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Old 2020-07-16, 22:19   #12
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I really did not know what "spoof" meant until I looked it up. Something to do with humor targeting other people. Somebody seems to have put some effort into all this. I do not see this as being funny in any way.

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Old 2020-07-16, 22:31   #13
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I really did not know what "spoof" meant until I looked it up.
Try web searching "spoofing".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoofing_attack
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Old 2020-07-16, 22:50   #14
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Try web searching "spoofing".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoofing_attack
"In the context of information security, and especially network security, a spoofing attack is a situation in which a person or program successfully identifies as another by falsifying data, to gain an illegitimate advantage..."

Thank you. This goes much farther than I realized. Somebody tried this with Amazon a few years ago. Their real site had a warning about the other. That was clearly for monetary gain. Why do it here?
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Old 2020-07-18, 09:46   #15
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How did the user get the list of email addresses?
Most probably, he tricked a couple of people into clicking on his links here or there... (see the link posted by Serge).
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Old 2020-07-18, 19:49   #16
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Hm... Since the first post, I tried to access the URL multiple times. It seems to be not accessible in Germany. Not that I think that I'm missing out. Couriosity is always there.
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Old 2020-07-18, 23:55   #17
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Hm... Since the first post, I tried to access the URL multiple times. It seems to be not accessible in Germany. Not that I think that I'm missing out. Couriosity is always there.
I can still access it. No, you are not missing anything. I reported the email I received as spam. It probably should go a bit farther since they were able to abscond with so many email addresses.
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Old 2020-07-29, 22:33   #18
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I can still access it. No, you are not missing anything.
...And it is still going strong with 2 forum members as of today.
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