Re: Phishing for PayPals - Shutting down Yahoo/Geocities sites
fuhrman at videoSANS_SPAMtron.ca
Fri Jul 9 22:37:25 EDT 2004
"Spam Reporter" <Spam_n_Scams_Reporter at Y.com> wrote in message
news:cci06p$8c7$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> I contacted PayPal and eBay. Heard nothing back from them. I tried
> phoning and every one was on holiday. This was at the beginning of the
> 4th of Jul holiday. I even calle the state police where I live. There
> was also no one there to take my call. Everyone was given the weekend
> off. I phoned the number that I was able to find for Yahoo on a whois
> lookup. Everyone was given the weekend off. All the while, more and more
> victims were giving out their data.
Phishers tend to launch their scams around the time when support is on
vacation. Three-day weekends, Sundays, etc. are chosen for this very reason,
I'm sure. I appreciate your efforts but until the world wises up,
extraordinary activities such as the one you took run the risk of being seen
as another form of abuse (spam) or worse, vigilantism.
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