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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Nature study and a Scam.

Make what you will of this picture............................................ Well, I'm shocked I tell you,

Don't look at what is going on up there children.... Ooooh my goodness!!!

One thing seems abundantly clear and that is that there is some #$&&*# out there just
itching to work us over the minute we let our guards down, I received tis notice
supposedly from my ISP, Internet Service Provider, asking, almost demanding, that I
complete a form giving them my internet password, GEE WHIZ I would have thought
they would know that already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can only guess at the consequences had I supplied them my password, I'm pretty sure
that I wouldn't have been the one to gain from it.... PLEASE be alert and query any
requests you receive that don't make sense to you.

This was the email I received, but didn't respond to.

Dear Netspace Subscriber,

To complete your netspace account, you must reply to this email
immediately and enter your password here (*********)

Failure to do this will immediately render your email address
deactivated from our database.

You can also confirm your email address by logging into your
netspace account at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Thank you for using NETSPACE.COM.AU !


Cliff said...

Yep Peter good stuff for sure. Loved the photos! Emails like those make me laugh. I get a lot of them that are supposed to look like they are from ebay. Sometimes for fun I'll make up passwords and so far I'm 100% correct.
Your fun monday post was spot on. Pretty life changing stuff. But it's like talking to someone else who learned to walk in the upright position. It really neat but there are a lot of other folks doing the very same thing. I'm glad we're buddies Peter.

Jeanette said...

Hi Peter. Dont you just hate these Emails. Theres a lot out there that would give there details.
I recieved email from a so called bank asking me to fill out form to up date my records. Name address account details and so on . I deleted and deleted again.Jan

ChrisB said...

From what I have read a lot of people get stung by those emails. I always worry about giving out details even when I have initiated it by purchasing something online!

Dave said...

Yeah, I can't believe anyone falls for that gag, but... some people do!

Love the pictures Peter..!

Joy Des Jardins said...

We all hate getting those e-mails...I haven't gotten many like the one you mention; but I know they're everywhere. Thank God for Spam blockers....at least they help.

Like the 'friendly' fruit.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Way to expose the fraud, Peter the Great.

Fight the power.

Nice fruit pic, above.

Rachel said...

Cute pictures Peter!!

I hate getting those e-mails. I hope folks don't fall for such things, but probably some do. What a shame.

karisma said...

I give up on the photo book. Tried a few times, it just does not like me. LOL.

Jacqui said...


Pamela said...

right now we are all quite savvy about the crooks on line. But as we age, and technology passes us too swiftly, will we get caught up in the scams?

I worry about that at night instead of sleeping..

(ps. I get so many of those scams telling me I can help them claim their money)

Walker said...

I have been getting notices from Pay Pal asking me for my name and passwrd to and they are not getting it either. I reported it and they emailed to tell me it wasnt them.
We have to be careful

Jamie Dawn said...

Neat photos!
I'm glad you didn't respond to that email.