Definite Fraud?

Julian Field MailScanner at
Fri Feb 8 16:46:18 GMT 2008

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Mark Nienberg wrote:
> Jay Chandler wrote:
>> I'm sure this has been rehashed before, but...
>> *MailScanner has detected definite fraud in the website at 
>> "". Do /not/ trust this website:* 
>> <>
>> Obviously it's detecting the 301 redirect, but that doesn't 
>> necessarily bespeak fraud.  There are a lot of non-fraudulent things 
>> that it could be, ranging from shock pictures to Rick Rolls to 
>> inredibly long URLs.
>> Has anyone discussed changing the wording here?
> The wording is correct.  This is the message that is displayed when a 
> url is found in the list /etc/MailScanner/phishing.bad.sites.conf.
> These are known phishing sites.  This is different from the case where 
> a link target and text do not match, which is described as a 
> "possible" fraud.
> That said, it is a little strange that is listed in 
> phishing.bad.sites.conf, but it is.
It was on there as the url was reported. To avoid URL 
obfuscation working, it blacklists the entire site. The report should 
have been for the target of that redirector, not the innocent redirector 
itself. I have removed from the blacklist.

Your site should update in the next hour or so.

> Mark


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