October 27, 2005

Fishing mails from "Playchess"

Somebody is trying to trick the playchess members into clicking onto a mail attachment. The mails have the subject "Your Account is Suspended For Security Reasons" or "YOUR PASSWORD HAS BEEN UPDATED".

These mails do not stem from playchess.de!
PlayChess mails do not have attachments - never.


Thomas - webmaster of playchess.de

Following is the content of such a "fishing mail":

=============== START OF FISHING MAIL =====================
Dear Playchess Member,

Your e-mail account was used to send a huge amount of unsolicited spam messages during the recent week. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and confirm the attached document so you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to cancel your membership.

Virtually yours,
The Playchess Support Team
=============== END OF FISHING MAIL =====================

=============== START OF FISHING MAIL =====================
Dear user players,

You have successfully updated the password of your Playchess account.

If you did not authorize this change or if you need assistance with your account, please contact Playchess customer service at: register@playchess.de

Thank you for using Playchess!
The Playchess Support Team
=============== END OF FISHING MAIL =====================

Posted by Thomas Stahl at October 27, 2005 07:26 AM

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