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    Security software scam

    Someone is going to fall for this. I got this email:

    Dear Customer,




    G-Data Internet Security 2010

    We are happy to introduce our latest security software for 2010 online account user called G-Data Security 2010. G-Data Internet Security 2010 is one-user license with the below features.

    Combination of Avast and BitDefender antivirus engines highest detection of Trojan horses, worms, password-stealers, and other nasties This product in AV-Test extensive malware-detection tests that combination worked and will protect you from any unwanted material in your computer.

    Click Below

    http://64.23.111.12/prevent_absa/Main.html

    and run this program-softwares automatically or you can visit any of branch for the G-Data Internet Security 2010.

    Security Team
    Absa Bank
    A bank offering security software - must be a good thing, right?

    Except here is the header info:

    Code:
    Return-path: <user.news@absa.co.za>
    Envelope-to: *deleted*
    Delivery-date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 07:29:30 +0200
    Received: from ns.sixbox.cz ([82.117.130.180])
    	by venus.za-dns.com with esmtp (Exim 4.69)
    	(envelope-from <user.news@absa.co.za>)
    	id 1NUvnM-00079g-1D
    	for *deleted* ; Wed, 13 Jan 2010 07:29:30 +0200
    Received: from localhost (ns.sixbox.cz [127.0.0.1])
    	by ns.sixbox.cz (Postfix) with ESMTP id B1EA229FE96;
    	Wed, 13 Jan 2010 06:21:52 +0100 (CET)
    X-Virus-Scanned: amavisd-new at sixbox.cz
    Received: from ns.sixbox.cz ([127.0.0.1])
    	by localhost (ns.sixbox.cz [127.0.0.1]) (amavisd-new, port 10024)
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    Received: from 196.29.210.74
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    Message-ID: <27852.196.29.210.74.1263359553.squirrel@webmail.sixbox.cz>
    Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 06:12:33 +0100 (CET)
    Subject: Attention: New Security Program 
    From: "Absa Bank" <user.news@absa.co.za>
    User-Agent: SquirrelMail/1.4.8-4.0.1.el4.centos
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain;charset=iso-8859-1
    X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
    Importance: Normal
    To: undisclosed-recipients:;
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
    X-Spam-Status: No, score=0.6
    X-Spam-Score: 6
    X-Spam-Bar: /
    X-Spam-Flag: NO
    Doesn't look like ABSA has anything to do with this
    Last edited by Dave A; 13-Jan-10 at 02:13 PM.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    ABSA must be the phishing scam flavour of the day today. Here's another one:
    Do you know that with Absa Internet banking, you can eliminate the cost of receiving and transferring funds from or to your account?

    Absa has introduced a new scheme for all account holders to receive a return on incurred charges over the year.
    This benefit is available to all internet banking subscribers with a minimum balance of R1000.

    You are hereby advised to verify your account in other to qualify for this benefit.

    Click here to verify http://firstfridays.ca/love/index.php

    ABSA BANK
    Internet Banking Team
    Again, some poor sucker is going to fall for this
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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