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5.12.2003

iPod Spam (Update)

Der iPod als Bauernfänger in einer klassischen Hoax-mail, die gerade in England umzugehen scheint:

"The email claims to be an invoice for a 40GB iPod music player and tells the recipient that their credit card will be debited £399.95. It then directs customers with questions to call a 'customer services' number.

But the number is the general enquiries line for the main police headquarters in Cambridge".

Ausführlicher nachzulesen bei vnunet.com .

Update:
Die komplette mail lautet:

Subject: Transaction Receipt (UKCards) From: "UKCards"

Please note: All charges to your statement
will appear in the name "UKCARDS LIMITED".

Order Information
Amount: £399.95
Currency: GBP
Merchant Name: HUNTINGDON MAIL ORDER
Description: iPod Music Player 40GB

Customer Service
Telephone: 01480 456111
Email: N/A
Delivery Address
47 Silver Street, London, NW1 5TR

If you have any questions on the delivery
of this order or product details please contact
the merchant directly using the above details.

Der Verfasser wurde inzwischen gefasst (wie auch im MontagsMac0rama kurz angemerkt). The Register berichtet unter der schönen Überschrift 'Man arrested in Cambs Police iPod email phone jam scam'.

Es gab übrigens schonmal einen iPod hoax, allerdings nicht in der Spam-mail-Variante. Damals wurde über eine buddhistisches Kloster berichtet, dass angeblich 1000 iPods mit eingraviertem Buddha geordert hätte...

buddhaipod.jpg

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