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Topic # 57630 19-Feb-2010 14:08
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My mum received a message from Administration xtra.co.nz (support-155@xtra.co.nz) in her spam box.

Heres the message:


Your profile will be locked in response to a complaint received by the Adminisation
...

From:
Administration xtra.co.nz
...
To:
 ***This message was created automatically by mail-delivery software. Do not reply to this message.***
Hello!
Your profile will be locked in response to a complaint received by the Administration 29.01.2010 ã.
According to "paragraph 8 of the user agreement, xtra.co.nz reserves the right to suspend or terminate the provision of services xtra.co.nz, promptly notifying the user.
Refute the statement may be, following this link:
http://www.odun.net/75843


If the application is not rejected within 7 days, your e-mail an account will be blocked.
It has a number 962157919848316.
In the near future we will contact you.
It takes up to 3 days to process your request.
Thank you!
--------------------------------
Sincerely,
mail support service
xtra.co.nz



Is this some sort of scam or real?

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  Reply # 300392 19-Feb-2010 14:17
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I highly doubt that xtra would use a short URL. (odun is a short URL service).

Forward details of it to xtra's support (not the e-mail address it came from) and do not click the link or respond to the e-mail in anyway.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 300394 19-Feb-2010 14:19
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It certainly looks fishy, whenever i tried to go to that link it just timed out so it may not even be functioning anymore, certainly looks like a scan




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  Reply # 300397 19-Feb-2010 14:21
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English Language murdered that email is.

Incidentally I have a friend in Nigeria who needs some help...



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  Reply # 300400 19-Feb-2010 14:24
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lol thanks for confirming that for me

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  Reply # 300407 19-Feb-2010 14:49
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I also think that Telecom would run a spell check first :) 'Adminisation' lol

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  Reply # 300493 20-Feb-2010 10:56
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Cymro: English Language murdered that email is.

Incidentally I have a friend in Nigeria who needs some help...


No no, Xtra have just hired Yoda as a copy editor.




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  Reply # 300496 20-Feb-2010 11:22
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Firefox is blocking access to the site:

Reported Web Forgery!








This web site at bank-of-nv.com has been reported as a web forgery and has been blocked based on your security preferences.










Web forgeries are designed to trick you into revealing personal or financial information by imitating sources you may trust.

Entering any information on this web page may result in identity theft or other fraud.




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  Reply # 300542 20-Feb-2010 17:06
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With manila customer service people may be more accepting of totally rooted english in things like that?




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  Reply # 300573 20-Feb-2010 19:04
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Ah..firefox is good like that


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  Reply # 300590 20-Feb-2010 20:46
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It goes to a fake bank domain, but it looks like it's been parked as it's now showing erotica :O





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