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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2006

    Hello, new member here

    Just found your forum today while searching for info on an email I got recently. It was addressed to someone else but I checked the link out. It was an offer for a Home Equity loan. The website looked really dodgy to me. The email said information sent to the website was secure but there was no attempt at any encryption whatsoever. It asked for address, telephone number and info on my current mortgage.

    As you can see from my avitar I am more comfortable dealing with advance fee fraud but this one intrigued me. I checked up on the domain and found it was registered to a person in the Seattle area.

    Email with headers:

    Received: from mailwall5-int.xxxx.xxx.xxx ([XXX.170.230.75])
    by mta03.xxxx.xxx.xxx with ESMTP
    id <20060122065129.MFUS9135.mta03.xxxx.xxx.xxx@mailwal l5-int.xxxx.xxx.xxx>;
    Sun, 22 Jan 2006 00:51:29 -0600
    Received: from inaamta06.xxxx.xxx.xxx (inaamta06.xxxx.xxx.xxx [XXX.170.230.46])
    by mailwall5-int.xxxx.xxx.xxx (8.13.4/8.12.2) with ESMTP id k0M6pTS4022384;
    Sun, 22 Jan 2006 00:51:29 -0600 (CST)
    Received: from 13BBF070 ([]) by inaamta06.xxxx.xxx.xxx
    with SMTP
    id <20060122065127.JEKC1050.inaamta06.xxxx.xxx.xxx@13B BF070>;
    Sun, 22 Jan 2006 00:51:27 -0600
    Received: (from tomcat@localhost)
    by (8.12.8/8.12.8/Submit) id j8CHmn1V286456
    for hankandlaurie@xxxx.xxx.xxx; Sat, 21 Jan 2006 22:54:37 -0800
    Message-ID: <625l525b.8234088@>
    Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 22:54:37 -0800
    From: "Office Manager"
    X-Mailer: MIME-tools 5.486 (Entity 5.386)
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    To: hankandlaurie@xxxx.xxx.xxx
    Content-Type: text/plain;
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    X-Spam-Score: (-2.430) BAYES_00
    X-Scanned-By: MIMEDefang 2.52 on
    X-Scanned-By: SpamAssassin 3.155616, File::Scan 0.66, Archive::Zip 1.83
    Subject: RE: Assesment Office
    Status: U

    Good Afternoon and Happy New Year,

    I am following up on your request. Please read the info below and let me know if you have any questions:

    We have an unconditional offer for you to consider, please confirm your information with our secure site and we will be in contact shortly.


    -Tracking number for your reference: Y9b847800


    Alec Mcbride, Account Manager

    Cancel Info:
    I was just wondering what the catch here is. Is this a Phishing scheme or just a contact collection for more spam or is there something I don't know about this kind of fraud?

    I entered info in the form on the website. All fake details that I use for baiting 419 fraud. I'm wondering what will come of this. Any advance info anyone can give me?

    Not long after the first email I recieved another very similar. The registrant for the website was different and the email headers were different but the web site template was an exact duplicate of the first.

    Edit: Forgot to say this. If there's any way to shut this down or this is illegal I have a lot of info I found out about the site registrant that I can pass along. Just in case the authorities do more about this type of fraud than the advance fee 419 fraud.
    Last edited by MattNW; 01-23-2006 at 05:24 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2005

    Re: Hello, new member here

    Most of those are scams of one kind or another. This one is probably phishing for your identity to steal. It could be several other things or even several scams combined.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2006

    Re: Hello, new member here

    I dropped my baiting email addy on the site. We'll see what spam I pick up there. So far I've gotten three calls from different numbers in my forwarding account. None trace to a known company. In fact I get no info on any of the numbers. Either the accounts were set up recently or they don't want to advertise. Doesn't smell right if they are a legit lending institution. I'd think if they were legit they would want everyone to know their telephone #.

    Haven't let any calls through yet. I'll try that tomorrow. Wanted to check the numbers out first.

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