Monday, March 29, 2004

E-gold scams....

I've just received another 'brilliant' e-gold scam. Behind the href part of the html-mail (asking me to update my e-gold account data) I did not see the website but this other site: The scam uses the @-problem in old Explorer versions (that does not show the proper e-mail adres of the website). And, interestingly, the website asks consumers explicitly to check certificates. Also the link to e-gold examiner (on the normal website an explanation of how much real gold backs the e-gold) is now this broken link ( to an obscure russian server.

So would really no one fall for this? Imagine that only 1 in a million users in the Netherlands would fall for this one there will be about 3 or 4 account data collected.

Update: only 5 mails later in the same mailbox another try. This time the link is: