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Archive for May 22, 2008

Another face of Spam

Even though that I love to eat spam meat (at breakfast), that doesn’t mean I also love to receive those (unsolicited mails) at my mailbox. One of my legendary and gothic email address: the(underscore)gr8(underscore)lover(underscore)08(at)yahoo(dot)com – despite being inactive for years and activated again with the new ajax look few months before, it still attracts SPAM in large amounts. So I decided to cancel that account.

And now that I’ve got a new email, I’ve got another taste of spam.

At my inbox, the subject seems to be legitimate, a contact that notifies us they’re switching to Fanbox email. Not only that, they also sent an invitation to answer a certain question then invites you to create an account on them. Next thing I knew, the IE7 tabs multiplies fast (with all links on fanbox), and the browser freezes. I should have known it, I’m quite hesitant about following the link on my inbox, I should have googled it first, if only they don’t bugged me and kept me sending mails. And now, even if I never signed up, I got the “Welcome to Fanbox” email after logging in again on another browser. I followed the cancel link (and I never learned), and an error I got, telling me that they’ll continue to send “messages” (that is, SPAM, on my vocubulary) and the deletion will take effect in 24 hours. AS IF.

PHISHERS. A brief description about Fanbox was blogged by Jared Tracy. And here I am, ending up changing my passwords for extra security. Spread the word, fellow bloggers.