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Old 02-24-04, 08:44 AM
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New email phishing scam?

Anyone seen this one before, this is a new one on me.

Hello, Dear client.
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Your order ID: *allegedordernumber*
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02/12/2004 You have ordered the notebook (New P3 Direct 17" Wide TFT
Notebook-with Pentium 4 3.06GHz Power)
with free-of-charge delivery.

We are very sorry, but we can't deliver it to you in promised terms, because
we have problems with our delivering company.
Your order can not be delivered earlier than in 28 days.
Sorry for inconveniences.

You have been billed and if time of delivery do not arrange you,
you can cancel your order and refund money here:
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http://www.usaeasypay.com/clients/*p...eredirecthere*

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Your money will be returned to you without any fee.
If you have any questions you can e-mail here: [email protected]

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I don't use this email address to order anything, I've never ordered from 'USA Easy Pay' or 'Pay Bill USA', if those are in fact the 'companys' names, since there is no 'Greetings from ComputerZone!' or whatever. And if they have my credit card number, they should have my name, instead of writing "Dear client". And the fact that it seems to barely be written in English...
And that I wouldn't order a laptop anyway...
I haven't seen this on Snopes or Hoaxbusters, or heard anything about it either; just wondering if anyone else has seen it.
And of course wondering if there's anything we can do to STOP these scumbags, apart from hunting them down and disemboweling them [which would be too good for them.]

update:

The linked address doesn't resolve; the email domain resolves to
Registrant Contact:
personal
mike bacsik ([email protected])
+1.8177385954
Fax: none
3929 collinwood ave fort worth, tx 76107
fort worth, TX 76107
US

via Network Solutions's whois search. Creation date: 18 Feb 2004 19:37:05.
So I sent Mike an email informing him that an email linked to a domain that he owns is being used in an apparent phishing scam or scam of some sort, and thought he'd like to know.

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Old 02-24-04, 02:13 PM
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That one's new to me, however I've gotten all of the other ones (ebay, Citibank, FDIC, etc.) before. Fortunately I can tell that these are scams, what scares me are all of the other folks who click on the link and fill in the info...yipes.
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Old 02-25-04, 03:59 AM
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Just reading that email you can tell it's phony. Hello, Dear Client?



Using can't in place of cannot....using can not instead of cannot.....You have been billed and if time of delivery do not arrange you

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