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Subject: [IP] : More on spoofs and financial scams

  • From: Dave Farber <>
  • To: Ip <>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 13:14:17 -0400

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Frankston <>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 11:38:29 
To:David Farber <>
Subject: More on spoofs and financial scams

Its important to dispel naïve notions like the reliability of email traces. I got yet another fake PayPal messages and the header had
x-receiver: OneOfMySpamBaitAddresses
Received: from ([]) by with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.2600.1106);
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Sat, 21 Feb 2004 11: 03:36 -0500
Received: from ( [])
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; by (Postfix) with ESMTP id 781BE5C358
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; for <OneOfMySpamBaitAddresses>; Sat, 21 Feb 2004 10: 03:37 -0600
From: service
They did fake out AOL  probably via a Trojan on an AOL client.
BTW, I did ask the head of one of the major e-commerce companies (name withheld because Im not a reporter) who said they have pursued some of this but there didnt seem to deal with the international aspect which I see as the real danger.
The key line is a hidden link to http: / / / verify.html. &nbsp;It is behind a PayPal GIF and is registered to JiTong Shanghai Communications Co.,Ltd in China. Others Ive seen are registered in Malaysia.
But I guess this isnt as important as putting the full weight and effort of the FBI and Congress into protecting the RIAA and Hollywood. Its obvious that they feel that defending a broken business model is far more important than protecting people and new industries. While I lament the degree to which some of these countries track people, it is does mean that one can follow a trail. These are very slick and have they feel of a common source that can be tracked.

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