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Gmail Joe-Jobbed, spam sent to all contacts, no sign of forced entry.

This morning, a relative called saying I had sent them spam from my Gmail account. I ran to the computer, checked Gmail's login history, but found nothing suspicious. I checked the spam folder, and sure enough, two pieces of spam with a link to a phishing site which Safari immediately picked up as such (I know, bad idea to click it at all) had been sent to every one of my contacts. I know anyone can spoof anyone else's email, despite the best attempts at protection by Gmail and such. My question is: how did they get my contacts? How can I make this spoofing harder, or at least prevent access to my contacts in the future? (Further details inside.) [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Nov 21, 2014 - 11 answers

Nigerian Price / Mystery shopper Scam for the modern age

Recently I got involved with mystery shopper type . They sent over email to which i replied my home address. When I got the check for the mystery shopped payment and deposited , BOA flagged the payment as a fraud and put it on hold. After that I put the email on my spam and reported phishing in gmail. [more inside]
posted by radsqd on Sep 29, 2014 - 5 answers

Please critique my spam

Received the following email yesterday in regards to my domain name. My first reaction was to hit delete, but I thought I'd just make sure I wasn't ignoring something I shouldn't be ignoring. [more inside]
posted by goshling on Jul 1, 2009 - 10 answers

What is this spam?

What's the scam in my spam? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Mar 19, 2009 - 4 answers

What to do after a PayPal Phishing Scam?

My friend just - 30 minutes ago - entered a bunch of information in a PayPal phishing website. What should he do right now? [more inside]
posted by JulianDay on Mar 3, 2008 - 15 answers

Do I report life-threatening spam?

A sick twist on scam e-mails. Is it worthwhile to do anything about this threatening, extorting e-mail? Has anyone else gotten anything like this? [more inside]
posted by The Deej on Jun 28, 2007 - 22 answers

Would you wanna get to know each other and hang out sometime?

What do the friendster spammers want from me? [more inside]
posted by muddylemon on Sep 29, 2005 - 11 answers

Are you getting a lot of stock-related spam on Gmail lately?

In the last couple of weeks Gmail's normally-astute spam filtering has totally given up the ghost in one specific area: stock spam. It seems like every single stock spam slips past the filter and ends up in my inbox. At the moment every other time I get a new email it comes with a subject like "Leading auth0rity On l0w priced st0cks". Anyone else having the same issue? Has Gmail's spam filter started to show cracks?
posted by LondonYank on Apr 13, 2005 - 12 answers

What's the deal with Shareexp.us

What's the deal with Shareexp.us? I keep getting emails that someone is trying to share an experience with me, but they won't send it to the listed email, and instead post to this site?
posted by drezdn on Jun 10, 2004 - 5 answers

Email Spoofers

Someone is spoofing email -- making it look like it's coming from me -- and offering to sell people computer equipment. It looks like this is a scam to collect ebay ids. I know about this because one of the guy's emails was returned to me (it couldn't get through to the person he was sending it to). I have his email address. Can I do anything? [more inside.] [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on May 19, 2004 - 5 answers

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