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Old 09 Jul 2012, 17:52
Reycer Reycer is offline
 
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Beware of Tricky Email

Today I got an email that looked just like it came from Vbulletin. However, it is not. Here is the email that I received. Be wary, I wouldn't click on any link.

Hello everyone.

As some of you may know, three large vBulletin modification sites have been attacked recently and may be down for some time. I'd like to take this time to introduce our new website to you. It is a full vBulletin modifications site which can grow even larger with your help.

So don't hold back, come join us and help us build our community even bigger.

URL REMOVED

We hope to see you all there soon!

+++++++++ Staff

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Old 09 Jul 2012, 19:42
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Originally Posted by Reycer View Post
Today I got an email that looked just like it came from Vbulletin. However, it is not. Here is the email that I received. Be wary, I wouldn't click on any link.

Hello everyone.

As some of you may know, three large vBulletin modification sites have been attacked recently and may be down for some time. I'd like to take this time to introduce our new website to you. It is a full vBulletin modifications site which can grow even larger with your help.

So don't hold back, come join us and help us build our community even bigger.

URL REMOVED

We hope to see you all there soon!

+++++++++ Staff
I recieved this mail as well and blocked it.

It's sad to see a nice piece of software abused this way!!

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Old 09 Jul 2012, 19:48
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I also got it .. I laughed at the name "******" and paid the site a visit just because of the funny name. However there wasnt much activity there.

I wonder where they got my e-mail address from. It's not publicly available in many places. It has surely been leaked from some forum associated with vBulletin/forum administration.

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Old 10 Jul 2012, 11:31
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Yeah I got that too! I'm glad I didn't click the link...

"*******" That's funny...

vijayninel, a few years ago I purchased a few exotic skins for my board - I honestly can't remember the name of the creator (if I look deeper, I'm sure I'll figure it out) but I'm about 99.9% sure that he in turn sold my email to others...for a few years, I got spam from Arabic-language sites. I'm saying this because the email address that the +++++++++ spam used is the one I use for spam when I don't want my real email used...my vBulletin email wasn't hit with this...

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Old 10 Jul 2012, 11:34
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HAHAHHAHA.

******, good one.

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Old 10 Jul 2012, 12:35
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Thanks for the heads up.
It is a shame that some lowlifes try to impersonate others to cheat with and a shame that some people actually support these scammers on their websites.

Domain: REMOVED
Length: 13 characters
MD5 Hash: eee949d3cf410b628ddc6ac84626941d
Zone: com
ISP: Unknown
Organization: Unknown
IP Address: 128.204.202.130
IP Hostname: hosted-by.dotvps.net
IP Country: United States United States (US)
Google Page Rank: 0
Alexa Rank: 27237133
Domain Created: 2012-04-18 (3 months ago)

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Old 10 Jul 2012, 13:09
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Nope did not get it
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Old 10 Jul 2012, 16:53
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Didn't get it either. And seems the link has gone south also.
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Old 11 Jul 2012, 13:24
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Linking to Pirate/Warez sites is NOT ALLOWED. Links/domains removed.

You are giving them more publicity then they could otherwise have hoped to have.
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