German Word/Excel Spam

Julian Field mailscanner at
Mon Nov 15 20:21:58 GMT 2004

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Matt Kettler wrote:

> At 11:37 AM 11/15/2004, Billy Pumphrey wrote:
>> Speaking of ebay.  Anyone getting the spam, looks real, about
>> updating your
>> ebay information along with paypal/credit card and so forth?
> Yes.. Tons of them, and they aren't new. Other popular targets are
> citibank, and MBNA (major credit card providers).
> This scam tactic is called Phishing, and it's been so heavily covered in
> the media it's not really worth covering here. A little googling should
> turn up tons of information. I got 1,360 hits in google news and 10k in
> google groups (although only 875 of these remain after "duplicate"
> elimination).
Also worth a quick mention for
as MailScanner successfully detects quite a few of these scams in the
latest version (with the updated file added to it that I have
posted here).

Julian Field
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