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wvbygod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:26 AM
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Venezuela is new home for email/web scammers and password thieves
Been getting lots of email scams trying to get passwords from places like paypal and others.

Here is the latest URL received in email asking me to confirm my paypal account. Note that
the URL leads right to .ve

www.paypal.com.899-779-684.account-restore.899-779-684....

I have removed my email addr from the url, but it prefills the fake paypal form and when you
enter your pw the scum in Venezuela.

This has been going on like this for over a year now. I wonder if Hugo approves of these
attacks on the little people?
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:33 AM
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1. Venezuela is also the home of this woman


You got to take the good with the bad.

Seriously, though. This stuff goes on all over the world. Just delete-delete it and don't let it bother you.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:36 AM
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2. oh brotha
It's like watching anti-Chavez folks search through a hay stack for a needle. You people really are transparent with your agenda to smear him any way possible...
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Bob Dobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:37 AM
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3. You get one scam e-mail from Venezuela and attack Chavez for it?
What a load of crap.
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wvbygod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:48 AM
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7. Not one, but dozens of scammer social engineering attacks from .ve
In fact, .ve accounts for 90% of these password attempts in the last year. Hugo has shown
his hate for the USA so why would he clamp down on his scammers that are stealing money
of Americans? When I get one of these for .ru, .cz etc the sits are shut down usually
before I get to try the link.

The Venezuela scam sites stay up for months and that tells me that they turn a blind
eye to this criminal activity.
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Bob Dobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:00 PM
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9. Your agenda is transparent and pathetic.
Unsurprising you are from West Virginia.
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wvbygod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:07 PM
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13. Since you are unarmed for a battle of wits
I'll just leave you in the dark about online social engineering scams like password theft.

I wish you luck in the shallow end of the intelligence pool and just keep putting your
bigotry of WV on display.
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Bob Dobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:33 PM
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18. Projection is an insidious psychological disorder.
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wvbygod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:45 PM
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21. So is slagging an entire state out of pure ignorance
Wisdom is learned from experience...not from attacking those wiser than yourself.
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Bob Dobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:55 PM
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25. If you epitomize West Virginian "wisdom" I stand by my characterization.
!!
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:38 AM
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4. Funny, my browser doesn't autofill on fake links.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:39 AM
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5. And your point is...?
I get spam from Russia, Italy, Canada, and South Korea. Not Venezuela yet. But--news flash!--there are low-rent crooks in every country.
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:40 AM
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6. Blah blah blah...scam artists have been around forever in
every place throughout the world! We have them in droves here in the U.S., and I certainly don't lay blame for every last one of them at the feet of Da Shrub...this is really reaching.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:54 AM
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8. Welcome to IGNORE.
Someone in Venezuela farted. OH GOD, HUGO is trying to pollute the world!! :rofl:
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:04 PM
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10. Hugo Chavez - he bad man - he have pointy tail like the devil - he evil
you just don't get it!!!!!!!!

:sarcasm:
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:28 PM
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11. just did a search on this poster. check this thread, which is a typical example
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 02:30 PM by Gabi Hayes
of its contributions to the site.

need to know any more?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

post number 14.....read the resonses to that one, btw.

a real time-waster, this
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:30 PM
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12. Yep. That just about sums it up doesn't it?
He's not the only one either

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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:12 PM
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14. nice pic. what's your photobucket address?
got any more?
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:25 PM
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16. Not anything that good
:evilgrin:
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wvbygod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:13 PM
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15. Your complete disregard of DU rules is noted
While cleverness may not be a virtue of yours you could at least find a more obtuse way
to call another member of DU a freeper. A sense of humor is free for the taking.
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Bob Dobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:34 PM
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19. If the shoe fits. . .
etc.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:37 PM
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20. Which less obtuse way would you prefer?
Inbred meth addict?

Chickenhawk bigot?

Bush voter?
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Dogtown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:27 PM
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17. Alert
You're not very good at disrupting.
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wvbygod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:47 PM
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22. But you are good at breaking the DU rules
Ignore password thieves at your own peril.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:47 PM
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23. Is Hugo responsible for every bad deed that comes out of Venezuela?
How about the leader of Nigeria!? He ought to take the brunt of it! :rofl:

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morgan2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:48 PM
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24. you can register a domain from anywhere in the world
the offending machine is in palo alto california. The Governator is turning a blind eye on crime!
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:38 PM
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26. locking
Flamebait, hence the flamining.
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