OT: "PatsFans.com Support" Phishing Email

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Ian, May 6, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Ian

    Ian Administrator Staff Member

    #34 Jersey

    I've gotten a few of these and I can't shut this idiot down, but these e-mails are being sent out:

    I'm assuming you guys know it's not being sent from us in the event you've gotten one, but if you do get one please delete it. Some Vietnamese idiot is sending these (their server is in Vietnam) and I'm not having any luck having him shut down so far. Needless to say just wanted to make people aware so no one runs that file that they're prompting for.

    Ian
     
  2. NEGoldenAge

    NEGoldenAge Banned

    I hate that crap. Good luck in shutting him down.
     
  3. Gwedd

    Gwedd PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    #11 Jersey

    Thganks for the warning, Ian.

    I get similar crap all the time. Real websites will use your name, and not "dear PatsFan", etc.
     
  4. Patsfan76

    Patsfan76 Practice Squad Player

    Thanks for the heads up. So far I haven't received anything like that.
     
  5. emoney_33

    emoney_33 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    No website will ever email you asking for you to run something, login or provide any information.
     
  6. Joker

    Joker PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    oooops..,.think I might have screwed up...I got this e-mail just like the one posted above except it was from "Discount Russian Brides"...I sent them the $49.95...dyam...guess I'm screwed...and I was just getting the pronunciation of Svetlana down:bricks:
     
  7. Leave No Doubt

    Leave No Doubt PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter


    Ditto, nothing here yet but good info to know just in case.
     
  8. Brady2Welker

    Brady2Welker Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    While there's a tech-ish thread up; Is the redirect popup ad I'm getting here an actual ad, or is it spyware?
     
  9. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox PatsFans.com Supporter

    #50 Jersey

    Ian - too bad you don't know a good hacker who could send their server a "present" that would shut them down for good..
     
  10. Patspsycho

    Patspsycho Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    For $49.95, you get what you pay for!
     
  11. apple strudel

    apple strudel Banned

    Temporanly beleive. Ha ha.
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2010
  12. PatsChamp88

    PatsChamp88 In the Starting Line-Up

    #75 Jersey

    Probably should sticky this..
     
  13. eom

    eom In the Starting Line-Up

    I got an e-mail promising some players would show up for my birthday if I ran a file, but I'm still waiting for them --- what the frick??
     
  14. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- PatsFans.com Supporter

    #24 Jersey

    I got one similar ... from some guy called N#M ... :confused2: :p
     
  15. PATRIOTSFANINPA

    PATRIOTSFANINPA Pro Bowl Player

    #12 Jersey

    There is one problem Ian

    What should someone do IF thier name was actually 'Customer'? :eek:

    Its hard not to open that you know if they have your name right.
     
  16. Ian

    Ian Administrator Staff Member

    #34 Jersey

    What redirect popup are you getting? They're disabled - so you shouldn't be getting one, unless you "mouseover" one of the 728x90's that are running something I'm unaware of.

    Ian
     
  17. eom

    eom In the Starting Line-Up

    I occasionally get pop ups on here, but I forget what.
    I'll post in here next time I see one.

    they're some little obnoxious one that centers itself in the screen.
     
  18. Brady2Welker

    Brady2Welker Third String But Playing on Special Teams


    It's definitely not a mouseover, the part that had me thinking it was an actual ad was the fact that I was getting it on both my iPhone and my PC at home and as far as I know there isn't spyware developed for the iPhone yet. Both seem to happen when I surf this site, but not others.

    I don't exactly remember what it is, I'll take a screen shot next time it rears its head.
     
  19. Joker

    Joker PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    I use Firefox...I have NEVER seen a pop up ad on this site

    hmmm..curious
     
  20. Brady2Welker

    Brady2Welker Third String But Playing on Special Teams


    I use Firefox as well, and it's not a popup it's a redirect, It may have been a mouse over over the add from clicking at the top and using the scroll wheel on my mouse, but that doesn't explain the iPhone part, anyway, Like I said I'll keep an eye open for it again and then do my due diligence of research and get back with the results.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page