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beck

Bending Unit
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« on: 05-28-2003 01:12 »

Please give me an advice!

I've just received an e-mail, and I am really not sure what to do. The main idea of it is to send somebody my PEEL details (name, passw., e-mail), or I'll be removed from PEEL (?). OK, I'd better paste this e-mail here:

"From: HeIterSkeIter6@aol.com
Subject: Important Message From PEEL
Hello, This automated message confirms that your Peel account name has been reported stolen, If this is not so, then please respond with your current Peel Name, Password, and E-mail address to the following address: PlattNanny@aol.com
Thank You for your cooperation.
If this name has been stolen, then please do not respond, and this name and account will be removed from Peel withen 24 hours"
LAN.gnome

Urban Legend
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« Reply #1 on: 05-28-2003 01:58 »

This does not sound official at all. And none of the e-mails look familiar. I'd say don't give the what they want; it's probably a scam.
Strat

Bending Unit
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« Reply #2 on: 05-28-2003 02:16 »

 
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Originally posted by beck:

If this name has been stolen, then please do not respond, and this name and account will be removed from Peel withen 24 hours"

That's gotta be a dead give away about the falsitude of said e-mail.

alexvilagosh

Goose Patrol
Space Pope
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« Reply #3 on: 05-28-2003 02:24 »

Yeah it has to be fake 100%.
BendingUnit1141

Professor
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« Reply #4 on: 05-28-2003 02:26 »

What a load of crap. As if anyone on PEEL would use AOL anyway.
sheep555

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #5 on: 05-28-2003 03:40 »
« Last Edit on: 05-28-2003 03:40 »

I could help you a bit more if you posted the entire message (ie, with headers), because we could then take a look at the IP address, and the return address (which may not have been the aol address you listed).

But yeah, it's crap - and someones done a very bad job of it (if I was doing it, I'd at least put the "From" address to x@peelified.com).
Tweek

UberMod
DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #6 on: 05-28-2003 05:21 »

 
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Originally posted by BendingUnit1141:
As if anyone on PEEL would use AOL anyway.
Several people on PEEL use AOL  roll eyes

Looks like somebody is trying to steal your PEEL details by getting them to email it to them... do not reply to that email.


beck

Bending Unit
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« Reply #7 on: 05-28-2003 05:41 »
« Last Edit on: 05-28-2003 05:41 by [-mArc-] »

Thanx everybody!
I only wonder how can one hope to benefit from my Peel account?

sheep555, if you are still interested, here're the full headers:
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From: HeIterSkeIter6@aol.com [Save Address] [Block Sender]
To: (***)
Cc:
Subject: Fwd: Important Message From PEEL
Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 20:35:03 EDT
Return-Path: <HeIterSkeIter6@aol.com>
Delivered-To: ***
X-Ob-Received: from unknown (205.158.62.24) by 205-158-62-61.outblaze.com; 28 May 2003 00:35:30 -0000
Received: from imo-m03.mx.aol.com (imo-m03.mx.aol.com [64.12.136.6]) by spf2.us4.outblaze.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 7894523514 for <***>; Wed, 28 May 2003 00:35:29 +0000 (GMT)
Received: from HeIterSkeIter6@aol.com by imo-m03.mx.aol.com (mail_out_v36.3.) id i.11e.220cdd8d (657); Tue, 27 May 2003 20:35:04 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <11e.220cdd8d.2c055e37@aol.com>
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="part1_11e.220cdd8d.2c055e37_b oundary"
X-Mailer: 7.0 for Windows sub 10637
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[-mArc-]

Administrator
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #8 on: 05-28-2003 06:23 »

It's of course fake. Never give out passwords to anyone. (edited your post to remove some mail addresses)
mikey

Urban Legend
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« Reply #9 on: 05-28-2003 06:32 »

Did it also say please enclose credit card number.
Just Chris

Urban Legend
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« Reply #10 on: 05-28-2003 08:52 »

 
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Originally posted by BendingUnit1141:
What a load of crap. As if anyone on PEEL would use AOL anyway.

.: Knocks Nurdbot out cold :. Okay. Better.

Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #11 on: 05-28-2003 14:50 »

That's about the oldest scam in the world.

"Quick. Someone know your password. Give me your password and I'll keep it safe for you."

Lots of people try it in online games to steal gaming accounts.
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #12 on: 05-28-2003 22:12 »

 
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Originally posted by BendingUnit1141:
What a load of crap. As if anyone on PEEL would use AOL anyway.

Um... yeah... no AOL users here... heh heh.

Hey, look over there!

*yoink*

Venus

Urban Legend
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« Reply #13 on: 05-28-2003 22:21 »

im an AOL user and i'm not ashamed to admit it!
SQFreak

Professor
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« Reply #14 on: 05-28-2003 22:30 »

Former AOL user and not ashamed. They used to be good - they used to not "protect" their users from the "harms" of the true Internet. I was hooked since Version 1.0. Then they started Unlimited Access and the lines were busy nonstop. I stayed with it until a few months after broadband was available. Then I got the cable modem I have now.
Anarchist

Professor
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« Reply #15 on: 05-28-2003 22:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
im an AOL user and i'm not ashamed to admit it!
I would be.
SQFreak

Professor
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« Reply #16 on: 05-28-2003 22:36 »

In some areas, AOL is the only reasonable ISP. It used to be that way here, back in the mid-90s. And, they're one of the few nationwide ISPs. There are good points about AOL. It just sucks that you have to use their bloated client to get onto the Internet if you use their service.
Anarchist

Professor
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« Reply #17 on: 05-28-2003 22:49 »

I've been with AOL once. Quit after 2 weeks. Here are a few of the reasons why:
1) 20 minute hold times for tech support, and when you do get through, you get an idiot who knows next to nothing about computers.
2) Connection dropped every 15-45 minutes.
3) I nearly died of old age each time I dialed in.
4) The idiots, flamers, n00bies, and all kinds of AOL lamers. I wanted to reach through the computer screen and strangle 90% of the people I've come across there.
5) Overpriced. Nobody who charges over $20/month for dial-up deserves be taken serieouly. Especially considering the quality of their service.
The list goes on, but I can't be bothered with it right now. I feel the utmost pity for anyone who has no choice but to use AOL. As for those who have a choice but simply can't afford brodband, I recommend NetZero/Juno. $10 (or $15, for the "high speed" service) per month for service that easily surpasses AOL's. I've had nothing but good experience with them, as have several other people I know. (Yes, the free service from them sucks. That's not what I'm talking about.)
SQFreak

Professor
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« Reply #18 on: 05-28-2003 22:51 »

You're right. AOL sucks for those reasons. But it is acceptable to some people for other reasons.

NetZero's free service wasn't that bad.

And will a mod get over here and move this to Offtopic Discussion please?
Venus

Urban Legend
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« Reply #19 on: 05-28-2003 22:59 »

AOl hasn't been that bad, at least for me. i have Aol broadband on a cable modem so it takes me less then a minute to sign on and i generally never get kicked off. i usually sign on in the morning and just stay logged in until i go to bed.
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #20 on: 05-28-2003 23:04 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by SQFreak:
You're right. AOL sucks for those reasons. But it is acceptable to some people for other reasons.

NetZero's free service wasn't that bad.

And will a mod get over here and move this to Offtopic Discussion please?

Yeah, whatever...

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