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New ebay scam?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 8_YOUR_H2, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. 8_YOUR_H2

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    I have not sold anything on ebay for a while but now that I have a few things out there I have been getting some interesting emails.


    Now I am getting ones from "department@fbi.gov" asking me to download a .zip file and answer questions relating to the 30 illegal websites I have visited.

    Just when I got used to the secretary of energy wanting to deposit 10 million into my account. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Cricket

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    The FBI e-mail is a scam DO NOT OPEN IT! Most scams try to scare you into making a bad decision - like giving out personal info over the net.

    If the FBI had a problem with you they'd be at your door with ID.

    EDIT: By the way when you open that FBI e-mail it automatically infects your system and sends a duplicate of itself to everyone on your e-mail address book. It's a bad one.
     
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    I got the same one yesterday, and one today from the same agent (Steven Allison) at the CIA :rolleyes:

    I checked with an acquaintance that runs the CO. Dep. of Rev. criminal division here and he said his FBI buddies back in Denver already have an investigation into this.

    The thing that freaked me out was the phone #, I checked it and it is an actual CIA number. (just checked the FBI number too, it is the actual main number) :doah:
     
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    I had a sneaky feeling it was not from the FBI....bad grammar, no punctuation, scource was misconfigured. I feel bad for people who get suckered into this crap.
     
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    Mine was short and to the point, here's the text:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    we have logged your IP-address on more than 30 illegal Websites.

    Important:
    Please answer our questions!
    The list of questions are attached.


    Yours faithfully,
    Steven Allison



    *** Federal Bureau of Investigation -FBI-
    *** 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 3220
    *** Washington, DC 20535
    *** phone: (202) 324-3000

    Same one I got from the "CIA", just different #'s and address. And both of them were a "cia.gov" and "fbi.gov" addresses. Just kinda freaked me out when I looked up the #'s.
     
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    With the SMTP protocol it's easy to use different FROM fields.

    Heck, if you have a telnet client, you can log into an SMTP daemon and send mail using any address, depending on the daemon used.

    Back at Virginia Tech I used to scare my friends by sending them emails from themselves.
     
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    :haha: Stop that or it'll fall off.
     
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