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6th December 2003
plain text email
which takes the form
of an receipt for an
iPod Music Player
Spoofed Web page/site?
Web page/site origin
Identity Theft method
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Cards Limited and Huntingdon Mail Order email
6th December 2003
No you didn't buy an iPod Music Player ...
This email is certainly a hoax. It takes the form
of a 'receipt' for an iPod Music Player for £399.95 from Huntingdon
Mail Order. Huntingdon Mail Order doesn't appear to exist and
if you use the telephone number given, you will actually be calling Cambridgeshire
Police and receive a recorded message to say that this email is a hoax.
Its hard to understand
what this email actually intends to do but cause anarchy. There are
no attachments and no link to any web page. Perhaps its just a little
prank by a bored scammer?
The email emanates from Blue Yonder's mail servers
- IP address
220.127.116.11 which is listed at a couple of mail abuse
sites as being used to relay spam email.
Since there is no perceived threat involving this
email, the best advice is to simply delete it. Cambridgeshire's Police
message goes on to say that you should keep an eye on your bank and credit
or debit card statements. This is sound advice at any time, email hoax
or no email hoax. You should always check every transaction on your statements
to ensure all transactions are legitimate (even banks make mistakes!)
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you have received this hoax email, please remember that it
is very common
for these email scams to be redistributed at a
later date with only slightly
different content or the same but with the fake page(s) hosted by a different
provider. Also, once you have received one of these hoaxes, it is also common
place to receive at least another one and usually a day or two
after the first, although not necessarily from the same apparent sender.
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