11 December 2011

Spam from Thai Company


The Company Perfect Training and Services, http://www.perfecttrainingandservice.com/ is sending unsolicited emails to different email accounts on my company domain. The so called Newsletter is complete in Thai and does not include a Link to be removed from the Mailing List. In addition nobody did apply to this mailing list.


I personally sent a few emails to ask them to remove us, but we still receive this unwanted emails. A research brought following result:

The IP Address of the company website is located in Canada, but the Domain Space Provider is a Thai Company called Dragon High Speed. Their Website is www.dragonhispeed.com and it is existing, but the there used contact email address, info@dragonhispeed.com, is not working. A WHOIS search resulted in an other Contact email, admin@dragonhighspeed.com, but this is also not working.
(There is no spelling mistake in the above email addresses, there are written this way, but both are bouncing back.)

A whois.net search showed details Administrative, Technical and Billing Contact, which is Mr. Jerat Wattanakool, dreamhorror@hotmail.com. This email address was also contacted by me requesting a remove of my Domain from there email lists. The email did not bounce back, but there was no answer.

27 November 2011

Netlog Spam

 I had a English Language Profile at Netlog and deleted it after I got to much Spam Messages in my Inbox. After many Friends asked me to connect with them at Netlog I opened a new Profile there, this Time using their German Server. Within a few days I now found the first spam in my Inbox. The Profile sending this Spam is: http://de.netlog.com/thompson_felicia

and here the message:

feliciathompson014@yahoo.com

Hallo
Mein Name ist felicia, i schöne junge Dame, die für einen Mann meines Lebens sucht bin, sah ich Ihre E-Mail kontaktieren heute nach der Lektüre Ihres Profils und ich wurde für dich interessiert. Ich bin für einen guten Mann, der Liebe zu verstehen als eine Art, Vertrauen und Glauben an sich gegenseitig suchen. Bitte ich werde gerne mehr über mich wissen, antworten mir über meine E-Mail, so dass ich schicke Ihnen mein Bild. Denken Sie daran, Farbe und Entfernung spielt keine Rolle, was zählt, ist Liebe. Schließlich bete ich, dass unser guter Gott begleiten und schützen Sie, wie Sie mich. Durch antworten und bleiben zu segnen,
felicia
Dies ist meine E-Mail

feliciathompson014@yahoo.com

feliciathompson014@yahoo.com


Hello
My name is felicia, i am beautiful young lady who is looking for a man of my life, i saw your email contact today after reading your profile and i became interested in you. I am looking for a good man who understand love as kind, trust and faith in each other. Please i will like to know more about me, reply me via my email so that i will send you my picture. Remember colour and distance does not matter, what matters is love. Finally i pray that our good God will guide and protect you as you reply me .Thanks and remain bless,
felicia
This is my Email

feliciathompson014@yahoo.com

26 November 2011

Facebook declares victory over porn spammers

San Francisco - Facebook has succeeded in blocking a spam attack that had filled users' pages with millions of pornographic and violent images, the company said Wednesday.

The world’s largest social networking platform said it had identified those responsible for launching the attack and would take legal steps against them.
The announcement came a day after the site had fallen victim to one of the worst hacks in its history, with the obnoxious images spreading by masquerading as new Facebook feeds that downloaded poisoned files that were passed on to the victims’ friends.
Some of the images include photoshopped images of Justin Bieber and other celebrities performing sex acts, as well as pictures of extreme violence and even an abused dog.
Facebook said the attack exploited a security flaw in certain browsers, which its engineering team has now blocked from being utilized on the site.
"Protecting the people who use Facebook from spam and malicious content is a top priority for us, and we are always working to improve our systems to isolate and remove material that violates our terms," said Facebook in a statement.
"In addition to the engineering teams that build tools to block spam, we also have a dedicated enforcement team that has already identified those responsible and is working with our legal team to ensure appropriate consequences."//DPA

Sexual Videos Facebook Hoax

A few people posted in the last weeks following message to my Profile, one of my Pages or Groups at Facebook:

ATTENTION: THE HACKERS ARE PUTTING SEXUAL VIDEOS TO YOUR NAME IN THE WALLS / PROFILES OF YOUR FRIENDS WITHOUT YOU KNOWING IT. YOU DONT SEE IT, BUT OTHER PEOPLE CAN SEE IT, AS IF THESE WERE A PUBLICATION THAT YOU MADE! ALSO, THEY'RE SENDING INBOX MSGS TO YOUR FRIENDS ASKING YOU TO CLICK A LINK. DON'T DO IT!! SO IF YOU RECEIVE SOMETHING FROM ME ABOUT A VIDEO OR A STRANGE INBOX MESSAGE, IT'S NOT ME! copy this in your wall. It is for the security of YOUR OWN IMAGE!!! And REPORT IT!!!!! ALSO IF U ARE ASKED TO VOTE ON A PICTURE. DO NOT GO & VOTE: IT'S A HACKER!! POST THIS TO YOUR WALL FOR YOUR FRIENDS
A Friend of mine replied with an very good explanation to this Posts. Thanks to John Williamson, I could not have said it better.


"This one is yet another viral hoax spreading like wildfire on Facebook. Note that the warning is quite vague and doesn't contain much useful information. Copying and pasting general alerts like this doesn't help anyone at all, and it's annoying to see your Facebook Newsfeed littered with them. Just spend a few minutes and check the facts before passing warnings along to your friends."

Scam using CrossLoop

CrossLoop is a consumer Internet company that empowers everyone to help someone anywhere in the world with its free and easy-to-use software application for desktop sharing. CrossLoop connects computer users with trusted, qualified service providers and friends who can provide the support they need quickly and conveniently, but now Crossloop is also invaded by Scammers:

Dear Somchai,

A CrossLoop user would like to contact you for help! Please contact this user as soon as possible.

Name: hellen richard

Email: hellenrichard_84@yahoo.com

Phone:

Contact Instructions:

(hellenrichard84@yahoo.com) Hello, I am hellen How are you? hope you are fine and in perfect condition of health. Please I went through your profile and i read it and took interest in it, please if you don't mind i will like you to write me on this ID (hellenrichard84@yahoo.com) hope to hear from you soon, and I will be waiting for your mail because i have something VERY important to tell you. Lots of love hellen (hellenrichard84@yahoo.com)

Additional information provided by user:

03 October 2011

Newest iPhone Scam

Right before the new iPhone 5 will be released, a new Scam is going around on Social Networks. I received the below Message over ten times on the weekend:

hello, because u are also a close friend of Alicia I will tell u what exactly I discovered. that web page http://www.facebook.com/pages/1399299841/199824086754039 is messing up today and giving away an i Phone 5 to persons that are generally in face book for free...almost all they request is your own opinion about the iPhone 5 and u can keep it permanently. although u need to hurry up just before they close it.

I removed the Link so You will not get to the Scam Page by accident.

17 September 2011

Scam on Viadeo

I just read a message which I received on my Viadeo Account. It is the standard Scam Email anout Money found on an Bank Account, which will be soon taken by the Government if nobody claims it.



Only difference is that the Bank Director is now from Malaysia and working for a Malaysian Bank. Here a copy of his Profile. BE CAREFUL, I recommend not to connect with this person.

30 July 2011

Bitdefender Safego

Are you at Facebook and want to be more safe?

Try Bitdefender Safego App, to check your Profile and messages for Virus and other suspicious things.

Apologise

I have realised that I did not maintain this blog well and I want to apologise for this..

There is much more traffic at my Facebook Group "Fight Scam and Spam at Facebook", but I will figure out how I can link this Scam & Spam Blog to it, so that more Posts will be to read here soon

27 January 2011

Protect your Facebook Account

If you have a Facebook Account and you are serious thinking about how to protect your private Data there against Spam, Scam and Fraud You should use the new Bitdefender safego App.

Bitdefender is the first AntiVirus Company I know who is taking the step forward and protecting Facebook Accounts. I hope that in the future such Applications will be available for any Social Network.

BitDefender safego is a free tool that has a nose (i.e. scanning capability) for nasty e-tricks, plus an eye for personal information exposure. 

BitDefender safego uses the BitDefender antimalware and antiphishing engines to scan URLs in the cloud. Posts and comments are scanned heuristically, in the cloud.

BitDefender safego includes a privacy protection feature which warns you in case your public profile contains private data that can be accessed freely by persons who are not among your Facebook contacts. A list of categories of such vulnerable private information is displayed on the BitDefender safego application’s interface so that you can adjust your profile’s privacy settings accordingly.

Newest Facebook Fraud.

Here are a few samples of Facebook Spam and Fraud. The First attempt was made to my Facebook Account, while the other was reported to me by a friend, I replaced his name with XXXXX to protect his privacy.

If email is his only Way of Communication, how can he send this Message through Facebook? Writing in capital Letters is also against the Netiquette and offending. I informed Facebook about this Scamer Account. I had to cut the End of the Message since it was to long for posting here.

ATTEN;Somchai Hermann Quint

HOW ARE Y...OU AND YOUR FAMILY?. HOPE ALL IS WELL.
MY NAME IS ( SERGEANT 1ST CLASS ) MARSHALL CASEY GEORGE, I AM AN AMERICAN SOLDIER, SERVING IN THE MILITARY WITH THE ARMY??S 3RD INFANTRY DIVISION. WITH A VERY DESPERATE NEED FOR ASSISTANCE, I HAVE SUMMED UP COURAGE TO CONTACT YOU. I FOUND YOUR CONTACT PARTICULARS IN AN ADDRESS JOURNAL. I AM SEEKING YOUR KIND ASSISTANCE TO MOVE THE SUM OF ( $28 MILLION U.S.DOLLARS ) TWENTY EIGHT MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS TO YOU, AS FAR AS I CAN BE ASSURED THAT MY SHARE WILL BE SAFE
IN YOUR CARE UNTIL I COMPLETE MY SERVICE HERE.
SOURCE OF MONEY: ......................

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Dear XXXXXXXXX,
...
I‘m sorry if this proposal or information of mine may be a disturbance or harassment, Mr.P.A.El Ghandour was a senior engineer here in Togo West Africa and he was my client as well, he died by car accident and he also left some funds with Commercial Bank of Togo before he died so contact me for the claim trough this address below and for more information because you have the same last name with him.

NB: The funds left by your late relation which was my late client with Commercial Bank of Togo is $6.5 millions dollars

Please reply to my private email ID: sksandrakossi@gmail.com for more informations.

Remain bless
Best Regards
Mr Sandra Kossi.Esq
+2286066302

10 January 2011

Chinese Spam

More and more Spam is coming from China. My Admin did delete about 10 Spamer from our Social Network PiT - Online and 1 from LwF Thailand Website.

The mostly used IP Address Range is: 59.41.177.xxx. One Sample is to see at the picture below.


In this Case the new Member posted about fake Watches and used fake Information in his Profile.