A word of warning about a new phishing scam going around.
November 7, 2011 11:58am CST
Apparently I'm not the only one who has received a spam email from a company phishing for emails lately. Just yesterday there was one received by someone who posted it online today in their blog. I just read it and submitted my comment about what I'm currently going through with this company. I am not going to post links, nor am I going to post any of the email as it contains a link in it. Rather, I'm just going to tell you the name of the company and what they're doing. But first: About 2 weeks ago, I got an email from the company, and I didn't recall submitting any information to them. So I looked at the email. It was about a job. When I read what the pay was, I simply ignored it as I knew it was too good to be true. A few days later, I got another email from them. It said the exact same thing, except that the subject line was different. I ignored it as well and trashed both emails. I didn't think anything of it. But then, more and more emails came in. Thinking that it might have been a real company, I emailed them and kindly asked them to stop emailing as I was not interested. The emails kept coming. As more of them came in, I got downright nasty and threatened to report them. Report them I did. After searching the domain name, I found the domain host. They told me to report to the host server and told me the company that was hosting them. So I reported every single email that had come in over the last couple of weeks. I was in for the surprise of my life when they started responding and told me that the IP addresses were not part of their network. They had done the legwork for me, and traced them to a website in Taiwan. I took one look at the site and kissed any sort of contact goodbye. None of it was in English, and translation was out of the question. I did an IP WHOIS search and found the host of the IP address, and I emailed their abuse department. I've yet to hear back from anyone, it could be that no one knows English. I kept my email simple so they could translate, but I'll translate myself if need be and send it again. I continue getting 3-5 emails a day from this scam company. The person blogging has only gotten one, but that will change if nothing is done about it soon. The company goes by 2 names, the one on the website is RockZoneManagement, but the emails address themselves as RockForceManagement. The emails come in from several different addresses from the domain, consisting of a first and last name, with extra letters on the end. In order to block emails from this site, you would have to block potentially dozens of them. I have no idea what's going to come of my complaints, but hopefully something will get done and quickly. The fishy part of this is, the company must be using some sort of gateway network, so as to mask their true IP addresses so they don't get caught in this scam. Whatever you do, don't fill out anything on their site should you receive an email from them. They will steal your information, do identity theft and ruin your life.
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• Garden Grove, California
7 Nov 11
Kris a firewall would stop theese com pa nies in their tracks as it pinpoints where they are actually coming fromn and they will not get into your computer at all. all are illegal hackers from other countries the last one I was told about was from russia and it w as stopped atthe fire wall, n ev er got into my computer at aqll. I need to have a new one as the old one I had would not work with my OS and caused a a blue wall and stopped my computer.so I do not have one now. but now I just delete and delete and delete.