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jmjones
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Webmail Upgrade Spam

Post by jmjones » Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:25 am

Hi All,

I am assuming that the following email i received is spam... When i hover over the links in the email they say they are going to exetel.com.au. Please confirm and possibly advise members who have webmail accounts that this is spam....
Perhaps members should be reminded of your emailing policy. ie. whether you ever ask for password details in emails.

Thanks
Jay.

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Dear Account User,

WEBMAIL UPGRADE:

This Email is from exetel.com.au Customer Care and we are sending it to
all exetel.com.au webmail User Account Owners for safety. We are having
congestions due to the anonymous registration of webmail accounts; so we
are shutting down some webmail accounts and your account was among those
to be deleted. We are sending you this email so that you verify and let us
know if you still want to use this account. If you are still interested
please confirm your account by filling the space below.

Your Username,password,date of birth and your country information would be
needed to verify your account.

* Username: ........
* Password: ..........
* Date of Birth: ......
* Country Or Territory: ..

Contact:John Cater
Email: webmailusers@mail2webmaster.com

All you have to do is Click Reply and supply the information above and
your account shall not be interrupted and will continue to function
normally.

Thanks for your attention to this request. We apologize for any
inconveniences.

Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after two
weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her webmail account
permanently.

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Gidget
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Re: Webmail Upgrade Spam

Post by Gidget » Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:20 am

See this thread about a similar/the same scam
http://forum.exetel.com.au/viewtopic.ph ... 52#p225852

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or call Exetel VOIP numbers (02) 8030 1000 or 1300 788 141 (log faults 24x7)
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VK
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Re: Webmail Upgrade Spam

Post by VK » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:11 am

Got another one of these. How annoying! Consider contacting gmail to shut down their account:

VERIFY YOUR EXETEL ACCOUNT IMMEDIATELY
Friday, 14 November, 2008 4:10 AM
From EXETEL Thu Nov 13 09:40:45 2008
Return-Path: <info@exetel.com.au>
Authentication-Results: mta142.mail.re1.yahoo.com from=exetel.com.au; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
Received: from 192.115.104.22 (EHLO sa8.bezeqint.net) (192.115.104.22) by mta142.mail.re1.yahoo.com with SMTP; Thu, 13 Nov 2008 09:44:08 -0800
Received: from localhost (unknown [127.0.0.1]) by sa8.bezeqint.net (Bezeq International SMTP out Mail Server) with ESMTP id A2F0712F285; Thu, 13 Nov 2008 19:39:36 +0200 (IST)
Received: from sa8.bezeqint.net ([127.0.0.1]) by localhost (sa8.bezeqint.net [127.0.0.1]) (amavisd-new, port 10024) with ESMTP id 10093-07; Thu, 13 Nov 2008 19:39:35 +0200 (IST)
Received: from mas22.bezeqint.net (mas22.bezeqint.net [192.115.104.152]) by sa8.bezeqint.net (Bezeq International SMTP out Mail Server) with ESMTP; Thu, 13 Nov 2008 19:39:35 +0200 (IST)
Received: (from mas22.bezeqint.net [41.220.75.3]) by mas22.bezeqint.net (MOS 3.8.6-GA) with HTTP/1.1 id ERD20522 (AUTH touitous); Thu, 13 Nov 2008 19:40:45 +0200 (IST)
From:
EXETEL <info@exetel.com.au>
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Subject: VERIFY YOUR EXETEL ACCOUNT IMMEDIATELY
Reply-To: error0505@gmail.com
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Message-Id: <20081113194045.ERD20522@mas22.bezeqint.net>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 19:40:45 +0200 (IST)
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Content-Length: 392

Dear EXETEL Subscriber,

To verify your EXETEL account, you must reply to this email
immediately and provide the information below:

Username:
Password:

Failure to do this will immediately render your email address deactivated
from our database.You can also confirm your email address by logging into
your EXETEL account at http://www.exetel.com.au

Thank you for using EXETEL!
THE EXETEL TEAM

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