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To barakltd - post removal and re-post.

by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 22, 2007 7:36 PM PDT

barakltd. Sorry but I have had to remove your post. The link you gave seems to be the one you yourself received in a phishing scam email. Already someone else has tried the link on your behalf, but fortunately their McAfee site adviser warned them against proceeding further.

To avoid others being caught out the way you were I am re-posting without the link.

One other thing. You have posted this in the Community Newsletter forum. You may not get many other replies here as this is for comments on CNET's Community Newsletters. You may do better posting elsewhere, say in the Spyware, viruses and security forum here;

If you do, please do not post that dangerous link.


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somebody steal my Skype identity
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 22, 2007 7:38 PM PDT

by barakltd - 23/09/07 01:49

Yesterday i got this e-mail -
Dear valued skype member:
It has come to our attention that your skype account informations needs to be
updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to
reduce the instance of fraud on our website. If you could please take 5-10 minutes
out of your online experience and update your personal records you will not run into
any future problems with the online service.
However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension.
Please update your records on or before september 25, 2007.
you are requested to update your account informations at the following link
Click Here To update your account informations .

i was enough stupid to inter my user name and password , after the web site direct me to Paypal web site, then i understand that some nice guy try to steal my identity .
i approach Skype several to get there assistance, and until now i got just one replay that say that they got my replay .
i also try the forget password option , the replay is that my e-mail is not correct .
i don't know if Skype will help and when , but i use Skype for business , and if this thief is my competitor, he can kill my business .
what you suggest me .
this is the thief web site -
Site web address removed for safety reasons

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Reply by rona
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 22, 2007 7:39 PM PDT

I cicked on the link
by rona_ - 23/09/07 02:18
In reply to: somebody steal my Skype identity by barakltd

But I get a notice from Mcafee siteadisor saying:
Why were you redirected to this page? When we visited this site, we found it may be designed to trick you into submitting your financial or personal information to online scammers. This is a serious security threat which could lead to identity theft, financial losses or other dissemination of personal information.

Maybe you should use siteadvisor Moshe.

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