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Old 07-27-07, 09:50 AM
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Oops! I'm not telling my score but maybe I should not do anything over the internet.
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Old 07-27-07, 09:50 AM
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10 for 10

Didn't really read all of any of them. The Capital One scam is the only one I had to look at a couple of times to make sure.
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Old 07-27-07, 09:54 AM
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damn i thought this thread was going to be about breasts.
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Old 07-27-07, 10:02 AM
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10/10

Not bad considering I've never seen most of those sites before
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Old 07-27-07, 10:25 AM
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Old 07-27-07, 10:31 AM
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10/10.

Suck on that, hax0rz.
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Old 07-27-07, 10:37 AM
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9/10 the phishing about checking the name of the sender got me.

I always use that as a first check, along with the subject line to see if it's an email I want to look at more or not. Apparently when it said '1 way of checking' they meant if you do this your fine, don't bother checking any other way.
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Old 07-27-07, 11:02 AM
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its not hard to spoof sender, so thats not too reliable.
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Old 07-27-07, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by pedalMonger View Post
its not hard to spoof sender, so thats not too reliable.
I'm aware, but its a decent first check along with reading the subject line to see if I actually want to open the email or not.
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Old 07-27-07, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by pedalMonger View Post
its not hard to spoof sender, so thats not too reliable.
Example, you can do it on web sites like this one: http://deadfake.com/
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Old 07-27-07, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by squegeeboo View Post
I'm aware, but its a decent first check along with reading the subject line to see if I actually want to open the email or not.
yeah I do that too.

Weirdest thing years ago, I got an email from myself that I didn't send

It was spam, somehow my hotmail address got onto some kind of list, and spammers used my address in their send fields. Then the idiots at hotmail closed my account, accused me of being a spammer. Apparently they didn't even bother to check if the spams were actually being sent from my account. This was during the first year of hotmail being offered.
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Old 07-27-07, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by pedalMonger View Post
yeah I do that too.

Weirdest thing years ago, I got an email from myself that I didn't send

It was spam, somehow my hotmail address got onto some kind of list, and spammers used my address in their send fields. Then the idiots at hotmail closed my account, accused me of being a spammer. Apparently they didn't even bother to check if the spams were actually being sent from my account. This was during the first year of hotmail being offered.
That's just awesome. We've considered sending out emails to everyone at the office mocking specific company wide pointless emails from a dummy name, but decided against it.
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Old 07-27-07, 12:27 PM
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9/10, the sender name one.

However, I disagree with their answer. It's one good way out of a set of many ways.

It IS ridiculously easy to spoof, I could do it in about 30 seconds, but even then, I often see stuff like "Pay pal user acount upd8!" Seriously, if that's not a giveaway, I don't know what is.
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Old 07-27-07, 12:32 PM
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10/10

But this is my job.
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Old 07-27-07, 01:02 PM
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10/10 for me. The Amazon one was tricky, but I won't say why as that will make it easier for others.
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Old 07-27-07, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by 1ply View Post
9/10

I can't believe someone would enter all this stuff because of an unusual number of attempts. I would think that a person at the end of a 1-800 line would have to fix something, not you entering the numbers on the back of your card along with the account number!.

Bad kitty!

Realizing that a large company like that would run spell before publishing something on a web site would have been another big giveaway.
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Old 07-27-07, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
Realizing that a large company like that would run spell before publishing something on a web site would have been another big giveaway.
+1 beeeelion
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Old 07-27-07, 01:54 PM
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8/10, the myspace and paypal one's got me.
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