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  • Realtime Mail Bomb

    I'm getting mailbombed right now at one of my hotmail boxes. I've received well over 800 messages about some stupid mortage scam. It's still going on now.

    Take a look at the crap I'm getting:

    -----------------------------------

    Whether a new home loan is what you seek or to refinance
    your current home loan at a lower interest rate, we can help!

    Mortgage rates haven't been this low in years take action now!

    Refinance your home with us and include all of those pesky
    credit card bills or use the extra cash for that pool you've
    always wanted...

    Where others say NO, we say YES!!!
    Even if you have been turned down elsewhere, we can help!

    Easy terms! Our mortgage referral service combines the
    highest quality loans with the most economical rates and
    the easiest qualifications!

    Take just 2 minutes to complete the following form.
    There is no obligation, all information is kept strictly
    confidential, and you must be at least 18 years of age.
    Service is available within the United States only.
    This service is fast and free.

    Free information request form:
    PLEASE VISIT

    http://www.mortgagepower.net


    ****************************************************************
    Since you have received this message you have either responded
    to one of our offers in the past or your address has been
    registered with us. If you wish to be removed please reply to:
    mailto:[email protected]?subject=remove
    ****************************************************************

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    I visited their website and the whole thing is encrypted with some javascript. I'm tempted to try and figure out where exactly the form is being posted to but I can't decipher it. Anyone want to take a crack at it?
    Well, there it is.
    - Keeper of the Grove

  • #2
    Check out a pic from my inbox.
    Well, there it is.
    - Keeper of the Grove

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    • #3
      Use Sam Spade to find out who to send abuse reports to.

      http://www.samspade.org

      Alternately you can try SpamCop:

      http://www.spamcop.net
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      • #4
        spam cop = internet police ?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Goldfinger
          spam cop = internet police ?
          Huh?

          It's just a service that analyzes the headers of spam email and will send abuse complaints for you. How does that equate to 'internet police'?
          Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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          • #6
            Spamcop.. just sounded policish to me..

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            • #7
              Sorry but this is just nonsense:

              Your using Sam Spade to do what exactly? Get Ip's of Dial ups? That won't help you much:

              The only way to help is to go to somewhere like http://www.spamhaus.org and try and get entire networks blocked.

              FYI if you think 800 emails is bad we once got hit with 179k of identical emails in an attack.
              http://forums.cpfc.org/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dave#
                Sorry but this is just nonsense:

                Your using Sam Spade to do what exactly? Get Ip's of Dial ups? That won't help you much:
                Huh? I was just making a suggestion. I'm not quite sure where this antagonism came from.

                If you use the Sam Spade download program you can do quite a lot actually, including:
                • Ping
                • nslookup
                • Whois
                • IP block
                • Dig
                • Traceroute (fast and slow)
                • Finger
                • SMTP verify
                • Time
                • Blacklist
                • Abuse lookup
                • Parse email headers
                Frankly it's a pretty handy little tool!
                Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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                • #9
                  Yeah, my [email protected] account is being bombed with them too. What the hell.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Fred
                    Yeah, my [email protected] account is being bombed with them too. What the hell.
                    You got that too Fred? That must have been some stupid spammer, fscking up his spam program.

                    As for spamcop I already know about them. I was just trying to go to their website to see exactly what it is they're trying to hide in their html code. It's all cloaked.

                    From my experience, submitting reports to spamcop often will be futile because the spammers are smart enough to use stolen dialup accounts, relay through badly configured mail servers, use free homepage providers to thwart complaints, etc...

                    So the real way to get at them is to manually visit their site and follow it till you find the real destination. Get that terminated and they won't be getting their form submission data.
                    Well, there it is.
                    - Keeper of the Grove

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                    • #11
                      Huh? I was just making a suggestion. I'm not quite sure where this antagonism came from.
                      sorry Steve - no offence meant.
                      http://forums.cpfc.org/

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Dave#
                        sorry Steve - no offence meant.
                        n/p!
                        Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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                        • #13
                          the form is being posted to http://101.162.372.032:8672/response.asp
                          I'm not sure if thats what you meant your were looking for though

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                          • #14
                            heres the source for the page (unencrypted of course)

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                            • #15
                              I've received the very same email. Only one though. Spam is getting worse on the net. Yesturday I was litteraly bombarded with REAL mail from Sanibel Island. I kid you not there must have been 20 envelopes from the region. I asked my good friend Kathleen if she by any chance had been browsing the web for a vacation spot. She had. Whatever pages she visited grabbed ahold of my hard drive and whammo, instant un-needed responses. Just for browsing the pages. I won't visit any of those resorts now when I go on vacation. Period. One of them actually had the nerve of sending real pictures of the condo and beach with a return request for the pictures attatched to it. That is just plain nuts. I'm not sure how they got the information needed for this but was assured that no personal information was given out.
                              Last edited by Hooper; Tue 18 Dec '01, 12:24pm.

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