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old3eyes

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#119109 21-May-2013 08:42
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My wife and a friend of ours have received the email below today. My first thought was scam but i believe that you are upgrading your mail storage..

:Dear ORCON.NET.NZ User, 

 This message is from WEBMAIL.ORCON.NET.NZ admin messaging centre to all account owners. We are currently 

upgrading our database and email account centre so we are cancelling unused ORCON.NET.NZ email 

account to create more space for new accounts. To prevent your account from closing you will have to

update it below to know its status is active. To re-activate your account please click the link below

 

http://contactme.com/517e58e965247e000201d1c6 

 Note: Any account owner that refuses to update his/her account will loose his/her account permanently. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you during this period. 

 Regards. 

ORCON.NET.NZ Admin Messaging Centre. "




Regards,

Old3eyes


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  #822772 21-May-2013 08:45
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This very much looks like a scam to me.

This bit asking to click the contactme.com link looks seriously dodgy.

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  #822774 21-May-2013 08:49

That's a scam.

 
 
 
 


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  #822777 21-May-2013 08:58
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There isn't any reason to ask. It should be flagged as a phishing scam from the start. Spelling mistakes and link to a non-Orcon site: 

"To reacivate (sic) your account" 

The presing, urgent need of doing something now "Any account owner that refuses to update his/her account will loose his/her account permanently. " is another sign.

The forms asks for "Name", "Email" and "Key word". You can see from the start this is a kid trying to get information - and not even capable of creating a decent form.





 

 

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  #822779 21-May-2013 09:01
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It's not from us I am afraid.




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  #822785 21-May-2013 09:09
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quentinreade: It's not from us I am afraid.


Thanx Quentin.

  Figured it was  but just like to make sure..Smile




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  #822788 21-May-2013 09:14
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No worries - it's worth checking.
For future reference, most of our bulk emails (apart from accounts) will have noreply@orcon.net.nz as the email address.
Cheers!




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  #822798 21-May-2013 09:45
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Official word from Orcon - This is a scam.

We will never ask customers to go to a third party website, that is the No1 indicator of this being a scam (apart from my inside knowledge that is).




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  #822799 21-May-2013 09:46
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Ooops, crosed with Q - good job we agree ;-)




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  #822852 21-May-2013 10:47
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At least the ORCON scammers did a good enough job that it was worth asking whether it might be genuine.

I received a phishing email a few months ago claiming to be from ANZ. It included a poorly cut'n'paste ANZ logo at the top, but in the second paragraph the bank suddenly changed to ASB and then finished off with a quick KiwiBank reference for good measure. Even worse than the one last year that included a link to click on to "reactivate my account" but included the BNZ internet banking security footer that said (words to the effect of) "We will never ask you to access our site by clicking on a link in an email..."

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freitasm: There isn't any reason to ask. It should be flagged as a phishing scam from the start. Spelling mistakes and link to a non-Orcon site: 

"To reacivate (sic) your account" 

The presing, urgent need of doing something now "Any account owner that refuses to update his/her account will loose his/her account permanently. " is another sign.

The forms asks for "Name", "Email" and "Key word". You can see from the start this is a kid trying to get information - and not even capable of creating a decent form.



Yes, I would hate to loose my account. To lose it would be bad enough but loosing it would be too much to beer [sic] :)

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  #822884 21-May-2013 11:55
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andrew027: ...but included the BNZ internet banking security footer that said (words to the effect of) "We will never ask you to access our site by clicking on a link in an email..."


Actually that is good psychology used (intentionally or not), to bolster its "genuineness"credentials...but normally let down by poor english/context...




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  #822908 21-May-2013 12:31
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quentinreade: No worries - it's worth checking.
For future reference, most of our bulk emails (apart from accounts) will have noreply@orcon.net.nz as the email address.
Cheers!


Personally I think that companies shouldn't have "No Reply" email addresses as it implies that they don't want you to communicate back to them very easily. If they had a proper email address, then it would help customers cummunicate back to the company that little bit easier.

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  #822909 21-May-2013 12:37
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dacraka:
quentinreade: No worries - it's worth checking.
For future reference, most of our bulk emails (apart from accounts) will have noreply@orcon.net.nz as the email address.
Cheers!


Personally I think that companies shouldn't have "No Reply" email addresses as it implies that they don't want you to communicate back to them very easily. If they had a proper email address, then it would help customers cummunicate back to the company that little bit easier.


damn customers!  don't want to hear from customers, just give us money is the general sentiment i think.



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  #822910 21-May-2013 12:37
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I once received a phishing email and spent the next 15min typing abuse into the username and password fields... just for Sh!ts and giggles




I'm not a complete idiot, I still have some parts missing.


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  #822939 21-May-2013 13:20
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Did you really need to ask. Obviously a scam. I got one for my Xtra email account, and it is identical.

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