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#1 Juha

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:13 AM

A friend of mine sent me an e-mail directing me to the above site, which says:

You can see who has blocked or deleted you from his/her MSN with our completely free service

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I am not convinced. It requires one to enter their MSN ID and Password.

Anybody know whether it is a legitimate site, and/or how to find out?

A quick search on google, and it seems there are many other sites out there which provide the same service, but instead of asking for your MSN ID and password they just ask you to enter the ID of the person concerned...


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Edited by Juha, 18 March 2008 - 07:19 AM.


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Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:34 AM

Juha in my opinion sites such as block checkers are not legit sites. Sure they can tell you who is online and when. But I have known people who have fallen for these scams and had their MSN name changed, contacts spammed and their email accounts spammed.

In a nutshell I advise against visiting this site because as far as "privacy" is concerned you do not have piece of mind visiting websites like these.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:41 AM

Yeah, I could smell something wasn't okay. Sad to hear people falling for such scams. Perhaps I need to warn my innocent friend...

But if they are actually able to check for you whether a certain person with a certain ID is Online, aren't they getting some info from the Official MSN sites or getting access to something from somewhere at least... or are there other ways of finding out?

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:52 AM

blockcheckeruk.com web site may send a promotional message to the users in your contact list.


By being a member / logging in to the site, you are deemed as have accepted promotional messages to be sent in advance. In case of a complaint to be received from any person in your contact list, they will be notified that you are also receiving these messages since you have become a member / logged in to the site.


I went there with firefox w/noscript addon

these guys are spammers
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:17 AM

9/10 of these sites are spammers. If not; all.
So you tell me ;)

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:34 AM

Thanks for taking the trouble to read what they had to say.

I was tempted to check too...

When you have become a member to blockcheckeruk.com site...

When you have become?! When did I?! It amazing how they just make you a member by default.

The rest of the agreement is also poorly written.

So, if anyone who has my e-mail address who logs to this spammer's site will automatically make my e-mail address available to them, am I right?

Also, the e-mail I got has my friend's address on the 'from' field. So they just faked it I guess. That's probably why Hotmail is saying "This message may be dangerous".

Here is the actual message:

hello;

i found a website. you can check who blocked you on MSN. And all Free. Visit this website

Addreess: ...

Which I think is an attempt to make others sign on so that their address book is stolen too... and the chain continues to infinity!

Edited by Juha, 18 March 2008 - 08:35 AM.


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Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:40 AM

blockcheckeruk.com

or

blockcheckeruk.com

I trace them to Russia bouncing out of amsterdam
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:52 AM

I trace them to Russia bouncing out of amsterdam

lol @ that DaChew. Nice hack! Should've broken in and wiped out all the e-mail addressess!

I wish I was as clever as you in tracing! Perhaps you'll give me some tips!

P.S. What do you mean by the second part "bouncing out of Amsterdam"? And the differentiating of the two sites with the bold bit? Didn't get that...

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:34 AM

I use an older version of visualroute that is no longet supported/trial or free, I have a few duties on another forum where it comes in handy trying to trace spammers and report abuse to the ISP or server

There are a lot of utilities available and resources on the web for finding the source of a web page

the uk in the domain name is a misleading scam to get you to think it originates from the UK

the RU was me poking fun at the coincidence

by bounced out of amsterdam, it shows


OrgName: RIPE Network Coordination Centre
OrgID: RIPE
Address: P.O. Box 10096
City: Amsterdam
StateProv:
PostalCode: 1001EB
Country: NL

ReferralServer: whois://whois.ripe.net:43

NetRange: 78.0.0.0 - 78.255.255.255
CIDR: 78.0.0.0/8
NetName: 78-RIPE
NetHandle: NET-78-0-0-0-1
Parent:
NetType: Allocated to RIPE NCC
NameServer: NS-PRI.RIPE.NET
NameServer: SEC1.APNIC.NET
NameServer: SEC3.APNIC.NET
NameServer: TINNIE.ARIN.NET
NameServer: SUNIC.SUNET.SE
NameServer: NS.LACNIC.NET
Comment: These addresses have been further assigned to users in
Comment: the RIPE NCC region. Contact information can be found in
Comment: the RIPE database at http://www.ripe.net/whois
RegDate: 2006-08-29
Updated: 2006-09-07

# ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2008-03-17 19:10
# Enter ? for additional hints on searching ARIN's WHOIS database.

OrgName: RIPE Network Coordination Centre
OrgID: RIPE
Address: P.O. Box 10096
City: Amsterdam
StateProv:
PostalCode: 1001EB
Country: NL
Comment:
RegDate:
Updated: 2004-12-13

ReferralServer: whois://whois.ripe.net:43

# ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2008-03-17 19:10
# Enter ? for additional hints on searching ARIN's WHOIS database.


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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:29 PM

Thanks Dachew for the reply and the clarification... I guess I don't understand much about what is meant by 'bounced', but thanks for the info!

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:38 PM

1. Never give an ID or Password to any others. NO ONE!

2. A simple Google search may show you "hot" sites or use SiteAdvisor.

3. Check other links here for exploits, and thereafter still be very careful where you might log in.
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Posted 20 March 2008 - 09:21 PM

All MSN block checkers are crapware. They do nothing but install into your MSN and tell who is online and offline. There is no possible way for any program to check if someone has blocked you on MSN. What it does is you install ti on your PC and then it spreads it-self through out IM chats via your contacts in your contact list. From there the victims click on the website where by the website can create higher ad revenue by having more people going on there. Then the victim downloads the block checker and the cycle repeats itself. So, in general, block checkers do nothing to help you.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 06:18 AM

david28 is right

those spammers spread like the plague, its best not to click the links and put in your details.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 07:27 AM

When I was just getting into computers I happened to be sucked in by all of those blockcheckign crapware etc. So I can tell you from experience.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 07:36 AM

Yeah same here.

I also got myself sucked in to "Smiley Central" but thats another story :thumbsup:

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