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Topic # 162185 1-Feb-2015 07:22
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Got this one this morning from "info@info.com" with reply-to address upgradingteam123@hotmail.com, warn your families/friends (that are not so sharp on this):

 

 

Xnet.co.nz Internet customers Upgrade!

 

 

This Email is from xnet.co.nz Internet customers Support to all

 

xnet.co.nz Internet User, we are sending it to every web mail User

 

Accounts Owner for safety.

 

 

we are having congestion to the anonymous registration of accounts we

 

are shutting down some accounts and yours was among those to be

 

deleted,verify your E-mail by filling out your Log-in Information.

 

 

*User-name:

 

*Password:

 

*Date of Birth:

 

*Territory:

 

 

Warning!! Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after one

 

week of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.

 

Waiting to receive the details of your email.

 

 

Thanks for being our valued customer.

 

xnet.co.nz Pty Ltd


 





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  Reply # 1226123 1-Feb-2015 09:12
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Its phishing actually.

And true, many who are not sharp on this may reply.

LOL its  a pretty poor phishing email, random caps, bad grammar, using a threatening word, refusing.

Best advice is aside from poor wording, is that no company will ever ask for personal info or username/PW via email. If every non sharp person took that
advice, problem almost solved. 

And to never click a link, i.e. Unsubscribe

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  Reply # 1226125 1-Feb-2015 09:25
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The bad wording is, according to some, a filter. It guarantees that only the most gullible answers to those emails - effective when offering something for money such as "we need someone with your name to claim money stashed in our bank, thanks."

As for "never unsubscribe" it is true in case of very clear scams. If you it is however from some service you know you have subscribed/used then by all means unsubscribe to get rid of wasted time. For example if you get emails from companies you had to register to download a trial or download case study, or from shops you buy online frequently (MightyApe, Fishpond, Amazon and so on).

I know people who enter every competition they see - and then start getting emails like crazy. Unsubscribe from those. Or those who join "clubs" as in Chelsea sugar daily recipes type of things.

There is unsubscribe and "unsubscribe".








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  Reply # 1227294 1-Feb-2015 20:30
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Ha ha, I have fishing on my mind after a great outing yesterday.  Bites the moment the bait hit the water, but all too small.  So yea, meant phishing.




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Niel: Ha ha, I have fishing on my mind after a great outing yesterday.  Bites the moment the bait hit the water, but all too small.  So yea, meant phishing.
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Good stuff Niel!

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