SIMON ASHTON Scam
Today I received an email from one of my contacts about an individual by the name of “Simon Ashton” Apparently this person or the virus/bot that is in this instance Simon Ashton is stealing peoples email address among other things below is the message I received.
IF A PERSON CALLED SIMON ASHTON ([email protected])
CONTACTS YOU THROUGH EMAIL DON’T ACCEPT HIM. DELETE HIM BECAUSE HE IS A HACKER!!
TELL EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST BECAUSE IF SOMEBODY ON YOUR LIST ADDS HIM THEN YOU
WILL GET HIM ON YOUR LIST.
HE WILL FIGURE OUT YOUR COMPUTER ID ADDRESS,
SO COPY AND PASTE THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE EVEN IF YOU DON’T CARE FOR THEM,
AND FAST, BECAUSE IF HE HACKS THEIR EMAIL HE HACKS YOUR MAIL TOO!!!!!…
PASS ON TO ALL YOUR ADDRESSES AS FAST AS YOU CAN
The huge Scam Nobody is talking about!
My personal thoughts on this message are that I think this is a result of a person who used a scam service like “whoblocked.me” or a similar site like this. For whatever reason some people like to know who blocked them on MSN messenger if you visit the whoblocked.me website you’ll notice that they ask for both your email address and your msn password by giving whoblocked.me this type of information they actually will get access to your Hotmail account, not only that they’ll also get access to your Hotmail contacts/friends email addresses. To make matters worse these spammers will also be able to access your Hotmail contacts names and email address at which time these spammer bots can contact your Hotmail contacts and solicit them as if they we’re you.
Once they can contact your contacts they might send your contacts a short personal messages to a visit a site that requires their name, email and password which enables these spammer bots to gain access to more accounts and so on and so on. There are thousands of sites online that resemble “whoblocked.me” and in my personal opinion they’re one of the largest contributors to the spam in peoples email accounts.
The reason most people don’t talk about this type of spam
Nobody really talks about this because most people are too embarrassed to admit that they’ve tried those types of websites before. But the reality is hundreds of thousands have tried it which has ultimately has resulted into millions of emails ending up in the hands of spammers. If you’re Hotmail yahoo or Gmail account has been hacked your best bet is to CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD IMMEDIATELY! That’s the only way to prevent the scammers from accessing your email account over and over again.
Although I used msn messenger as an example this also can apply to yahoo, aol, Gmail etc…
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