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Old 10-29-2006, 08:53 AM   #1
dthomsen8
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Default Phishing or SPAM tactic?

Here is an email I just received, forwarded to me from www.19130.com, which I use for development and testing. It is not a client site.
There is indeed a web site at somewhere on web.com, but there is no email address "fudged" at 19130.com, and "fudger" is not an email for public use, it is a forwarding email address from a client web site which forwards email to me and to the client, at her request, but www.19130.com performs some SPAM supression for us. Oh, and "fudger" is forwarded to the client at an AOL address. (By the way, "fudged" and "fudger" are not the actual email addresses, they are fudges to protect the real addresses.)

What I want to know is if the forum members think this is some kind of phishing trick, or strange business tactic. It looks that way to me. Is there anything I can do about it, if it is phishing or to generate SPAM?

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From: <ftpkillers@gmail.com>
To: "Administrator" <fudged@19130.com>
Cc: "AOL Users" <fudger@19130.com>
Subject: Welcome! 
 
Hi!
 
You don't have to reply, this is a test.
I have a new site: somewhereonweb.com
You are welcome!

Last edited by ktinkel; 10-30-2006 at 12:26 PM. Reason: delete spam link
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