May 2, 2010

New Scam: newfriendly.com / camputa.com

I got this scam email on May first and I am pasting it below just in case anyone was in doubt after receiving it and couldn't figure the scam trick at once.


The email received is pasted below:
746341 sent you a Care2 eCard!

746341 sent you an eCard from Care2! Click on the following link to view your eCard, or paste it into your browser:

http://www.care2.com/send/pickup/1120-95509-65505-3097

This Care2 eCard was sent May 1, 2010 and will be available for 14 days.

Warm wishes,
www.Care2.com
Where spreading love & laughter helps save the world.
Every time you send a FREE Care2 eCard you can generate donations for worthwhile charities. Learn More.


As you can see, the scammer is using www.care2.com services to trick the users. Care2 appears to be a respectable e-greeting card site, although I have never used their services before (and don't plan to use e-greetings either). If we click on the greeting card link, we will be taken to a greeting card with the following text under it,
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Hi Ahmad... This is difficult for me to do because Im shy..but I have a crush on you. Ive never been able to tell you for reasons which you would quickly identify as obvious if you knew who this was. With that said I want you to guess who I am and approach me yourself.

To help you out with your guessing I made a few pictures and videos with Ahmad written on my body. Theyre kind of risque photos so I had to made a profile at www.newfriendly.com (copy & paste or type www.newfriendly.com into your web browser). My username in the members area is AhmadandME09. Its a free website but you might need a CC or Debit to verify your age because I had to. Sigh.

But anyway sign up at www.newfriendly.com and once you are inside search for me. I want you to guess who I am and then approach me yourself. Im shy and this is the bravest thing Ive probably ever done but you need to do the rest.

Kisses

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So, this is what they are after all! They want me to give credit card to a scam website! If you write http://www.newfriendly.com in your browser, you will be taken to the final scam website http://www.camputa.com/ which looks pure scum to me.

After writing this post, I searched the net and it seems that this scam has started several months ago with some variations of the techniques.

Be careful and browse safe!


Ahmad