Re: Phishing for PayPals - Shutting down Yahoo/Geocities sites
nobody at devnull.spamcop.net
Wed Jul 7 18:30:43 EDT 2004
Spam Reporter wrote:
> Many did not know who I was. I used their paypal password as the first
> thing that they saw in the subject line. I let them know what had
> happened and that I was in no way connected to Paypal. Yes I sent out a
> lot of unsolicitated email. But wouldn't you want to be informed if your
> information had been compromised like this? At least I was doing
> something constructive.
For all they knew, you could have been the scammer himself pretending to
be some hero for informing them that their information was compromised.
If some stranger e-mails me with my personal account information from
anywhere, I WILL report that as unsolicited e-mail. Like I said before,
it wasn't your place to inform them. You should have contacted PayPal
and let them notify their users.
> I'm not bitching about the yank. I do understand
> it. Just wondering if there's a way to fix it.
You should have thought about that before you sent unsolicited e-mail to
people as a random stranger in possession of their personal information.
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