Let me give the scammers some tips for the future:
- Spell October correctly. It's not Octomber
- This is not grammatically correct (wrong tense) - "You did not accessed your account for more than a month."
- Sorry, but 'confront' is a poor word choice - 'compare' is what you meant. I think your English thesaurus or translator got you. "We will check your IP address, time zone, and confront it with our database logs."
Maybe the web interface does display credit card info, social security, or some other info that a credit card or identity thief can use? Any Vonage customers out there care to pipe in?
Here's the scam email.
Warning: The links go to www.angeltrans.kr not vonage.com. I didn't click through. You never know what untrustworthy sites have viruses, buffer overflow exploits, etc. I suggest you not click through either.
From: Vonage Marketing [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2008 7:59 AM
Subject: Message from Vonage, Customer Service
Dear Vonage Member,
Your Vonage Account will expire in: Octomber, 10
This might have happened due to the following reasons:
- You did not accessed your account for more than a month.
- You have dynamic IP address and due to that our system might have interpretated it as a hacking attempt.
- You entered a wrong password 3 times when you tried to connect to your Vonage Account.
To avoid an account suspension, please click here or the link below:
*We will check your IP address, time zone, and confront it with our database logs.
We are very sorry if this affects you in any way but our client's security is a top priority for Vonage Inc.
Vonage Security Team.
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