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Phishing attempt in name of Metronet and Plusnet

randpwar
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Phishing attempt in name of Metronet and Plusnet

Received this email yesterday, would you like me to forward it to a Plusnet email address?
Subject:  TERMINATION OF YOUR METRONET.CO.UK WEBMAIL ACCOUNT
From:  "Metronet Plusnet broadband" <4402398854@sbcglobal.net>
Date:  Mon, October 12, 2009 2:47 am
To:  undisclosed recipients:;
Priority:  Normal
TERMINATION OF YOUR METRONET.CO.UK WEBMAIL ACCOUNT

We are currently carrying out an upgrade on our system due to the fact that
it has come to our notice that one or more of our subscribers are
Introducing a very strong virus into our system and it is affecting our
Network. We are trying to find out the specific person.

For this reason all subscribers are to provide their USER NAME AND PASSWORD
for us to verify and have them cleared against this virus.
Failure to comply will lead to the termination of your Account in the next
48 hours.

Information to send;
EMAIL ADDRESS:
USERNAME:
PASSWORD:

Hoping to serve you better.

Sincerely,

Metronet Plusnet broadband. mail Support

***************************************************************************************************************
This is an Administrative Message from Metronet Plusnet broadband. Mail server. It
is not spam. From time to time,  Metronet Plusnet broadband , mail server will send
you such messages in order to communicate important information about your
subscription.

***************************************************************************************************************

16 REPLIES
Community Gaffer
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Re: Phishing attempt in name of Metronet and Plusnet

We've managed to get a copy of it, thanks. I'll get a service status posted later today warning of this phishing attempt.
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 Chris Parr
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Steve
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Re: Phishing attempt in name of Metronet and Plusnet

WoW that is totally unreal,i get a few phising e-mails from time to time but my spam picks them up,i use google mail mostly,i just feel sorry for anyone who falls for it Huh
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Community Gaffer
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Re: Phishing attempt in name of Metronet and Plusnet

What's worrying is the fact that people *do* fall for it. Emails like this regularly do the rounds on the Madasafish legacy brands.

Bob Pullen
Plusnet Product Team
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Phishing attempt in name of Metronet and Plusnet

Quote from: Chris
We've managed to get a copy of it, thanks. I'll get a service status posted later today warning of this phishing attempt.

where is it?
Community Gaffer
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Re: Phishing attempt in name of Metronet and Plusnet

Here.

Bob Pullen
Plusnet Product Team
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Phishing attempt in name of Metronet and Plusnet

makes a bit of sense Huh
pierre_pierre
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Superuser
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Re: Phishing attempt in name of Metronet and Plusnet

We force people to change their passwords every 90 days, and it is one of my systems that emails people warning them they have a couple of weeks left.  You'd be suprised how many people have just emailed me their password in a reply to this email over the years.  The email is very simple with instructions on how to change your password.
Phil
pierre_pierre
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Re: Phishing attempt in name of Metronet and Plusnet

Phil, you should be more explicit as to who we is, it reads as if your are referring to PN, who  dont
James
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Re: Phishing attempt in name of Metronet and Plusnet

Plusnet do for their staff Wink
Lurker
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Re: Phishing attempt in name of Metronet and Plusnet

We do for our staff too (although we only allow them 30days...)
James
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Re: Phishing attempt in name of Metronet and Plusnet

I find it enough of a pain already!
Although my Workplace login is different to that of my Workstation (and I have to change each every 90 days).
pierre_pierre
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Re: Phishing attempt in name of Metronet and Plusnet

do you use post it notes on the screen Cool Cool
Superuser
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Re: Phishing attempt in name of Metronet and Plusnet

Sorry, I did mean my place of work.
Phil