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Spamming / Phishing

I've got an email from Andi & Fran, that user ama22 spammed him by sending an email/private message which included a phishing spam message.
User ama22 is now banned.
Please let me know if something like this happened to you, so I can keep this forum clean and free of spammers.
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Thanks so much for taking care of the problem. It's enough work for you to keep the forum running......much less this kind of nonsense!

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Hi Fran,

some people just amaze me. They would sign up, just to send couple of spam messages, which are so easy to see through, that you would have to be a 5 year old kid to be caught in some stupid scheme like this.

Anyways, thank you guys for letting me know. This user is now banned.

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Pardon the dumb question but... what is "phishing?" (I realize its probably pronounced "fishing" and is a verb but that still doesn't tell me what it is exactly.) I know I could 'google' it but I'm feeling a bit lazy today.
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In a phishing attack, a fraudster spams the Internet with email claiming to be from a reputable financial institution or e-commerce site. The email message urges the recipient to click on a link to update their personal profile or carry out some transaction. The link takes the victim to a fake website designed to look like the real thing. However, any personal or financial information entered is routed directly to the scammer.Joe
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WOW!!! talk about an instant reply!!! You're like the Flash...

You know I get those things all the time in my e-mail... occasionally I'm clever enough to track it as far as the country of origin and it most often ends up being in Russia somewhere but I hear the Nigerians are getting into the act now. Anyway, thanks for the info...
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You're welcome.
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Yes thanks so much for dealing with the problem so quickly!:p
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Thanks, I've got that message too.
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