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Old April 29th, 2008, 04:19 PM   #1
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Default Atenntion Wide Open West Users

Did you receive this email?

"Dear WOW! Subscriber,

We are currently carrying out an upgrade on our system because it has come to our notice that one or more of our subscribers are introducing a very strong virus into our system and it is affecting our network.We are trying to find out the specific person. For this reason all subscribers are to provide their USER NAME AND PASSWORD for us to verify and have them cleared against this virus.
Failure to comply will lead to the termination of your Account in the next 48 hours.

Information to send;
EMAIL ADDRESS:
USERNAME:
PASSWORD:

Hoping to serve you better.

Sincerely,

WOW! Support

************************************************** *******************************
This is an Administrative Message from WOW! Server. It is not spam.
>From time to time, WOW! will send you such messages in order to
communicate important information about your subscription.
************************************************** *******************************
WideOpenWest All right reserved 2008."



If you'll note the email headers:

Return-Path: <webmaster@wowway.com>
Received: from smtp-5.wideopenwest.com (smtp-5.wideopenwest.com [10.75.2.6] (may be forged))
by pop-14.wideopenwest.com (8.12.11/8.12.11) with ESMTP id m3TFJa6J017719;
Tue, 29 Apr 2008 10:19:36 -0500
Received: from psmtp.com (exprod7mx232.postini.com [64.18.2.185])
by smtp-5.wideopenwest.com (8.11.6/8.11.6) with SMTP id m3TFJT519163;
Tue, 29 Apr 2008 10:19:31 -0500
Received: from source ([203.109.136.15]) by exprod7mx232.postini.com ([64.18.6.14]) with SMTP;
Tue, 29 Apr 2008 11:19:10 EDT
X-IronPort-Anti-Spam-Filtered: true
X-IronPort-Anti-Spam-Result: Ah8yAM/FFkhA1ueM/2dsb2JhbACSHSmaEw
X-IronPort-AV: E=Sophos;i="4.25,722,1199617200";
d="scan'208";a="94242096"
Ironport-Content-Filter: send-to-smtp
Ironport-OCF: send-to-smtp
Received: from webmail7.ihug.co.nz (HELO webmail.ihug.co.nz) ([203.109.137.27])
by smtp.mailfilter5.ihug.co.nz with ESMTP; 30 Apr 2008 01:55:11 +1200
MIME-Version: 1.0
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 01:55:16 +1200
From: WOW! Customer Services <webmaster@wowway.com>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: ATTN; SUBSCRIBERS: TERMINATION OF YOUR WOW! ACCOUNT.
Organization: WOW! Customer Services
Reply-To: mailserverprotection@i12.com
Message-ID: <3776682f66dd7eda2a60c1b8d9e56c1e@ihug.co.nz>
X-Sender: webmaster@wowway.com
SenderIP: 64.214.231.140
Received: from [64.214.231.140] (64.214.231.140)
(login=ZG1pdGNoZWxAaWh1Zy5jby5ueg==)
(proxy 190.170.20.90 [190.170.20.90])
by webmail.ihug.co.nz (running Vodafone Webmail/0.1)
via TCP with HTTP/1.0
id <3776682f66dd7eda2a60c1b8d9e56c1e@ihug.co.nz>;
30 Apr 2008 01:55:16 +1200
User-Agent: Vodafone Webmail/0.1
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
X-pstn-neptune: 0/0/0.00/0
X-pstn-levels: (S: 0.00919/96.59739 CV:99.0000 )
X-UIDL: ^c<"!PF;"!7[)!!/cg"!




I'm sure webmail.ihug.co.nz is not interested in maintaining your WOW service. That is all.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 04:21 PM   #2
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nope. not here.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 04:28 PM   #3
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anyone who fills that out is a dumbass
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Old April 29th, 2008, 04:35 PM   #4
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Dont do it.

Call them to double check but I bet it is a scam.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 06:11 PM   #5
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I did not get that. but yea that sounds about right
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Old April 29th, 2008, 06:44 PM   #6
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Dont do it.

Call them to double check but I bet it is a scam.
It's definitely a scam 100%, no double check necessary. No ISP will ever ask you to send them your email, username, or password. Especially over email. If they wanted, they could easily gather all of this stuff from their own systems. Anyone that asks for personal information like that is probably scamming you.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 07:24 PM   #7
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um, i posted it as a warning about it being a scam. hence the message headers. hello?
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Old April 29th, 2008, 07:33 PM   #8
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yep looks legit to meeeeeee
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Old April 29th, 2008, 07:52 PM   #9
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Wait a minute. This could be some kind of scam. Or possibly
scamola!
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Old April 29th, 2008, 09:47 PM   #10
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nope I did not get that mail...sounds like a scam
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Old April 29th, 2008, 10:24 PM   #11
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Fake - I didnt get one either. Call WOW to report it.
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