What's for dinner.....SPAM/Phish?
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    What's for dinner.....SPAM/Phish?

    OK Folks, here is areally weird one................

    I have a Gmail account, and suddenly find myself getting these adverts from a French IT product supplier called "Micro Achat"..............I guess that in English, that works out something like "Microcomputer Purchases/Buyer" or whatever

    Link to today's offering is here:

    http://www.01net.com/outils/lastnewsletter/52.html

    Now, on the mainpage...........that is the one that does not centre properly (there is an option to do this)....there is a link down the bottom to get a Gmail account, it would seem. If I click on it, it has already filled in the invite boxes with their name and e-mail When you take the correct/centre display option, this goes away.

    Are they phishing for Gmail accounts? if so, why?

    I have not given this mail addy out, and certainly not to a French IT supplier.

    Anyone else seen or heard of anything similar?

    EDIT:

    These are the options on the mainpage that "go away"

    Reply Forward Invite 01net.micro.achat to Gmail

    Cheers

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    Yeah ... tonight, I'm calling out for Pizza!

    Either these folks wake up screaming at night, or this phishing/SPAMming work is really paying off.

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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    Right, I have figured out a part of it. It seems that any mail you open will ask you to invite them to Gmail............that looks like a Gmail fault?

    Still have to look at the SPAM issue..........it started during a period of around 10 days when I did not open Gmail, and I do not use the Gmail account for serious business as yet.

    I will keep you informed, which is more than Gmail did for me

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