Is this a hoax or ?

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12 years 9 months ago #19970 by Sue
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Received this email today, it just doesn't seem right, have others received it?:confused:
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ATTENTION:

This mail is to inform all our [xtra.co.nz] users note that your webmail
account has been compromised by spammers by gaining access to your webmail
account and have been using it for illegal internet activities. You are
requested to provide your current login credentials to enable us reset
your webmail account password immediately to avoId abuse of your account.

*Email address:
*Current Password:
*Future Password:

You shall be contacted with a new password upon completion and you are
advised to provide the above information or your account will be
terminated by the abuse team.

Thank you for using xtra.co.nz Webmail!
xtra.co.nz Maintenance Team.

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12 years 9 months ago #295300 by kate
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Scam [:(!][:(!][:(!][:(!]

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12 years 9 months ago #295301 by reggit
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Not received it, but they will never ask you for this stuff via email. Don't reply [;)]

Take a break...while I take care of your home, your block, your pets, your stock! [;)] PM me...

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12 years 9 months ago #295303 by kate
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The only reason anyone would want your password is so that they can log on as you without you knowing....

For example, I don't know what password any of you use on lsb. The passwords are encrypted for safety. I can however, reset your password to something else or you can ask for a new password. I don't need to know your current password to change it and nor would any other software application written in the last ten years.

Cheers
Kate

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12 years 9 months ago #295304 by kate
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Not (of course) that I am a software application written in the last ten years [:I][:I][:I]

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12 years 9 months ago #295305 by Sue
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Thanks, I thought so, had another one yesterday supposing to be from xtra as well, but a different tack.

I thought it didn't look official enough but these things are getting smarter and smarter that someone is bound to be taken in! The writing of the word of avoId looked sus. as well.

I've lost count of the millions of pounds I have won in the British Lotteries this week -I wish!

Sue
Labrador lover for yonks, breeder of pedigree Murray Grey cattle for almost as long, and passionate poultry person for more years than I care to count.

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12 years 9 months ago #295312 by OakhengeFarm
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My son just got one supposedly from the IRS (note not our IRD - this is the American one) telling him to log on and sort out some undeclared income issue. He says he wishes he HAD earned some American income!

11 acres (4 in QEII Covenanted native bush), 15 sheep, 2 beefies, large vege gardens and a goat, and still no dog!:(

Oh, and uncountable wild birds - including fantails, swallows, yellowhammers, morepork, magpies, hawks, pukekos, and even quaill, pheasants and rainbow lorikeets [:D][:D] Not to mention possums, hares, rabbits, rats...

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12 years 9 months ago #295316 by reggit
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I particularly like the ones from banks that I don't even bank with - not! [:(!]

Take a break...while I take care of your home, your block, your pets, your stock! [;)] PM me...

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