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  1. #1
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    AOL email account hacked to send SPAM

    On 3/23/09 I could not sign in to my AOL account that I have had for years. I finally called to get a password reset and when I logged in I almost had a stroke. My account had been hacked during the night and used to send out several thousand SPAM emails with the folowing message:

    hey how was your weekend mine was boring you looking for any newfriends
    yerpicature is good looking i can already tell your nice so addme on msn msenger
    paris23sky@live.com

    ttyl

    This person or group that did this also used alternating email addresses in the respond to line which include:

    paris19sky@live.com
    paris19sunny@live.com
    paris19soft@live.com
    paris19sun@live.com
    paris19fan@live.com
    paris19pink@live.com
    paris20sun@live.com
    paris20soft@live.com
    paris20cobb@live.com
    paris20sky@live.com
    paris20bing@live.com
    paris20cott@live.com
    paris20beach@live.com
    paris21cott@live.com
    paris21beach@live.com
    paris21soft@live.com
    paris21sun@live.com
    paris21great@live.com
    paris21pink@live.com
    paris21cobb@live.com
    paris21fan@live.com
    paris21bing@live.com
    paris21sky@live.com
    paris22beach@live.com
    paris22sun@live.com
    paris22bing@live.com
    paris22great@live.com
    paris22soft@live.com
    paris22pink@live.com
    paris22sky@live.com
    paris23usa@live.com
    paris23sky@live.com
    paris23pink@live.com
    paris23sun@live.com
    paris24soft@live.com
    paris24pink@live.com
    paris24sky@live.com
    paris24sun@live.com
    paris25sky@live.com
    paris25soft@live.com
    paris26pink@live.com
    paris86sky@live.com
    paris86pink@live.com
    paris87sky@live.com
    paris87pink@live.com
    paris87soft@live.com
    paris87pink@hotmail.com
    paris88sky@live.com
    paris88pink@live.com
    paris88pink@hotmail.com
    paris89sky@live.com
    paris90sky@live.com
    paris90soft@live.com
    paris90pink@live.com

    There may be even more because I have not looked at all the emails they sent out yet. AOL and live.com pretty much just tryed to blow me off with the reports I made but I'm not going to back down. I did some research myself and I am not the only person they have done this too. For the icing on the cake, 3 days after the event being reported to AOL I get an email from them stating that I violated the terms of service and the account will be closed if I do it again.

    I report the scam and am told they can't do anything. Someone reports my email and they threaten me. I'm glad I found this site so I can post this information where it can be seen.
    Last edited by falcor; 03-29-2009 at 07:30 AM.

  2. #2
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    Re: AOL email account hacked to send SPAM

    http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

    you can do a scan there to see if you have some hacker program installed on your computer. its takes a little while, but its free.

  3. #3
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    Re: AOL email account hacked to send SPAM

    Thanks for the advice but that was not how they did it.
    Last edited by falcor; 03-29-2009 at 03:52 PM.

  4. #4
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    Re: AOL email account hacked to send SPAM

    On 01/07/2010, I received a frantic text message from a family member to check my email... it seems that someone had hacked my AOL address book to send out out phony requests for funds because "I was stuck in London UK without a passport or funds to buy a ticket home". Fortunately, friend recognized that some of the features in the request didn't "click" and called my home for verification.

    Since then, a family member has contacted the would-be scammer and actually gotten an address where funds should be sent. Is AOL interested? Not at all.

    What does one do to protect ones' good name?
    Religion is for folks afraid of going to hell; spirituality is for those of us who have already been there.

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