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  Reply # 2167047 24-Jan-2019 17:40
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1101:

 

just wondering,

could some of the issue be self inflicted.
ie : giving out your email adress to anyone or any website that asked for it, putting email adress in plain view on your website , giving email adress to those who will use it for
marketing & pass it on to "affiliated" companies .

 

The spam coming into my xtra email a/c has never been unmanageable (many days none)
1 or 2 spams a day  : honestly thats no big deal and may be unrealistic to expect any less (?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Absolutely, in my case I strongly believe it arrives in hoards due to my address being in distributed lists from various data breaches as listed at haveibeenpwned.com - but my address was given to what I considered reputable companies/services - i.e. LinkedIn and Adobe (both have had data breaches).

 

I'm not overly concerned about it, just saying I have also been getting these and they get past the spam filters frequently. I don't regard this as a Spark issue because Spark sub out the e-mail service, and I don't think any company is going to be able to stop 100% of spam for all time. 

 

I do find it curious that they put bogus unsubscribe links in the e-mails sometimes, (otherwise nothing at all), perhaps as a way as seeming legitimate to a filter and also in hopes that users will click it thus confirming the e-mail address they are spamming is valid




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  Reply # 2169620 29-Jan-2019 13:54
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Still getting them, this time from a Medium called Amanda. Maybe she can predict my spam and stop them coming.





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  Reply # 2169787 29-Jan-2019 17:20
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FineWine:

 

Still getting them, this time from a Medium called Amanda. Maybe she can predict my spam and stop them coming.

 

 

Hmmmmm

 

Amanda or A Man, Duh?


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  Reply # 2169803 29-Jan-2019 17:44
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FineWine:

 

Still getting them, this time from a Medium called Amanda. Maybe she can predict my spam and stop them coming.

 

 

derp.

 

 

 

I'll pull up your details again, i literally just finished talking to the folk and said no, i haven't seen any further examples.





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  Reply # 2170237 30-Jan-2019 14:25
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@hio77

 

Thank you for reaching out the other day, much appreciated. You might as well keep my details open as I received a new one today:

 

Ethereum Rich Kids <info@e.spark.co.nz>

 

Subject: 20 Year's Wages in 29 Days?! Here’s How…

 

Thanks

 

 





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  Reply # 2170239 30-Jan-2019 14:28
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FineWine:

 

@hio77

 

Thank you for reaching out the other day, much appreciated. You might as well keep my details open as I received a new one today:

 

Ethereum Rich Kids <info@e.spark.co.nz>

 

Subject: 20 Year's Wages in 29 Days?! Here’s How…

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

Noted, passing along now.

 

 





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  Reply # 2170361 30-Jan-2019 19:34
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Got this one in today, a countdown one for a $2000 gift card, yay I am so lucky.

 

 

 

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Return-Path: ⁨<******@xtra.co.nz>⁩

 

⁨<57.02.04676.127A05C5@xtra.co.nz>⁩

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2171459 1-Feb-2019 20:12
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And another Samsung one today. At that price I will have `100 please.

 

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Reply # 2171802 2-Feb-2019 14:23
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They are very persistant this mob yell

 

9 for you! <info@e.spark.co.nz>

 

Re: for 1 NZ$ ORDER HERE 10 left in stock!





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  Reply # 2172312 3-Feb-2019 17:07
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A new one from spark today.

 

Re : Security Alert !

 

 

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  Reply # 2173103 4-Feb-2019 21:32
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I have also been getting over the last few weeks almost all of those shown above. Yesterday I received the one shown below, which is very authentic-looking and I think it might catch quite a few people. I forwarded it to the IRD phishing reporting email address - as I have done a couple of times in the past.

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2173129 4-Feb-2019 22:56
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eracode:

 

I have also been getting over the last few weeks almost all of those shown above. Yesterday I received the one shown below, which is very authentic-looking and I think it might catch quite a few people. I forwarded it to the IRD phishing reporting email address - as I have done a couple of times in the past.

 

 

They were quite appreciative of the one I forwarded a couple of weeks ago, It was even more legit looking than that.

 

Even the report phishing link, lookout for scam footer etc in it was real! 

 

Unfortunately didn't update their latest warning feed with the new variants.

 

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  Reply # 2173130 4-Feb-2019 22:57
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@eracode can you DM me your xtra account and the title?

 

 

 

that way i can pass the headers along, I'd have to say that does look reasonably legit though.

 

made me laugh that they even include the phishing line down the bottom.... 





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  Reply # 2173133 4-Feb-2019 23:05
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hio77:

@eracode can you DM me your xtra account and the title?


 


that way i can pass the headers along, I'd have to say that does look reasonably legit though.


made me laugh that they even include the phishing line down the bottom.... 



Thanks Troy - done.

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  Reply # 2173142 5-Feb-2019 00:17
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eracode:

 

I have also been getting over the last few weeks almost all of those shown above. Yesterday I received the one shown below, which is very authentic-looking and I think it might catch quite a few people. I forwarded it to the IRD phishing reporting email address - as I have done a couple of times in the past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I got the IRD one too to my xtra account. These scammers are getting very clever, because it is one of the most authentic ones I have seen. If it didn't have the underscores in the first sentence, the the URL in the link not linking to IRD, it would have been almost perfect.


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