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Dingaan

join:2002-02-19
Bath, ON

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[INTERNET] Great News!

I received an email today with the Subject Great News. It was only identified as being from Support.

My first inclination was to delete it (My email client is set to not open emails automatically). This looked a lot like spam or a phishing attempt.

Only by right clicking on email and checking Properties, was I able to determine that the email was from Cogeco.

Cogeco should identify themselves properly when sending out emails. Users deal with any number of on-line organizations that have Support groups.

This was the email - even the signature and link to be clicked on does not identify it as being from Cogeco. Perhaps it is not?

Great news!
You can now login to webmail for weekly news forum and get the latest exciti=
ng
information and news/update. Please use the database
link »w w w.keysurvey.com/f/486088/f6f1/ to login for more information
about this service.

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Technology Services
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Regulatory Tariffs =A9 2013
mod edit: rendered link un-clickable


Asawulf
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It is NOT from Cogeco...

In the header, what was the sending mail address?


coaxguy

join:2009-07-29
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reply to Dingaan
LOL I hope you're being sarcastic, because that is 100% NOT from Cogeco


rodjames
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Gloucester, ON
reply to Dingaan
What's your email address, I have some important news about investments in Rwanda to send you.


James_May

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reply to Dingaan
I was hoping it was about the Dacia Sandero.


sofawall

@mohawkc.on.ca
said by James_May :

I was hoping it was about the Dacia Sandero.

You glorious bastard.


dillyhammer
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said by rodjames:

What's your email address, I have some important news about investments in Rwanda to send you.

Give you the same info I gave them.

Email: youstupidc**ksuckers@cogeco.ca
Password: lickmyba**s



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Cogeco_Aaron
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said by dillyhammer:

Email: youstupidc**ksuckers@cogeco.ca
Password: lickmyba**s

I always make it look legitimate. Anything to keep them pre-occupied. Usually jsmith90210@cogeco.ca pass: p4ssw0rd.


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said by Cogeco_Aaron:

I always make it look legitimate. Anything to keep them pre-occupied. Usually jsmith90210@cogeco.ca pass: p4ssw0rd.

LOL.

Funny you mention that. That password is really high on the list of "most used passwords", not far behind, you know, "password".



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robman50

join:2010-12-14
Beamsville, ON
reply to Dingaan
I got one to, which I posted in the »Recent Phishing Attempt thread. Actually I posted a couple of these types of emails in there.

Dingaan

join:2002-02-19
Bath, ON
said by robman50:

I got one to, which I posted in the »Recent Phishing Attempt thread. Actually I posted a couple of these types of emails in there.

Looks like your thread on phishing has been deleted. What's the reason for that?

Surprised the email from Cogeco support got through Cogeco's filters.

Sounds like some of you opened the link? Not a good idea!

robman50

join:2010-12-14
Beamsville, ON
Maybe Cogeco_Aaron deleted it?

Anyway I got another email of course I delete them after reporting them.
I wonder why they are pretending to be Cogeco. Darn spammers.

-----Original Message----- From: Support
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 12:22 PM Subject: Great news!

Great news!

You can now login to Cogeco webmail for weekly news forum and get the latest exciting
information and news/update. Please use the database link goo.gl/KO5RZ to login
for more information about this service.

Sign
Technology Services
Privacy Terms and Conditions
Regulatory Tariffs© 2013


Cogeco_Aaron
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reply to Dingaan
said by Dingaan:

What's the reason for that?

Hey guys, we asked for the thread to be removed because upon further reflection, we're worried that if we start disavowing certain phishing attempts and miss others, people might find themselves compromised because they thought it was legitimate.

We want our clients to be confident of one thing, we will never ask by email to confirm any personal data.

In the past, we have never asked for other threads to be removed (to the best of my knowledge) and we do not have the desire to do so in the future.

We just want to make sure people stay secure.

Thanks for your understanding

edit: "confirm certain of their personal data" replaced with "confirm any personal data".