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    Macht Nicht Aus moxnix's Avatar
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    What kind of Scam is this??

    In my Excite account (e-mail) I received the following email. I haven't followed the links or checked anything out yet, but I know that Microsoft didn't send me this. (note this one of my junk mail accounts, so I haven't even santitized it.)
    What do you think?
    Return-Path: <communications_wincs_fpp@communications3.msn.com>
    Delivered-To: moxnix347@xprdmailbe.nwk.excite.com
    Received: (qmail 29928 invoked from network); 7 Oct 2004 13:02:32 -0000
    Received: from unknown (HELO xprdmx9.nwk.excite.com) ([10.50.30.30]) (envelope-sender <communications?wincs?fpp@communications3.msn.com&gt

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    for <moxnix347@xprdmailbe.nwk.excite.com>; 7 Oct 2004 13:02:32 -0000
    Return-Path: <communications_wincs_fpp@communications3.msn.com>
    Received: from servera01.cpsmtpout3.msn.com (servera01.cpsmtpout.msn.com [207.46.132.135])

    by xprdmx9.nwk.excite.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 565F417F44

    for <moxnix347@EXCITE.COM>; Thu, 7 Oct 2004 09:02:30 -0400 (EDT)
    Received: from communications3.msn.com ([207.46.153.61]) by servera01.cpsmtpout3.msn.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(5.0.2195.6713);

    Thu, 7 Oct 2004 03:48:27 -0700
    To: moxnix347@EXCITE.COM
    Message-Id: <20041007034827.C65C.4462645-10333@communications3.msn.com>
    Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2004 03:48:27 -0700 (PDT)
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    I will add more about it as I investigate it.
    edit: ok I don't get it......the links do go to msn?
    \"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!\"
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    Ummm.... I couldn't help myself.


    I clicked.

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    Maybe I'm lost or something, but I don't see the scam in this.. especially if the link goes to msn. Care to further explain, or do you only have/know the information provided?
    Space For Rent.. =]

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    Well, I only have the info provided but check out the spelling and typos for one thing.
    1. "don't forget to get itfor free today"
    2. "Help your friendsand family"
    3. "More ofwhat you love about your computer"
    Just to show a few....there are more, and I don't think MSN would allow something with those erros to go out.
    \"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!\"
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    Hrmm, then if it is a scam it sure isn't the "Ultimate Scam". For starter's, the spelling mistakes. Saying "Get it free?".. why free? Unless they are just trying to get credit card information or something along those lines. But it links back to msn? Blah..
    Space For Rent.. =]

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    I agree now, Spyder32......but it won't let me change the title.
    \"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!\"
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    This is from Sam Spade:
    10/09/04 22:13:04 whois communications_wincs_fpp@communications3.msn.com
    .com is a domain of USA & International Commercial
    Searches for .com can be run at http://www.crsnic.net/

    whois -h whois.crsnic.net msn.com ...

    Whois Server Version 1.3

    Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
    with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
    for detailed information.

    MSN.COM.TW
    MSN.COM.SUCKS.FIND.CRACKZ.WITH.SEARCH.GULLI.COM
    MSN.COM

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    \"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!\"
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    MSN.COM.SUCKS.FIND.CRACKZ.WITH.SEARCH.GULLI.COM
    I take back what I said earlier..
    Space For Rent.. =]

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    Could it be some sort of DOS attempt................get millions of people to try to download at once?

    Or just because they won't be able to download (because of the traffic), they will be p1ssed off with Microsoft

    It is a weird one
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

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    Maybe it's one of them public service announcements, like when celebrities tell you to vote.

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