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Spam email/Virus?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by John Thomas, May 31, 2002.

  1. John Thomas

    John Thomas Cinematographer

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    I received the following email:
    This message was created automatically by mail delivery software (Exim).
    A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
    recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:
    [email protected]
    SMTP error from remote mailer after RCPT TO::
    host mail.spidome.net [206.126.64.3]: 553 5.3.0 ... No such user here
    [email protected]
    SMTP error from remote mailer after end of data:
    host mx1.mail.yahoo.com [64.157.4.89]: 554 delivery error:
    dd Sorry your message to [email protected] cannot be delivered. This account has been disabled or discontinued [#103]. - mta601.mail.yahoo.com
    [email protected]
    SMTP error from remote mailer after RCPT TO::
    host smtp-gw-4.msn.com [207.46.181.13]: 550 5.2.1 [email protected] Mailbox disabled, not accepting messages
    [email protected]
    SMTP error from remote mailer after RCPT TO::
    host smtp-gw-4.msn.com [207.46.181.13]: 550 5.1.1 [email protected] User unknown
    [email protected]
    SMTP error from remote mailer after RCPT TO::
    host smtp-gw-4.msn.com [207.46.181.13]: 550 5.1.1 [email protected] User unknown
    [email protected]
    SMTP error from remote mailer after RCPT TO::
    host smtp-gw-4.msn.com [207.46.181.13]: 550 5.1.1 [email protected] User unknown
    [email protected]
    SMTP error from remote mailer after RCPT TO::
    host mailhost.concentric.net [207.155.198.87]:
    550 5.1.1 ... User unknown
    [email protected]
    SMTP error from remote mailer after RCPT TO::
    host iwc.net.mail1.psmtp.com [64.75.1.251]: 550 ... User unknown
    [email protected]
    SMTP error from remote mailer after RCPT TO::
    host mx10.mindspring.com [207.69.200.38]: 550 [email protected] unknown
    ------ This is a copy of the message, including all the headers. ------
    Return-path:
    Received: from pool-63.49.172.127.troy.grid.net ([63.49.172.127] helo=helo)
    by harrier.prod.itd.earthlink.net with smtp (Exim 3.33 #2)
    id 17DzZV-0005zV-00; Fri, 31 May 2002 20:28:54 -0700
    From: (My email address)
    To:
    Subject: We packed all of the best features we found into
    Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 22:05:44 -0400
    X-Priority: 3
    X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
    Errors-To: [email protected]
    X-Mailer: Exchange Internet Mail Service
    Message-Id:
    IF YOU HAVE A PRODUCT, service or message you would like
    sent to the Internet MILLIONS, you have an INCREDIBLE
    option...DIRECT E-MAIL !
    NOW, WHAT WORKS HANDS DOWN?
    DO YOU KNOW HOW TO USE E MAIL? Of course,
    You're on the internet contacting friends and colleagues.
    If you find sending e-mail easy and have failed at
    promoting your business, or just simply want to reach
    MILLIONS of prospects, then you should be making
    money "HAND OVER FIST" with DIRECT E-MAIL !!

    ...blah,blah,blah.....
    _________________
    I didn't send this email; I received a few more messages concerning undeliverable email. What is up here? Someone's bombed me or what? Anyone else have this problem?
    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Kevin P

    Kevin P Screenwriter

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    If there's no file attached, then it isn't a virus. It looks like spam to me. Because the spammer picked your email address (probably at random from its list) as the "from" address in the email, you're the lucky recipient of all the copies that bounced from invalid email addresses.
    If you look at the Received: header, you can see it came from earthlink.net. I suggest you forward a copy, including all the headers, to Earthlink's abuse address. (probably [email protected]). They should be able to track down the perpetrator and shut down their account, of course, they'll just sign up elsewhere and send more spam.
    KJP
     
  3. Scooter

    Scooter Screenwriter

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    Speaking of spam..look at THIS thing I got the other day:
    ASSISTANCE REQUIRED FOR ACQUISITION OF ESTATES.
    Dear sir,
    I write to inform you of my desire to acquire estates or landed properties in your country on behalf of the Director of Contracts and Finance Allocation of the Federal Ministry of works and Housing in Nigeria.
    Considering his very strategic and influential position, he would want the transaction to be strictly as confidential as possible. He further want his identity to remain undisclosed at least for now, until the completion of the transaction. Hence our desire to have an overseas agent.
    I have therefore been directed to inquire if you would agree to act as our overseas agent in order to actualise this transaction.
    The deal in brief is that the funds with which to carry out our proposed investments in your country is presently in a coded account in the Nigerian apex bank and we need your assistance to transfer the funds to your country or any safe account outside your country in a convenient bank account that will be provided by you before we can put the funds into use. For this you shall be considered to have executed a contract for the ministry. The contract sum of which shall run into US$15.5Million of which your share shall be 30% if you agree to be our overseas agent. Your area of specialisation does not matter in this transaction, all that is required of you is a safe account and your willingness to assist us acquire estates in your country.
    As soon as payment is effected and the amount mentioned above is successfully transferred into your account, we intend to use our own share in acquiring some estates abroad. For this too, you shall serve as our agent . It might interest you to note that last year, a similar transaction was carried out with one MR. XXXXXX YU of Taiwan but after securing the payment approvals, and payment effected, MR.XXXXXX YU changed his numbers and addresses, and was no where to be found on our getting to Taiwan. That was how we lost US$7.5Million. So this time around , I will be with you before the remmittance is made into your provided account to avoid future occurrence and allow trust to play a very minimal role until performance is seen.
    You are requested to communicate your acceptance or otherwise of this proposal, through my web based fax number:1-775-XX1-XX03 or via email . After which we shall discuss in details the modalities for seeing this transaction through.
    If however, you are not disposed to assist, kindly destroy this letter in view of the confidentiality of the proposed transaction and interest of personalities involved.
    Thank you in anticipation of your co-operation.
    Best Regards,
    Dr.Bunu XXXX
    Sounds like a swell deal..huh?!?!?!?![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Well...at least for Mr. Yu!
     
  4. Jon_Are

    Jon_Are Cinematographer

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    Scooter...there was an article in the paper the other day detailing how a few local folks were recently taken for thousands of dollars in the very same scam you've described; they even used Nigeria in the story. This was done in person, though, rather than over the net.

    There are two or three accomplices involved who appear to be strangers to each other and are, apparently, very smooth. They convince the victim to withdraw big bucks from their bank accounts as an act of faith, with the promise of ultimately receiving a million or two.

    Smooth or not, I cannot fathom how anyone with a lick of sense could fall victim to such a hare-brained story.

    Jon
     
  5. Scooter

    Scooter Screenwriter

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    Not Mr. Yu! [​IMG]
     

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