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PostSubject: Email Phishing Scam   Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:31 am

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Bulgarian Consumer Protection Watchdog Used in Email Phishing Scam

ulgarian media have spread the word about a new email phishing scam.

According to reports of private TV channel bTV, scores of Bulgarians claimed that they received an e-mail saying that a complaint had been filed against them with the Commission for Consumer Protection (KZP).

To check the content of the complaint, the users had to reveal their email password.

However, some of the victims of the phishing scheme noticed that their e-mail accounts had been broken into after the registration.

The case was reported to the police.

Asked to comment on the matter, officials of the KZP explained that they had no practice of sending such e-mails.

The representatives of the consumer protection watchdog said that they had received over 10 tip-offs about the phishing scam.

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When a complaint or a tip-off about a company is filed with the KZP, the letters are sent officially and the people in charge are summoned to the KZP headquarters or KZP officials visit the retail site and prepare official documents for the inspection. We have no such practice and I believe that this is some sort of extortion or fraud scheme,"
said Ivan Bachvarov, Chief Secretary of the KZP.

To avoid getting hooked in phishing scams, Internet security experts advise users not to click on links received via e-mail.

Specialists say that the right thing to do is to search the website of the organization mentioned in the email.

In the case of the KZP scam, the link provided in the email is the only thing that arouses suspicions in a professionally worded email.

The website to which the links redirects users provides no contact details like phone number or address.

The domain is registered in the US.

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When we receive a message inviting us to click on a link, it may very well turn out to be a malicious code aimed at stealing our personal data,"
warned Albena Spasova from the International Cyber Investigation Training Academy.



Wiki say's :

Phishing is a way of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting public. Phishing is typically carried out by e-mail spoofing or instant messaging, and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one. Phishing is an example of social engineering techniques used to deceive users, and exploits the poor usability of current web security technologies. Attempts to deal with the growing number of reported phishing incidents include legislation, user training, public awareness, and technical security measures.

A phishing technique was described in detail in 1987, and (according to its creator) the first recorded use of the term "
phishing"
was made in 1995.

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PostSubject: Re: Email Phishing Scam   Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:14 am

I just received this today so it does go on. I don't even know who ravda.reds is

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Hope you get this on time, sorry I didn't inform you about my trip in United Kingdom for a Program, I'm presently in United Kingdom and am having some difficulties here because i misplaced my wallet on my way to the hotel where my money and other valuable things were kept. presently i have limited access to internet, I will like you to assist me with a loan of 2000 Pounds to sort-out my hotel bills and to get myself back home.

I have spoken to the embassy here but they are not responding to the matter effectively, I will appreciate whatever you can afford to assist me with, I'll Refund the money back to you as soon as I return, let me know if you can be of any help. I don't have a phone where I can be reached. Please let me know immediately.

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PostSubject: Re: Email Phishing Scam   Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:42 am

That email address belongs to a member on the forum called Boatinncrew Who's last visit here was 17 Nov 2011 20:00.

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PostSubject: Re: Email Phishing Scam   Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:24 am

reading another forum, mybg yesterday,........a member gave out a warning that his email account had been hacked and to ignore anything anyone recieved from ravds reds if you did not know him
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PostSubject: Re: Email Phishing Scam   Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:48 am

You would think he would have notified all the forums of this. Some people don't have any Courtesy
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