Question by winstonchurchillindrag: “AllNightSecurity” or “AllNightProtection” spam or more serious?
All Night Security: Profile is deleted
Sunday, July 5, 2009 8:14 PM
You have received this notification from All Night Security because you are a registered user or some other registered user requested some information for you from our web site.
Dear [real name],
Your profile is at All Night Security has been deleted.
Thank you for using our shopping system
All Night Security
“Shopping system”? The hyperlink labled as AllNightSecurity.com linked to allnightprotection.com. I also received another email that was routed through fasthostingservice.net which included link to a transitional.dtd file. Both emails contained my real name, address, phone, and other personal info. Out of irritation, I tried calling and checking their web site which (obviously) were both bogus. I’m assuming this is spam, but just to be safe – anyone have more info if this is an actual threat? I’ve never received spam like this before and Google doesn’t have any helpful information.
Anyone encountered these types of email before?
Answer by Lyn G
It is a scam to get your personal information and/or money.
Do not respond to it.
Report it to yahoo, so they are aware.
Forward to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (If it involves a lot of money)
And for your E-mail safety, remember:
Never open E-mail unless you are absolutely sure of who sent it, treat ALL others as spam.
Never give your personal information out to anyone, be it E-mail, snail mail, phone calls or at your front door.
You can not completely stop all spam, but you can help to put a big dent in it.
First, try not to open any of them, that only makes them send more and more to you.
Check mark them and click on ‘Spam,’ this should stop those addresses from being delivered to your inbox.
Use your spam filter and block address.
Look for the ‘Options’ link at upper right corner of mail screen and click on it
Options/ mail options / spam preferences
make sure spam guard is on, click on save changes
Options /mail options / blocked addresses
Enter the E-mail address you wish blocked and click on ‘add block’
you will never get mail from that address again.
This should help you to control your spam.
Never open E-mail unless you are absolutely sure who it is from.
Never give out your personal information to anyone.
If you are on a site and you absolutely have to sign up for something, check the entire page to make sure you uncheck any lines wanting to send you any other info, notices, catalogs, ads, and the like.
Yes, spammers change one item in their addresses a lot, so you might try blocking the entire domain, by putting in
for instance: *@seeyou.com
Hope this helps.
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