Life is a Highway (highway) wrote,
Life is a Highway
highway

SPOOF: You've received a greeting from a family member!

From: Spoofs & Phishers

You've just received a message in your mailbox saying that:

You've received a greeting from a family member!


You're excited and eager to find out who would be so kind enough to send you such an nice gesture. WARNING: it's anything but nice. In the email it states:

You have just received a virtual postcard from a family member!

You can pick up your postcard at the following web address:

http://www2.postcards.org/?a91-valets-cloud-31337


The reality of it is that the link you're about to click on is not really taking you to postcards.org, instead it's going to download a EXE (executable) file on your PC and maybe even activate it:

http://www.staydownphones.com/postcards.gif.exe


Things to pick up on when you see such an email: 1) the "FROM" field states it's coming from egreetings.com yet the e-mail body itself states it's coming from postcards.org and 2) the format and style of the e-mail looks like someone just whipped up the e-mail and didn't bother taking the time to design and such; any such organization such as egreetings.com would have done everything to make the e-mail looks special.

I give this e-mail a rating of 2 out of 10 on believability.

Here's what we do know about the owner of the domain: staydownphones.com

   Domain Name: STAYDOWNPHONES.COM
   Registrar: NETFIRMS, INC.
   Whois Server: whois.netfirms.com
   Referral URL: http://www.netfirms.com
   Name Server: NS1.NETFIRMS.COM
   Name Server: NS2.NETFIRMS.COM
   Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
   Updated Date: 02-nov-2005
   Creation Date: 02-nov-2005
   Expiration Date: 02-nov-2006

Registrant: Staydown Scheeres, Ysbrand 104Marti Court Oxford, OH 45056 US
Domain name: staydownphones.com
Administrative Contact: Staydown ceckmeinthissecol@yahoo.com Scheeres, Ysbrand 104Marti Court Oxford, OH 45056 US 513 524 9309 Fax:
Technical Contact: Netfirms Inc. support@netfirms.com Manager, Domains 5160 Yonge St., 1800 Toronto, ON M2N6L9 CA 4166612100 Fax: 4166610700
Registrar of Record: Netfirms Inc. Record expires on 2006-11-02. Record created on 2005-11-02. Database last updated on 2005-11-19 15:50:01.


So, beware what you click in the e-mail that you get.
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments