cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

WARNING: HUGHESNET PHISHING SCAM

Junior

WARNING: HUGHESNET PHISHING SCAM

I didn't know where else to place this but I wanted to get it out. This isn't Data Managment but labels are limited. Not sure what else to do with it.

Openned my mail this morning, January 6, 2019, to find an email labeled from Hughes stating I needed to update all my information, of course, paying special attention to my credit card info. Some how it didn't seem right that Hughes would send me this request from 'MR-23@COX.NET'

It was the return addy at COX that was a bit of a tip off. I thought that while waiting for me to send my info these people might get bored so I forwarded a copy of the book 'Effective Feature Writing'. Actually, my virtual machine sent them 90,000 copies of the book and an attachment of MEMZ virus labled 'Credit/Bank'. What scammer can resist a peak at files that could maybe have something they want?

 

Hughes says they don't ask for credit card information like this but I could see someone falling for this.

 

SCAM Hughesnet update info.PNGMade mistake of using COX.NET

15 REPLIES
Professor

Re: WARNING: HUGHESNET PHISHING SCAM

The grammar and spelling are amusing. 

 

 

@dfbeck wrote:

I didn't know where else to place this but I wanted to get it out. This isn't Data Managment but labels are limited. Not sure what else to do with it.

Openned my mail this morning, January 6, 2019, to find an email labeled from Hughes stating I needed to update all my information, of course, paying special attention to my credit card info.

Senior Instructor

Re: WARNING: HUGHESNET PHISHING SCAM

And Noam Rafaelli is a Technical VP with Comcast.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Professor

Re: WARNING: HUGHESNET PHISHING SCAM


@MarkJFine wrote:

And Noam Rafaelli is a Technical VP with Comcast.


Seems that the senders of this email have made many preventable ID-10t errors. More quality control (and possibly more cowbell)  is needed in the world of scamming. 

Assistant Professor

Re: WARNING: HUGHESNET PHISHING SCAM

For those reading this thread: Never click on an email direct link to update anything. Go to the known secure company site and login there to check/update your information.

Distinguished Professor III

Re: WARNING: HUGHESNET PHISHING SCAM


@BirdDog wrote:

For those reading this thread: Never click on an email direct link to update anything. Go to the known secure company site and login there to check/update your information.


Wait.  You mean I shouldn't have clicked on that link to update my Microsoft information?  But it warned me that they would close the account within an hour of reading the email!  I mean, it said, "Please reply us", so I did.  Darnit!!!  Smiley Tongue 

 

Picture-121.jpg


AMD FX-6100 | Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB DDR3-1866 | EVGA Geforce GTX 550ti | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Professor

Re: WARNING: HUGHESNET PHISHING SCAM

I replied to one such email and now I'm in this great financial partnership with a Nigerian prince. 

Distinguished Professor III

Re: WARNING: HUGHESNET PHISHING SCAM


@maratsade wrote:

I replied to one such email and now I'm in this great financial partnership with a Nigerian prince. 


You, too?  That's MY 3.5%, darnit!!!!  Dr. Clement Okon is working with me!!!!  Smiley Tongue


AMD FX-6100 | Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB DDR3-1866 | EVGA Geforce GTX 550ti | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Highlighted
Moderator

Re: WARNING: HUGHESNET PHISHING SCAM

Thank you for the heads up dfbeck, we'll make sure the e-mail team is given this information if they don't have it already.

 

---

 

side note: 

And Noam Rafaelli is a Technical VP with Comcast

I didn't know I worked for Comcast now...

 

And I've probably posted this here before but this is a short 10 min hilarious TED Talk about spam email - https://youtu.be/_QdPW8JrYzQ 

Professor

Re: WARNING: HUGHESNET PHISHING SCAM

I'm with his brother Rupert. There's plenty of money to go around! 

 


@GabeU wrote:


You, too?  That's MY 3.5%, darnit!!!!  Dr. Clement Okon is working with me!!!!  Smiley Tongue