Where Did That Scammer Get Your Email Address?


An eye opening look at the underpinnings of scam emails.

If you've ever wondered how scammers get email addresses you'll want to read this article.
It's a great overview of how scammers acquire and use email addresses they obtain.

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The link in the article that points to the FBI scams, safety, and fraud schemes is well worth a visit, it's in the first paragraph of the article and starts with “419,”.

Note: two of the sites in the article, LeadsAndMail dot com and BuyEmails dot org gave error messages the times I've tried to get to the sites.
Update: The two sites, LeadsAndMail dot com and BuyEmails dot org, are back up. Both sites are rated red with a poor reputation by WOT.
I wouldn't visit either of the sites mentioned until their WOT rating improves.


Where Did That Scammer Get Your Email Address? — Krebs on Security

Thanks to Kim Brebach for pointing out the article.

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