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Those Warriors with elderly parents should be aware of an intense SPAM email be sent around this morning here in the US.

The SPAM claims to be from the Federal Government's EFTPS program, and that you, or your parents, are being investigated for "late or Rejected payment" of employment taxes.

It all looks VERY official, and while a couple of links do appear to go to a Federal Tax Site, the actual final destination does not.

So far, I've received 15 of them this morning, each with a different "case" number.

Knowing the huge number of elderly folks now online, I felt it might be helpful to alert the general population to keep an eye out and make sure their loved-ones don't get sucked into this new SPAM tool geared toward the elderly, and uninformed.

Pete
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgiaB
    Thank you for your alert.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shaun OReilly
      Hi Pete,

      I was writing a thread on this at the same time you posted:

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...sed-again.html

      I think it may be an issue with e-mail addresses housed
      within AWeber.

      Dedicated to your success,

      Shaun
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      • Profile picture of the author ExRat
        Hi,

        Yep it's not just the US, it's the UK too.

        I'm getting hammered with this crap on the email addresses I had just settled into using after killing off all of my old emails from the last time, including my main paypal email (again).

        I'm getting a bit sick of this, and you can be sure that I'm going to be a lot more cautious regarding where I opt in/buy from with forced opt in.

        If we get bombarded like last time, I've got a whole bunch of websites where I'm going to have to go and change the email address again and no doubt, yet again, there will be people/places that I miss that will still have the dead email address.
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  • Profile picture of the author AdmiralGloom
    How horrific! Thank you for the info...so evil :/
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    Thanks for the warning! Too much spam going on now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joshua Bretag
    It's Australia as well boys, my lists got hammered and had the team busy creating really cool content products to give to my lists tommorrow as an apology for aweber stuffing up.

    Josh
    The Crazy Email Professor
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
    lol... except the most recent one spelled "prosecution".

    Not that anyone would notice.

    IF [$SUBJECT] = '*EFTPS*' THEN SMTPACTION = BOUNCE
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  • Profile picture of the author I.M.Retired
    I received those messages this morning as well here in Canada.

    Seems like a pretty massive mail-out!

    Hope they catch the perps!
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    • Profile picture of the author Vogin
      I got some stuff too (Czech Republic) - which is extremely funny, why the hell would I be concerned with anything legal in the US

      The emails I got were full of typos and the English was weird, I'd say it was a pretty poor attempt...
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  • Profile picture of the author deloriagod
    I didn't even see this thread before I posted another. Here's what the emails I got look like (I removed the actual link, it went to some .de domain):

    Your Federal Tax Payment ID: 01037598264 has been not accepted.


    Plaese, make sure that all inforamtion you have sbumitted is crorect and refer to Code R21 to find out the ifnormation about comapny payemnt. Pelase cnotact this page if you have any questions:

    http://eftps.gov/R21
    Rteurn Reason Code R21 - The identiifcation nubmer you entreed in the Copmany Identificaiton Feild is not functional.
    Try sneding ifnormation to your accoutnant avdiser using other otpions.




    EFTPS: The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System
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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi,

      Getting pharmacy stuff now...onslaught started.
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      • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
        Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

        Hi,

        Getting pharmacy stuff now...onslaught started.
        I got plenty of that this morning.

        Waiting on my EFTPS excretions...

        Oh the humanity.

        ~Bill
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      • Profile picture of the author deloriagod
        Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

        Hi,

        Getting pharmacy stuff now...onslaught started.
        Are the links pointing to "http://doctorpillsba22.com"? I just got a bunch of emails with just that link in them. I don't even know how these people got my email that they're sending this stuff to. It's my work email which I've only given out to a few local companies :confused:
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        • Profile picture of the author ExRat
          Hi Deloriagod,

          Yep.
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          • Profile picture of the author Kay King
            Now that's interestig - the registration date for the domain mentioned above is TODAY.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
      Just one more good reason to ask for samples of work before hiring someone at fiverr...

      Outsourcing. Good grief!

      :rolleyes:

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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    I received one for taxes about a week ago. But only one, so
    far. But the pharma spam has picked up a bit.

    Then there are the usual Nigerian generals. I had one from the
    FBI over the weekend, but it turned out to be the FBI collaborating
    with a Nigerian diplomat. LOL

    Fine entertainment...


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    • Profile picture of the author deloriagod
      Originally Posted by KenThompson View Post

      I received one for taxes about a week ago. But only one, so
      far. But the pharma spam has picked up a bit.

      Then there are the usual Nigerian generals. I had one from the
      FBI over the weekend, but it turned out to be the FBI collaborating
      with a Nigerian diplomat. LOL

      Fine entertainment...


      Ken
      I actually like to email them back sometimes. Try to get them thinking I'm really serious about handing over all of my personal information. Then throw in some ridiculous twist that usually leaves me with no more incoming emails from them.
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      • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
        Originally Posted by deloriagod View Post

        I actually like to email them back sometimes. Try to get them thinking I'm really serious about handing over all of my personal information. Then throw in some ridiculous twist that usually leaves me with no more incoming emails from them.
        You know, I just may try that because I get more of that kind than
        anything else.

        Some of them are almost works of art. These people must be a real
        piece of work because it's obvious someone took their time to create
        the emails. Some are long, and there's a real story in them. They
        should probably turn their attention to more productive fiction writing.


        Ken
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
    Originally Posted by Pete Egeler View Post

    Those Warriors with elderly parents should be aware of an intense SPAM email be sent around this morning here in the US.

    The SPAM claims to be from the Federal Government's EFTPS program, and that you, or your parents, are being investigated for "late or Rejected payment" of employment taxes.

    It all looks VERY official, and while a couple of links do appear to go to a Federal Tax Site, the actual final destination does not.

    So far, I've received 15 of them this morning, each with a different "case" number.

    Knowing the huge number of elderly folks now online, I felt it might be helpful to alert the general population to keep an eye out and make sure their loved-ones don't get sucked into this new SPAM tool geared toward the elderly, and uninformed.

    Pete
    Been getting these the past couple of weeks, although got hit with DOZENS today.

    I gotta say it almost had me logging in to my account because I had made an electronic payment not long before that. I would have clicked on that link too if I had not seen the same email 4 times, to email addresses I don't use on that site.

    Mike
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  • Profile picture of the author cevin
    Those spam mail have come to greece to and italy. It seemed suspicious so I ignored them.

    Last week to got a mail from my bank too asking for my card number! (all these are fake) they usualy ask you go there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    Either my spam filter has been working overtime or I've just been lucky, my spam doesn't appear to bad at the mo

    Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author waterotter
    My spam filter has been doing a killer job. Last I checked, there were 250 of these emails in it.
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    • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
      Originally Posted by waterotter View Post

      My spam filter has been doing a killer job. Last I checked, there were 250 of these emails in it.
      250!

      My goodness, Miss Otter... where do you spend your time when
      you're not here?


      Ken
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      • Profile picture of the author waterotter
        Originally Posted by KenThompson View Post

        250!

        My goodness, Miss Otter... where do you spend your time when
        you're not here?


        Ken
        LMAO.....I will never tell.

        "On The Road Again" just popped into my head...dat's me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Wow - yeah I got hit with dozens of these this morning too - don't these people have anything better to do?
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