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Zodiac
February 23rd, 2006, 02:16 PM
I am signed up to receive ubuntu emails from the ubuntu-announce listserv, and here is today's message:

Today's Topics:

1. LOTTO.: CONTACT SMITH FIRM!!! (inffooffice@virgilio.it)

The email that follows tells me I won a million dollars.

Is this spam from ubuntu?? Is someone spoofing ubuntu emails?? What is up??

fuscia
February 23rd, 2006, 02:24 PM
I am signed up to receive ubuntu emails from the ubuntu-announce listserv, and here is today's message:

Today's Topics:

1. LOTTO.: CONTACT SMITH FIRM!!! (inffooffice@virgilio.it)

The email that follows tells me I won a million dollars.

Is this spam from ubuntu?? Is someone spoofing ubuntu emails?? What is up??

no, you really did win a million dollars! if you'll go ahead and send me your $1000 processing fee, i'll get that right out to you. oh, and btw, do you want a larger series of asterisks, too?

Zodiac
February 23rd, 2006, 02:29 PM
I realized pretty much instantly it was fake, but I am more concerned with hedonistic spammers besmirching Ubuntu's good name!

Also, I am a tad concerned that maybe their list-serv servers were compromised… especially since that damn email made it through my spam filtering…

I dunno... you tell me.

Artificial Intelligence
February 23rd, 2006, 02:40 PM
Closing this due to there's another thread about it.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=135099