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Phishing via Google!

Discussion in 'Google' started by fryman, Nov 8, 2005.

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    fryman, Nov 8, 2005 IP
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  2. Crusader

    Crusader Peon

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    No that is one professional looking scam. At least for a casual web surfer.
     
    Crusader, Nov 9, 2005 IP
  3. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    Damn, that is good looking! Pretty scary!

    Do you know the actual URL, fryman? :D
     
    Crazy_Rob, Nov 9, 2005 IP
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    Most times I've heard about phishing scams, it starts with an email. For example, a falsified email that's made to look like a credit card company saying something like "Your account has been deactivated. Click here to reactivate it."

    In the case of this fake Google site, I wonder how they get people to arrive there.
     
    torunforever, Nov 9, 2005 IP
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    You should receive one letter?
     
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    I don't understand your question.
     
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    They prolly get there thru some adware or driveby install that hijacks their browser and pops them there when they go to do a google search....
     
    suzigeek, Nov 9, 2005 IP
  8. The Webmaster

    The Webmaster IdeasOfOne

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    Digitalpoint Phishing scam?? :eek:
     
    The Webmaster, Nov 10, 2005 IP
  9. Peanut

    Peanut Peon

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    I have had some dodgy looking emails recently i have had a couple saying i need to re-enter my address into my paypal account due to a new change in the security, when i went to the site it was a funny looking addy and realised i didnt use that email address for my paypal. I guess i may of signed upto paypal in the past with that account and it was real, i was taking no chances though

    And the other i had yesterday was off ebay type newsletter and when i clicked on that it asked me to log in, but it wasnt the correct url again as before i dont use that email for ebay.

    I deleted the emails over my paranoia of getting home drunk one night reading them and then falling for it :eek:

    Its quite scary how good phishers are becoming
     
    Peanut, Nov 10, 2005 IP
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    lol, just a tip to them though. if you're gonna ask for credit card info, it should be https:// and try to give hashcode-like addresses.. hehehe
     
    puzzlebox, Nov 10, 2005 IP
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    I guess a good thing about having a lot of email addresses (typically, one per site) is that a person receives simultaneous multiple copies of phishing emails...so you can readily see that they are fraudulent.
     
    swoop, Nov 10, 2005 IP