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ICQ Scam - be warned [Sep. 24th, 2001|06:48 am]
The Love Bug
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I received an email this morning *supposedly* from ICQ. It was not.

It was telling me that if I didn't respond with my ICQ number, password and email address, I would lose my ICQ account due to a security issue on the servers. It looked the part, and had ICQ logos and links to the ICQ service, but was *not* from ICQ.

The email is from "ICQ Password Retrieval System" and is entitled "Please Confirm Your Password!

As always, ICQ (or any other service) would never ask for your password (except for normal ICQ client signon), so whatever happens, please do *not* complete this email form.
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[User Picture]From: sparkle
2001-09-23 11:57 pm (UTC)

Gah

How pathetic are some people?! What is even the point of stealing someone's ICQ account anyway? Hmph!
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[User Picture]From: crazybee
2001-09-24 12:23 pm (UTC)

heheheh they always try it, to get peoples passcodes and stuff and there are probably people out there that actually replied to the email and sent their passcodes and stuff too.

Well us Vet of the net don`t get caught out that often.

"Lets be careful out there!"
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[User Picture]From: mentalist_2000
2001-09-24 06:29 pm (UTC)

Ya know how to stop that annoying icq pager spam? I dont want the damn feature anyway !
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