Another fake e-gold email
March 17, 2007
Be warned of the following email purportedly from e-gold. It is a phishing email, one designed to steal your personal data to be used for identity theft.
Do not click the link in the email. It goes NOT to e-gold’s official site (www.e-gold.com) but to a fake site (loooooooooong URL!):
How a phishing e-gold site works is described in the Beware of the fake e-gold site article.
More examples of fake e-gold emails can be found in the Fake E-gold Emails thread in the forum.
How you can protect yourself from phishing can be described in the Fight the Phishing Sites article.
Full text of the fake e-gold email after the jump.
Header of the phishing email:
Received: from server.teamcoders.net (server.teamcoders.net [220.127.116.11])
by mx.google.com with ESMTP id a8si6944668poa.2007.03.16.19.07.37;
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 19:07:37 -0700 (PDT)
Received-SPF: pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of email@example.com designates 18.104.22.168 as permitted sender)
Received: from nobody by server.teamcoders.net with local (Exim 4.52)
for firstname.lastname@example.org; Fri, 16 Mar 2007 19:07:41 -0700
From: Mazzazik Admins <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 19:07:41 -0700
X-AntiAbuse: This header was added to track abuse, please include it with any abuse report
X-AntiAbuse: Primary Hostname – server.teamcoders.net
Text of the email:
This email is to inform you, that we had to block your e-gold account
access because we have been notified that your account may have been
compromised by outside parties.
Our terms and conditions you agreed to state that your account must always
be under your control or those you designate at all times. We have noticed
some unusual activity related to your account that indicates that other
parties may have access and or control of your information in your account.
These parties have in the past been involved with money laundering, illegal
drugs, terrorism and various Federal Title 18 violations.
e-gold account features. Account access will remain disabled until this
issue will be solved. If you are the rightful holder of the account, please
click on the title bellow and log in to your e-gold account.
The link will take you to our Account access page.
Link to the fake e-gold site here
Please be aware that until we can verify your identity no further access
to your account will be allowed and we will have no other liability for
your account or any transactions that may have occurred as a result of your
failure to reactivate your account as instructed above.
Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.