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  Reply # 450730 22-Mar-2011 14:04 Send private message

Seems this scam is still doing the rounds, got an email this morning with title "Please restore your account access!" and a link pointing to http://trademe.co.nz.members.login.aspx.userverificationax988.definitivephotography.com/
About an hour later another one came in "Please restore your account access! Last warning!" this time with a link to http://trademe.co.nz.members.login.aspx.userverificationax988.firespray.net/

Both have been reported to [email protected] but might pay to keep eyes open, seems this scam is not dying easely



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  Reply # 450731 22-Mar-2011 14:08 Send private message

SCM: Seems this scam is still doing the rounds, got an email this morning with title "Please restore your account access!" and a link pointing to http://trademe.co.nz.members.login.aspx.userverificationax988.definitivephotography.com/
About an hour later another one came in "Please restore your account access! Last warning!" this time with a link to http://trademe.co.nz.members.login.aspx.userverificationax988.firespray.net/

Both have been reported to [email protected] but might pay to keep eyes open, seems this scam is not dying easely


Yeah, I got both of those today too. I have already contacted the owner of definitivephotography.com and he's already blown it all away and restored his account from scratch, changed password. Bastards deleted all his stuff. :-/




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  Reply # 450732 22-Mar-2011 14:09 Send private message

SteveON: I received this email, it contains an attachment of an HTML page and is from a non-trademe email address. If you ask me; if you get caught up in this scam, you deserve it.


sorry but i completely disagree, someone who isnt computer savvy, and only uses a computer for emails and the odd website, wont know to hover over a link and check where it takes you before actually clicking on it.

yes these are pretty easy to spot if you know to look for them, but most people dont.  they're not stupid or deserve to be taken advantage of, they just dont know.  if my car broke down and it was just a tiny thing, and the mechanic said i needed a complete engine overhaul i wouldnt know and would believe him. 

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  Reply # 450734 22-Mar-2011 14:13 Send private message

i wish trademe would contact gmail, or gmail would be smart enough to look at a link and tell it was clearly spam. two of these emails ended up in my gmail inbox in the last 4 hours

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  Reply # 450757 22-Mar-2011 15:03 Send private message

reven:
SteveON: I received this email, it contains an attachment of an HTML page and is from a non-trademe email address. If you ask me; if you get caught up in this scam, you deserve it.


sorry but i completely disagree, someone who isnt computer savvy, and only uses a computer for emails and the odd website, wont know to hover over a link and check where it takes you before actually clicking on it.


yes these are pretty easy to spot if you know to look for them, but most people dont.  they're not stupid or deserve to be taken advantage of, they just dont know.  if my car broke down and it was just a tiny thing, and the mechanic said i needed a complete engine overhaul i wouldnt know and would believe him. 


 

That is why html emails are so dangerous. Banks also use them , and include links in the,, and it isn't easy to pick a scam one from a normal one, unless you are familiar with these scams. I have had several of these, as well as legitimate trademe marketing emails, and they are all very similar.

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  Reply # 452405 27-Mar-2011 14:34 Send private message

I've had a few of these. Anyone who doesn't realise it's fake probably shouldn't be on the net.

I do find that TradeMe just really don't care about stuff like this though. They are as bad to deal with as Vodafone and thats saying something!

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  Reply # 452438 27-Mar-2011 16:03

South45: I've had a few of these. Anyone who doesn't realise it's fake probably shouldn't be on the net.

I do find that TradeMe just really don't care about stuff like this though. They are as bad to deal with as Vodafone and thats saying something!


That is probably the majority of people who use the net, as some of them are done very well and the link is hidden in the html, although some are pretty obvious.

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  Reply # 452457 27-Mar-2011 16:56 Send private message

South45: I do find that TradeMe just really don't care about stuff like this though. They are as bad to deal with as Vodafone and thats saying something!


Trade Me do care about phishing scams and they actively work with New Zealand police to bring any scammers to courts.

Now, they can't do much if someone idiot sends emails out, can they?


 




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