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New SPAM attacks – Ebay purchase issues and Online Traffic Tickets

During the past 2 months, there seens to be a sharp increase in the daily volume of SPAM received.  The ebay phishing attacks come in massive waves with dozens of messages bearing the same title.  Please be careful and delete them without clicking on links or attachments.  A recent update from Sunbelt is also noted below:

Sunbelt – Some Spam to Avoid… http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/some-spam-to-avoid.html

QUOTE: I thought it might be useful to give examples of some of the spam we’re seeing drop into mailboxes instead of the nearest supernova. Without further ado…

1) “Facebook Survey Gift Invite”.
2) Paypal phishing
3) World of Warcraft phishing attacks

Some samples from my inbox below:

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#1 — Cyber Ticket from state of NJ (even though I’ve not been there recently)

New York State — Department of Motor Vehicles

UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET

POLICE AGENCY

    NEW YORK STATE POLICE

    Local Police Code

THE PERSON DESCRIBED ABOVE IS CHARGED AS FOLLOWS

Time
7:25 AM

Date of Offense
07/02/2011 

IN VIOLATION OF

NYS V AND T LAW

Description of Violation

SPEED OVER 55 ZONE

TO PLEAD, PRINT OUT THE ENCLOSED TICKET AND SEND IT TO TOWN COURT, CHATAM HALL., PO BOX 117
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#2 — Dozens of these come in hourly with the same subject line


SUBJECT: Question about eBay item #110222351866

Hello ,

I have been on your action : omething is wrong because when i try to find out how much is the shipping United Kingdom it shows 400$ .
Please e-mail me back with the shipping costs .

Thanks !
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#3 — Dozens of these come in hourly with the same subject line


SUBJECT: Where is my item ? jewlerymall sent a message about Item 150336107491

Hi , I have paid 2 days ago for the following item May i know when are you able to send the item ?

Thanks !

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