How do i trace these e-mail scams

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by liketom, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. liketom macrumors 601

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  3. liketom thread starter macrumors 601

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    yeah my first one :eek: do ebay do anything about it though?

    o and love your avatar
     
  4. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    You serious, what account is this. Sorry but damn, I have not got one. I wonder how your email ends up getting these spams. I guess cause I don't have a ebay or paypal account.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    HOw? For starters you get the full headers of the email. Seeing where it actually came from.
     
  6. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Reroutes to IP 203.154.22.170 which hosts a Thai CAD company. I'd guess they've got a a worm- or spyware- 'jacked box on their end. Or the CAD site is spoofed also to deflect investigation.

    Either way, nothing you can do about it until these rogue nations clean their acts up.
     
  7. florencevassy macrumors regular

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    On one of those news shows – 20/20 or Dateline, I forget which one, the reporters set out to find a spammer who sent a spam email to a young girl.

    It really was a long journey to find him, visiting different internet companies and not getting anywhere. Finally they found the guy; he was making a living off of sending out bulk emails and they asked him to apologize to the girl. I think that the whole process took several weeks.

    I don't remember how they finally found the guy.
    Did anyone else see that show? I think it aired last summer.
     

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