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    Default New twist on an old scam, or a recycle?

    I've not seen this one before, received this morning, but not dowloaded.

    That is not all of it, I dumped some coded stuff that might have been a problem.

    Tripod.com seems to be a legit site, but the last line is a dead giveaway.


    Cheers

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    From: Becky Wing <wingre@ohsu.edu>
    To: Becky Wing <wingre@ohsu.edu>
    Subject: RE: YOUR MAILBOX IS FULL
    Thread-Topic: YOUR MAILBOX IS FULL
    Thread-Index: Ac90I8FYRKbXAdYTSJ+tRaXqXNWz1wAAFApBAAFc2cw=
    Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 12:50:58 +0000
    Message-ID: <50A85C61AEDC5F49A714B184BF4BC65802415623@EXMB05.o hsu.edu>
    References: <50A85C61AEDC5F49A714B184BF4BC6580241514D@EXMB05.o hsu.edu>,
    <50A85C61AEDC5F49A714B184BF4BC658024151FC@EXMB05.o hsu.edu>
    In-Reply-To: <50A85C61AEDC5F49A714B184BF4BC658024151FC@EXMB05.o hsu.edu>
    Accept-Language: en-US
    Content-Language: en-US
    X-MS-Has-Attach:
    X-MS-TNEF-Correlator:
    x-originating-ip: [137.53.251.50]
    Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
    boundary="_000_50A85C61AEDC5F49A714B184BF4BC658024 15623EXMB05ohsuedu_"
    MIME-Version: 1.0

    --_000_50A85C61AEDC5F49A714B184BF4BC65802415623EXMB0 5ohsuedu_
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

    Your Mailbox is Full.
    498MB 500MB
    Current size Maximum size
    Your mailbox can no longer send messages. Please reduce your mailbox size. =
    By Automatically clicking on CLEANUP<http://cleanupacctstfatt.tripod.com/he=
    lpdesk/> and fill out the necessary mailbox requirement to increase your ma=
    ilbox Quota size.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: You won't be able to receive mail messages at 499MB.

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    Default Re: New twist on an old scam, or a recycle?

    They aren't even trying

    Pretty sure a real "mailbox is full" message would come as a popup in the email client and not an actual email.
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    Default Re: New twist on an old scam, or a recycle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy T View Post
    received this morning


    Subject: RE: YOUR MAILBOX IS FULL
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    LOL, which is why you got a email.
    wipe your paws.

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    Default Re: New twist on an old scam, or a recycle?

    Total scam.

    Tripod is a legit site but it is a free webhosting site, so scammers love it!
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    Default Re: New twist on an old scam, or a recycle?

    Subject: RE: YOUR MAILBOX IS FULL

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    LOL, which is why you got a email.

    You missed this:

    Your Mailbox is Full.

    498MB 500MB
    Current size Maximum size

    They very kindly left you a couple of MB to complete the scam...................

    Cheers

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