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purplecthulhu ([personal profile] purplecthulhu) wrote2017-05-30 04:38 pm

Phish Phinding

It's so usefule that phishers are so bad at spelling and grammar that it makes their attempts to tempt you to click and activate trojans or to send your identity and credit card details are so easy to spot.

The most recent (3 copies of this identical email received in a week) started out:

Reversed Customer

But this does get me wondering what a 'reversed customer' would be. Does this mean they want to send me money?

Answers on a postcard...
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[personal profile] a_cubed 2017-05-31 12:19 am (UTC)(link)
Reversed Customers: http://www.419eater.com/
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[personal profile] major_clanger 2017-05-31 12:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I've seen a theory that phishing scams are deliberately crafted so that intelligent recipients will recognise and delete them, thus making it more likely that the scammers will have to deal only with credulous, greedy and less intelligent victims.

That being said, I was faced with a surprisingly plausible one the other day: what purported to be a receipt from iTunes for a rather expensive App purchase (£50) containing a link for cancelling the order. It was of course a link to a phishing site, but I can imagine that a fair few people would think 'I didn't buy that' and click straight on what looked like a link to let them cancel the order.
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[personal profile] major_clanger 2017-06-01 07:32 am (UTC)(link)
No - do tell!