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gjallar

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on: Jun 17, 2005, 04:04 AM
heehee! i feel so special! nagka-fake email na rin ako sa wakas. i did get one from studiopay before, but now, i have one for e-gold. here's how it looks:

From: EG Service <e-gold@egold.com> Mailed-By: server1060.gisol.com

Dear E-gold  customer

We regret to inform you that your E-gold account could be suspended if you don't re-update your account information. To resolve this problems please click here (link is http://e-gold-security-support.com) and re-enter your account information. If your problems could not be resolved your account will be suspended for a period of 24 hours, after this period your account will be terminated.

For the User Agreement, Section 9, we may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide our services to you if we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us. We may also take these actions if we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us.

Due to the suspension of this account, please be advised you are prohibited from using E-gold in any way. This includes the registering of a new account. Please note that this suspension does not relieve you of your agreed-upon obligation to pay any fees you may owe to E-gold.


Regards,Safeharbor Department E-gold, Inc
The E-gold team.
This is an automatic message. Please do not reply.

one reason i know its fake is because it went to one of my other emails, not my egold email. heehee! ^_^ another reason is the links are wrong.

eniweys, just a head's up!  :lol:
« Last Edit: May 06, 2006, 12:27 PM by nailbiter »


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Reply #1 on: Jun 17, 2005, 07:39 AM
hehe, special ba 'kamo, gjallar? baka lalo kang maging special kapag na-hack yung account mo.. oops siyempre sana nde mangyari un... :D

anyway, everyone should still be wary of the supposed egold emails you're getting. most of the time, these are fake. egold always says that they do not put any clickable links in their emails so better not to click any link you find in a supposed egold email. better to save egold's website http://www.e-gold.com in your browser's Favorites folder and to always check that you are in the correct site before signing in.


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Reply #2 on: Jun 17, 2005, 02:00 PM
waaaaah, wag naman sana...  :cry:

by the way, soon after that email, i received one in my yahoo email, sa bulk folder that my password has been successfully changed and to email them if i didn't authorize the change. the email was from webmaster@yahoo.com.

there was a downloadable file "password.zip" around 41kb in size. i didn't download it. i opened my other yahoo programs (my yahoo, geocities, etc) and logged out and back in with my old password. it still worked. if i didn't download the file, i didn't get anything from that right?

why is it i'm suddenly getting these emails? paranoid pa man din ako.  :cry:


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Reply #3 on: Jun 17, 2005, 05:34 PM
have you tried to scan the file with antivirus?ang alam ko dyan eh hindi naman nagsesend ang yahoo something about your password.actually andami ko nag na receive tulad nyan.usually pa naman yan eh self extracting na trojans.pls have your adware or spyware program run if you tried to download the zip file.Yung bulk mail usually unsolicited emails dyan pumupunta diba? I dont think yahoo will send you there bakit hindi directly sa inbox.


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Reply #4 on: Jun 20, 2005, 06:54 AM
For security purposes, I decided to use only one PC to open my egold acccount and during weekends, I don't open my account because I use a different PC during weekends. Which is why it was a surprise -- a not so good one, that is -- to find this email in my mailbox today, Monday:

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From: AccountRobot_donotreply @ e-gold. com <AccountRobot_donotreply@e-gold.com>
Reply-To: AccountRobot_donotreply@e-gold.com

** e-gold Account Information Notice **

Time of update: 6/18/2005 10:06:30 AM GMT

This automatic email notice lets you know that modifications have been made to the Account Information settings for your e-gold account.

The current settings for your account can be viewed and modified at the e-gold website: https://www.e-gold.com/acct/login.html

Enter your account information and approve or deny the modifications made. If your account information remains unconfirmed for 48 hours, your account will be suspended.User Agreement, Section 9: we may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide our services to you if we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us. We may also take these actions if we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us. After the suspension of your account, please be advised that you will be prohibited from using E-gold in any way. This includes the registration of any new account.

Please do not reply to this automatically generated email message.
====================

I panicked after reading it and wondered how anyone can access my account. But just as I was about to click the link, I remembered: How can egold send an email to this email address when this is not what I have in my egold profile?

I figured this one's a fake email. Good thing I didn't click on anything. The address in the mail looks like the real egold address but if you hover your cursor over the link, you get a different address (it doesn't work in the above link because I've changed it).

Thus, my advise: once you receive these emails, don't panic and don't start clicking on any link that you see on the mail. Think first before doing anything. It could save your egold account from getting hacked.  :thumleft:
« Last Edit: Apr 01, 2006, 05:24 PM by FutureGizmo »


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Reply #5 on: Jun 20, 2005, 01:43 PM
i got the exact, same email today too. to the wrong email account, as usual. paulit-ulit na ah... hmm...  :x


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Reply #6 on: Jun 20, 2005, 01:47 PM
FG, tama ung ginawa mo.

kailangan natin mag-ingat sa pagbibigay ng informatons about our egold accounts.

never click on links sent through emails.

in this case check on the links they give: instead http they have provided https, other experience e-qold instead of e-gold.

ingat lang tyo lagi.


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Reply #7 on: Jun 20, 2005, 02:17 PM
Quote from: gjallar
i got the exact, same email today too. to the wrong email account, as usual. paulit-ulit na ah... hmm...  :x


gjallar, i thought you feel honored  :queen: receiving those fake emails.. lol~

kihaad, tama, kelangan talaga i-check natin lagi kung tama yung natatanggap nating mga email at info. basta ang magandang paraan dyan ay hwag magki-click-click ng kung anu-anong links sa email..anyway, welcome to PMT, kihaad!  :cheers:


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Reply #8 on: Jun 20, 2005, 02:21 PM
tama ung https. ung "s" after the "http" signifies that its a secure site. kapag wala ung "s", anything you put in there is not protected. when you see the "s", you also see the padlock on the lower right portion of your screen.

in that particular email, if you hover your mouse over that link, you'll see that its actually going to another URL and it no longer starts with "https". this is easily done in most emails, just like our signatures.

a good thing about gmail (that's where i receive them) is that they have this option to report these emails as phishing emails.  :fish:


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Reply #9 on: Jun 20, 2005, 02:29 PM
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gjallar, i thought you feel honored  :queen: receiving those fake emails.. lol~


nung una, special, kaso pag paulit-ulit nakaka-paranoid...  :|


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Reply #10 on: Jun 20, 2005, 07:24 PM
MARAMING SALAMAT SA PAGUNLAK NINYO SA AKIN DITO SA PMT


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Reply #11 on: Jun 21, 2005, 11:20 PM
Quote from: gjallar


a good thing about gmail (that's where i receive them) is that they have this option to report these emails as phishing emails.  :fish:


where is this function in gmail, gjallar? the only thing i can find is the "Report Spam" function, or is this actually what you're referring to?


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Reply #12 on: Jun 22, 2005, 02:53 AM
nope, when you receive an email, click on "more options". you'll see it there. i've reported two na.  :)


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Reply #13 on: Jun 22, 2005, 08:23 AM
galing a! nakikita ko pala siya dati pero nde ko nagagamit. sanay lang kasi akong diretso click sa "Report Spam" kapag may natanggap akong mail na nde para sa akin. at least ngayon alam ko na, sana pakulong ng gmail tong mga phisherman :nemo: na to lol~


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Reply #14 on: Sep 28, 2005, 11:03 AM
somebody just sent me this
from = "e-gold" <e-gold@e-gold.com>
date = Tue, 27 Sep 2005 22:49:13 -0400
body = Hello
Dear E-gold Account Holder
For your security we limited your account (2293099)
because we need your confirmation. so please by cliking here and complete the information raise any limitation
your account security code is : 99985547
http://e-gold.com/~host1/e-goldAccountLimitation/2293099/

they knew my name and account number. any body know what this is?
« Last Edit: May 06, 2006, 04:03 PM by nailbiter »


 


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