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"Smart" Stanford studens duped by scam?

Original post made by kate on Feb 12, 2007

I can't believe that the super smart Stanford students with SAT's in the stratsophere were
duped into on-line 'phishing scams' pretending to be Bank of America or any other institution. Anyone computer-saavy has been on to this for some time. it is not new. Just this week I have been 'phished' by scam artists pretending to be B of A, PayPal, Amazon, Wells Fargo, Earthlink, and Morgan Stanley, I do not even have any accounts at PayPal, Wells Fargo, or Morgan Stanley. These somehow avoided my spam blocker.

Help get these criminals off the net. If you have a Mac, go up to "Message" then "View". Click on "Long Headers". These headers leave a trail to the actual sender. Then forward the phony e-mail to your ISP (they usually use "fraud" e.g. fraud@earthlink.net) or use " fraud" or "spoof" for the others. One will work when the other doesn't. Always send to your ISP and
the institution that is being 'phished'. I do no know the procedure for a PC, but maybe someone out there does know how to view the 'long headers'.

Comments

Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Feb 12, 2007 at 3:11 pm

I am waiting for the new pretexting laws to be used against those who falsly claim to be a company.
I think is is time to do away with anonymous internet entry. That might clear 90% of the traffic and allow business to be transacted again.