Phishing attempt
Thread poster: Rolf Kern

Rolf Kern  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:09
English to German
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Aug 7, 2011

I just got the following e-mail, which clearly is pishing because I found exactly the same text in the Web pretending to be from another e-mail provider.


"Dear User,

We would like to inform you that we are currently carrying out scheduled maintenance and upgrade of our webmail service and as a result of this our client has been changed and your original password will reset. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

To maintain your account, you must reply to this email immediately and enter your current Password here(..............) Failure to do this within 48 hours will immediately render your account deactivated from our database.

Thank you for using the account!

© UPC-CABLECOM.CH ACCOUNT ABN 31 088 377 860 All Rights Reserved.
E-Mail Account Maintenance"

You should not reply to any such e-mail.

This for your information


[Bearbeitet am 2011-08-07 21:13 GMT]


Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 22:09
English to German
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I hope no one falls for this scam. Aug 7, 2011



Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 23:09
English to Spanish
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Phishing Aug 8, 2011

Isn't it called phishing?


Susanna Garcia  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:09
Italian to English
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Scam Aug 8, 2011

Clearly a pish take



Rolf Kern  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:09
English to German
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phishing vs. pishing Aug 8, 2011

Phishing seems to be the original expression but is has been widely shortened into pishing.


Rolf Kern  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:09
English to German
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same attempts Oct 31, 2011

I got the same attempt twice lately, the latest reading (please note the cyrilic letters):

Diese Meldung wird von upc cablecom GmbH Mitteilungszentrale fьr alle Upc E-Mail-Eigentьmer. Wir sind derzeit ein Upgrade unserer Datenbank und E-Mail-Center. Wir sind das Lцschen aller unbenutzten Upc E-Mail, um mehr Platz fьr neue zu schaffen one.To verhindern, dass Ihr Konto von SchlieЯung Sie sich an, damit wir wissen, dass es ein Geschenk verwendet Rechnung zu arbeiten.

Aber UPC E-Mail-System erhalten hat, Beschwerden von unseren Kunden fьr die unberechtigte Nutzung des Systems Upc E-Mail. Als Ergebnis haben wir eine zusдtzliche Sicherheit auf allen unseren Kunden zu ьberprьfen fьr ihre Mailbox-Informationen vor Diebstahl und Betrug. Sie sind Beratung in die richtigen Spalten zu fьllen.

E-Mail .................
Passwort ................
Geburtsdatum ............

Hinweis: Falsche Angaben kцnnen zu Geldstrafen, Beschlagnahme oder Aussetzung Ihres Kontos fьhren.

Vielen Dank fьr Ihre Mitarbeit.

Mit freundlichen GrьЯen,
upc cablecom GmbH
Abusedesk & Policy Enforcement


Rolf Kern  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:09
English to German
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I just got another attempt Nov 14, 2011

This is from messaging center to
all . email owners. We are currently upgrading our
data base and e-mail center. We are deleting allunused email to create
more space for new one.To prevent your account from closing you
will have to update it below so that we will know that it\'s a present
used account.

However email system has been receiving
complaints from our customer for unauthorised use of the system email. As a result we are making
an extra security check on all of our Customer mailbox in
order to protect their information from theft and fraud.

You are advice to fill the columns correctly.


Note : Incorrect information can lead to penalties, confiscation
or suspension of your account.

Thanks for your co-operation.

Thanks Inc.


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