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Re: Warning to ISPs: 9netave

  • From: Dan Hollis
  • Date: Fri Sep 03 17:36:06 1999

On Wed, 1 Sep 1999, Patrick Greenwell wrote:
> Value Net, is an ISP located in Walnut Creek,
> California, which I have an account with. 
> It appears that a scam artist decided to set up
>, which copies the site design, logos, etc. and
> pops up with a javascript alert saying "This is a secure Value Net
> server," and has a place to enter account info & credit card. They then
> proceeded to send email to Value Net customers telling
> them that they needed to go there and re-enter their information,
> including credit card info.

It looks like this is some new scam going around. The exact same thing 
just recently happened to one of our competetors. They took the ISP name,
made "www.(ispname)", then proceeded to email all their
customers the exact same scam message.