[PLUG-TALK] Is this worth reporting?

Dick Steffens dick at dicksteffens.com
Mon Mar 18 17:05:34 PDT 2019


On 3/18/19 4:40 PM, Rich Shepard wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Mar 2019, Dick Steffens wrote:
>
>> I got a somewhat humorous phishing attempt this afternoon. I've 
>> attempted
>> to send some details to this list, but my Stablehost mailer daemon is
>> bouncing it as containing unsafe content. So, I'm attempting something
>> with less detail.
>
>> The hook is that this person from the CIA can remove my identifying info
>> from some documents that are part of an international case related to
>> stuff that might be part of the reason for the bounce.
>
> Dick,
>
> I had three of these in my inbox this morning. One to the generic 
> username
> on my web site, two to my username. One came from France, two from the US
> (same ISP).
>
> I knew instantly that they were phony; the CIA does not have 'cases' and
> officially is not allowed to operate in the US (especially against US
> citizens), and they don't deal with porn (of any age group). I just 
> reported
> the spam to the ISP that forwarded them to me (of course, the domain 
> names
> in the headers were both made up and not at all related to the actual
> sending ISP), and put them in my spam-uncaught file for SpamAssassin to
> process next Sunday.

Sounds like the right thing to do.

Thanks.

> Stupid, in my opinion.

Yeah.

-- 
Regards,

Dick Steffens



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