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목요일, March 05th, 2009 | 저자:

Why is it that we’re so gullible?

I even considered for a whole second that my colleague had cross-checked the following SPAM before posting it on our IRL noticeboard. Please note that the following text originally had really bad-for-your-eyes fonts and colours. 😉

Urgent Warning from
Cell C, Vodacom의 & MTN!

[business card of aLegal Representativeof the Special Investigating Unit]

Dear All,
If you receive a phone call on your mobile from any person, saying that, he or she is
a company engineer, or saying that they’re checking your mobile line, and you have
to press # 90 또는 #09 or any other number.
End this call immediately without pressing any numbers.
There is a fraud company using a device that once you press #90 또는 #09 they can
access your ‘SIMcard and make calls at your expense.
Forward this message to as many friends as you can, to stop it.
All mobile users pay attention if you receive a phone call and your mobile phone
displays (XALAN) on the screen don’t answer the call, END THE CALL IMMEDIATELY,
if you answer the call, your phone will be infected by a virus..
This virus will erase all IMEI and IMSI information from both your phone and your SIM
card, which will make your phone unable to connect with the telephone network. You
will have to buy a new phone. This information has been confirmed by both Motorola
and Nokia.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS PIECE OF INFORMATION TO
ALL YOUR FRIENDS HAVING A MOBILE.

The first things that got me thinking was the text denoting authority at the top of the page. 지금, bear in mind this is on a noticeboardnot my inbox where my anti-spam senses are at their peak.

Who could possibly have the authority to say they’re sending out a notification on behalf of each of South Africa’s tri-opoly of GSM providers? Okay, so its someSpecialLegal team that sounds government-type. They’re legitit turns 아웃 – but they probably don’t have enough time to take my call asking if this is all true. Absolutely everything on the Internet must be true, especially anything I say. 😛

So anyway, now that we’re over the silliness, let’s break this hoax down:

Official Documentation

Bar a business card, which is hardly standard in any industry, there is no official contact information. I’d expect at least a letterhead or a misguided trailing disclaimer.

Presentation and Language

There are actually 2 notices here regarding separate threats however it isn’t obvious without reading the text in full. This is because the paragraphing and grammar are very poor. Government institutions don’t normally issue poorly-worded or paragraphed documentation. 또한, why not issue a separate notification regarding each threat separately?

Lime Green??? bleh

There are no links to further resources

Any warning of this sort would undoubtedly offer further information or advertise the online presence of the institution. 또한, perhaps they’d like for you to give feedback on the situation or maybe they’d like us to report on further suspicious activity. But no. 무. Just a specific representative’s business card. What if the guy dies, finds a better job, 또는 leaves the country?

There is a fraud company … “

This means that they haven’t any clue who it is. This is a broad and passive statement. Question whenever someone saysthey” 또는 “people who”. Who is thisfraud company”? Where isthere”? And why doesn’t this crack government legal team (who have to use chain mail to spread warnings) let us know through their uber-powerful chain mail network?

Forward this message to as many friends as you can

나의, oh my. This line has probably been in every chain letter / social engineering virus (my special definition) since sliced bread.

This information has been confirmed by both Motorola and Nokia.

They’re trying to prevent you from thinking for yourself and try to verify their claims independently. They’re sayingYou’re stupid to check. We already checked for you. :-디”. 물론, in reality, they’re just trying to take advantage of our gullible nature.

“#90 or #09” 과 “XALAN

There isn’t any way for you to verify this. 다시, question everything. Google’s first page of results is riddled with the wordsCell phone warning hoax”. duh.

If you get a message like the above from your friends, reply and tell them to stop sending spamand maybe give them a link to this page so they know why. 🙂

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목요일, 11 월 13 일, 2008 | 저자:

나는 많이받지 않는다 스팸 내 휴대 전화에. 나는에 대한 경우에 임의의 SMS의를받은 “특별한” 등을 제공하며,. 누군가가 한 번 sms'd “나 대신에” 그 중 하나에 늦은 밤 전자 TV 스페셜 광고. 매월 나는 밖으로에 실종 해요 것에 대해 저를 알리는 유혹 메시지가 나타납니다. 그래도 궁금, 내가 MTN에 자신을 추가 할 수없는 전송 목록이 있습니다, Vodacom의, 또는 셀-C?

할 수있는 모든 세포 공급자 목록 지난 달에 대량 SMS 시스템을 통해 당신의 SMS의 전송 한 모든 기업, 예를 들면? 그리고 단어 나에게 R7.50 원가 계산 SMS를 보낼 필요없이 스팸을 할 수있는 내 휴대 전화 공급자를 알 수 있습니다 “STOP”? [편집… 이 SMS는 밝혀 가정 가장 낮은 요금이 부과 될 수 있습니다. 감사, 비름]

마지막으로, 당신이 영구적으로 콘텐츠를 수신하기 위해 금액을 지불 이러한 서비스 들었어요. 끊임없이 점에서 그들은 당신이 그들이 당신에게 무언가를 보내 매일 당신에게 R5를 충전한다고 가정 자사의 서비스. 내 동생은 그녀가 방송을 없었 문제가 있었다. 그녀의 R20 주간 수당이 중 하나를 사용하여 다음 날 전체를 삼킬 것 때문이었다 “서비스” 그녀에게 바보 사진을 보내 R10을 공제하는. 그녀는 사용에 대한 5C에 대한 그녀의 컴퓨터를 사용하여 동일하거나 유사한 사진을 다운로드 할 수 있습니다 구글이미지 검색 나는이 것 크기와 자른 그것은 눈에 보이는 왜곡이나 앨리어싱과 완벽하게 그녀의 휴대 전화의 화면에 맞게. 동시에, 그들은 절름발이 내용에 저작권을 주장. 나는 그들이 어쨌든 인터넷에 자신의 사진을 도용하고 겠지.

결국은 그녀의 새로운 선불 번호를 얻을 쉽게했다. 나는 단지 그들이 여전히 재활용 후 그녀의 옛 번호를 누구든에 더 많은 콘텐츠를 전송하지 않을거야 희망. 😮

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