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#1 Dave Tobias

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 04:34 PM

I see these almost on a weekly basis yet can't really tell what type of scam this is supposed to be. Email arrives usually with the display name impersonating a known associate but the from header is obviously from a compromised account. The body of the email almost always is a single line with a URL pointing to a domain with an odd TLD and the URL in question has my name in it (see below for a recent example)

 

 

From: <Friend's Name> (fake@aol.com)

To: <My Name> (real@address.com)

 

Body of email

 

just something nice for you to check

http://www.fml.onaoit.science/myname-goeshere/

I have never seen any of these links actually successfully resolve to a website so I'm trying to figure out what type of scam this is?

 

Any ideas?

 

 

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Edited by NickAu, 08 July 2018 - 06:40 AM.
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