<<Did you know that your pics are all over heyset.com (or other sites)?>> That's a message which many MySpace users have gotten, supposedly from either a relative or a close friend - so far I've seen reports on YA from:
atomipad.com, azurebuzz.com, azurezoom.com, bubbleserve.com, coralpad.com, crimsonopia.com, deesphere.com, dynatoken.com, flapset.com, gabbleset .com, getemtoken.com, getemset.com, gingersphere.com, hazelpad.com, heycode.com, iconnik.com, phototradingspot.info, scrality.com, snapnik.com, tradepicsnow.com, ubzunit.com, wackset.com, wackstate.com, wareate.com
and a couple of others. When you follow the link included in the mail, you'll be led to a site which asks you for personal infos like name, mail account, passwords - you get the picture? Right, the site which supposedly has your pictures displayed, never had them, it doesn't even exist! The whole thing is just a phishing scam! And when you ask your contact, you'll find that he never send you the mail! After doing a lot of research, I found that a single guy is behind half of the addresses listed above. I suggest to forward such a message to the links below:
Federal Trade Commission firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasury Department email@example.com
http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/reporting.php - this site contains links for various countries
Here's how to do the forwarding bit: click the crtl key and at the same time click the "forward" button to forward a message as an attachment, mac users should click the "apple" key and click "forward" simultaneously.
To read more about scams go to the links below.
To look up possible scams, phishing mails and sites illegally trying to obtain your private data, visit: http://www.419legal.org/
· 1 decade ago