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Date Reported: 23rd September 2007 Whats this? Risk Level: MEDIUM Whats this?
Email Subject:
 ***** e-gold account verification required *****
Apparent Sender:
 e-gold Whats this?
Return Address:
 < > Whats this?
Email Format:  HTML Whats this?
URL of Web Content: Whats this?
 Bulgaria Whats this?
Scam number:
  • Email asks you to confirm/update/verify your account data at e-gold by visiting the given link. You will be taken to a spoof website where your details will be captured for the phishers.

  • e-gold never send their users emails requesting personal details in this way.

  • The REAL URL of the spoof website is disguised as " user=jjUiO96JmkOKoKAjjanhAJRweWePlNAm".

  • The spoof website this email links to was not online at time of this report, but variations of the scam which link to working websites are bound to exist, so be wary! The website may have been taken down or disabled by the hosts, but quite often these websites are hosted on the personal computer of the phishers, so may only be online at certain times.

  • The REAL URL of the spoof website looks nothing like the actual e-gold URL.
"***** e-gold message ID: RUF9829OPI ***** "

***** e-gold message ID: RUF9829OPI *****

Dear e-gold user,

E-gold is currently conducting constant security-related verifications of all of the member accounts registered with the e-gold service. This measure is an integral part of the e-gold Security Policy which has been developed with the purpose of ensuring the highest level of security to all members of the e-gold community. You will need to verify your account by clicking on the weblink, provided below and following the instructions presented on the Secure e-gold Account Verification webpage. Verifications will be accepted until 25th September 2007 . If you fail to verify your account before this date, your account will be rendered inactive and will be a subject of termination. We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your business.

NOTE: Many of our members ask us "Why do you need our email address password?" We do not need your password, this is just part of the new security measures implemented. Once you verify your email address password, the e-gold script automatically connects to your email server and verifies if it is correct, after which you will be granted access to your account. This is a one-time check, and will be processed each time you change your email address in the account settings. By doing this, e-gold ensures you are the legitimate owner of the account and no one else will be able to enter the PIN that is sent for you. Since this is a one-time check, your email password will not be recorded in our database and will only be used to verify you are the owner of the specific email account. verify.html?user= jjUiO96JmkOKoKAjjanhAJRweWePlNAm

e-gold Account Department
Spoof website not online at time of report...

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