had a hunch but just wanted to make sure. Thanks.

    Your drive by rootkit is now installed, have a nice day 🙂

    The other thing you have done, is sent a tracking message to the spammer to say the email address is monitored.



  • @Breffni-Potter said:

    @johnhooks said:

    I've got some that were similar, I looked at the site and it looked more put together and more real. I had a hunch but just wanted to make sure. Thanks.

    Your drive by rootkit is now installed, have a nice day 🙂

    The other thing you have done, is sent a tracking message to the spammer to say the email address is monitored.

    ha I don't need to worry about a rootkit on that system. I checked the link and then went to the main site from Google, so I don't think it was able to track anything.



  • @Breffni-Potter said:

    @johnhooks said:

    I've got some that were similar, I looked at the site and it looked more put together and more real. I had a hunch but just wanted to make sure. Thanks.

    Your drive by rootkit is now installed, have a nice day 🙂

    The other thing you have done, is sent a tracking message to the spammer to say the email address is monitored.

    Not any real way around that though without making yourself do a lot of work always having to click to download images.


  • Banned

    @JaredBusch said:

    Not any real way around that though without making yourself do a lot of work always having to click to download images.

    Isn't this what we want our users to not do though?

    Right click copy the URL, then check the site on google, never ever ever open a suspicious email link. At the very least, you've told them the email is monitored and could receive more targeted phishing, at the worst, there is a drive by exploit which infects the machine.



  • Yeah I have always warned to Never open an attachment or link unless you are specifically expecting it.

    We use Outlook in my office, by default it does not show images, you have to click the button to see images in email.


  • Vendor

    Ah yes. "Click here" and a sense of urgency. Definitely smells like a scam.



  • @brad_altn said:

    Ah yes. "Click here" and a sense of urgency. Definitely smells like a scam.

    I think that that is one of the biggest things that people don't realize... a top sign that something is spam is the "sense of urgency."



  • They contacted you? Always a scam.



  • @RojoLoco said:

    They contacted you? Always a scam.

    That, as well, is huge. Why would they be contacting anyone? How did they figure out that you are the one business leader in the world to put into their directory? Why have you never seen this directory?



  • What if you had put in a more humorous name for that email account? I'd love to see one of these form letters show up in one of my ancillary email accounts. e.g.: "Dear SNEEKY BEETZ..."



  • @RojoLoco said:

    What if you had put in a more humorous name for that email account? I'd love to see one of these form letters show up in one of my ancillary email accounts. e.g.: "Dear SNEEKY BEETZ..."

    I've gotten them before for my business, but this one was at least real looking. That's why it kind of took me by surprise. Most of the others were things like "You've been selected as the greatest business on the Eastern Coast" which is obviously not true, as I run it from a room in my house.

    They at least have their stuff together.

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  • @johnhooks that's a pretty well organized scam. I bet they get lots of $$ from businesses and people who feel like they checked it out properly.



  • Doesn't take all that much. And you never know if the society is real but the email is not. Although the entire premise is very scammy. It's got Amway written all over it.


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