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Email Spoof Alert: Email with Subject: catholicweb.com account notification
Posted: June 11, 2010
Recently, CatholicWeb.com has been subject of an email attack. You may have received an email from what appears to be CatholicWeb.com, but it is not from us. It is a Spoof. The email has the subject line, "catholicweb.com account notification". The email is a Spoof of the firstname.lastname@example.org email address, which is not an address we send email from.
This e-mail was send by catholicweb.com to notify you that we have temporanly prevented access to your account.
We have reasons to beleive that your account may have been accessed by someone else. Please run attached file and Follow instructions.
Attached to the email is an HTML document. It is best to NOT open the attachment, as it could produce unwanted results and damage to your computer.
THE RED FLAGS:
Misspellings and poor grammar, such as "was send", "temporanly", and "beleive".
Generalizations, such as "Dear Customer", "by catholicweb.com", and "run attached file".
No contact information or a way to contact us.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
1) Do not open the attachment
2) Delete the email
If we did need to contact you for any reason, we would not send you an attachment. Additionally, we will provide contact information (usually our toll free number), so that you can contact us if you are concerned with anything in the email.