Someone is spoofing HubPages

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  1. Jeff Berndt profile image89
    Jeff Berndtposted 7 years ago

    I just got this in my email:

    "Warning: Leshkina

    I am Sam Kokou, the rights lawyer and personal attorney to the end
    Mr.Andrey Leshkina, a citizen of his country, who used a contractor andimporter here in Lome, Togo (West Africa). April 21, 2007, my client, his wife and their only daughter were involved in a terrible accident on the way Nouvissi Express. All passengers on the car unfortunately lost there lives. I am contacting you to assist in Repatriation Fund 10.400 thousand dollars, my client until he confiscated or turned in unclaimed financial companies......"

    It's the old "I need you to help me move money" scam.

    It came from "Sam via hubpages," with the return address of email@hubpages.com.  The HubPages stuff at the bottom of the email was pretty well replicated.

    I just thought the hubpages staff ought to know someone is spoofing them, either with a hupages account of via a hack, or with a clever script.

    Cheers.

    1. Greek One profile image75
      Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, my name is Sam (AKA 'Greek One' here on Hubpages).

      I can assure you that my email was 100% legit.

      Thank you for your support during these troubling times here in Togo.

      1. Aficionada profile image84
        Aficionadaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol  lol  lol

        Wouldn't the "email address not verified" message be a pretty strong clue that something's up?

        1. Greek One profile image75
          Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          i change my email addresses all the time...  can't be never too safe here in Togo

  2. Aficionada profile image84
    Aficionadaposted 7 years ago

    I think you should also e-mail the staff directly about this.

  3. Bill Manning profile image73
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    Maybe Sam at hubpages really is doing a scam,,,, lol

  4. Merlin Fraser profile image75
    Merlin Fraserposted 7 years ago

    I GOT THIS ONE YESTERDAY.... I DID FORWARD IT TO HUB CENTRAL SO FAR THEY ARE BEING DISGUSTINGLY SILENT ABOUT THE WHOLE THING.

    HUBBERS ARE NOT STUPID PEOPLE BUT THEY DESERVE A WARNING.

    I GUESS THIS WILL HAVE TO DO !

    akiri (akiri661@yahoo.com) nazeman on HubPages
    has sent you this message.
    (email address not verified)

    Hello,

    I am a personal Lawyer to a foreign national who was a Chartered Town Planner in my Country-Lome Togo,Africa.

    My client left behind $16.6 Million US dollars in a bank before he died in gas explosion with his family some years ago.

    The bank issued me a short notice to present a next of kin or have the fund confiscated.

    Since I have been unsuccessful in locating any relatives of my client, I would like you to stand as the next of kin so that the bank will release the fund to you for investment partnership between us instead of leaving the fund to be confiscated by the Bank.

    Reply urgently through my private email address below for full details : akirinaze2@hotmail.fr

    Regards.

    Mr.Akiri Naze.

    20B,rue du Chemin de Fer,

    Lome Togo,Africa.

  5. Merlin Fraser profile image75
    Merlin Fraserposted 7 years ago

    Oh Yes, Forgot to tell you all I won a million Dollars om the Thailand Lottery Two Days ago.

      Yep, They have finally found Hub Pages....that and Nicey No Speeky Good Engleesh Russian Ladies...

  6. Reality Bytes profile image85
    Reality Bytesposted 7 years ago

    This is an instance of what is known as the Nigerian fraud or the 419 scam.

  7. iantoPF profile image80
    iantoPFposted 7 years ago

    If you throw out enough of these someone will take the bait. Some time ago I wrote a Hub on the "Greatest money making opportunity ever" a number of people thought it was hilarious and joined in the fun. Then I had to remove the comments capsule for a while and add a disclaimer because some out there were taking it seriously and wanting in on the scheme.
    I can't figure it out.

  8. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    Let's wire monopoly money and say we felt so bad we doubled it, may you be at peace, around the world, should you need more please contact Harvey S.  who by the way, just published a beautiful book [best I can tell]  It's the best, to actually publish, one becomes immortal.  Way 2 Go

    Ok serious again so then ZZ will forward get out of jail card and Boardwalk property deed, he'll smile, least til he can gwt to a hut to try and cash-that was way too far, greek said he's pay me to say it

    OH THE VIAGARA AND MEDICAL CENTRE EMAILS FLYING EVERYWHERE FROM PEOPLE YOU KNOW WELL HERE, DIDN'T SEND THEM - YOU'LL GET IT RIGHT AWAY\

    DELETE IT THEN SEND A NOTE TO SENDER, HOKEY HAS BEEN HIT BAD

    JUST CHECK I GUESS BEFORE OPENING

    do the caps lock have a stronger effect on the importance of my point or does it seem like I am screaming?  Cause I am = Figure since I ca't hear you, must be the same for you  lol

    Btw That's Uncle to Greek sporting the One oooooooo roll  come on I love greek sculptures, really really do

    Kimberly AKA depends on next thread :ID

    Point; if your going to email with unknown or multiple emails, please be smart and stay safe.

    out



    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/3833048.gif

    Go SLOW


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    1. Anesidora profile image81
      Anesidoraposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol

      Good response.

      1. profile image0
        zampanoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ok. That's the kind of response you can imagine when you have a sense of humour.
        I happened to inspect one of those mail headers apparently coming from Africa and I found a New York network provider behind.
        So, this is "domestic" spoofing for the most.
        So, you can feel at home

  9. Loveslove profile image56
    Lovesloveposted 7 years ago

    I also get e.mails of a similar nature ..on an almost weekly basis,they dont even get opened I delete immediately.

  10. profile image0
    zampanoposted 7 years ago

    yeah. Got some of those too.
    No hassle, no fuss.
    Just delete it, that's all.
    As an open site whose server is configured like "Allow from all",
    we're exposed. The site is exposed.
    Critical sense from members make part of the site's security.
    Let's just hope that spoofing messages keep the ingenuous side this one has.

  11. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    "Someone is spoofing HubPages"

    This really is just more proof that HP is becoming a well-known, respected website and company.

    When scammers perpetrate their scams, they don’t pretend to be from some company located in outer Mongolia that sells toothpicks.smile

  12. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Are you saying that Hub Pages is NOT a company located in outer Mongolia selling toothpicks? I am so embarrassed!

 
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