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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:30 pm    Post subject: Is this email real? Or a phishing attempt? Reply with quote Back to top

Just received this email from "Vonage". Not sure if it's real or not. The thing that makes me suspicious is the notable lack of details as to WHY I should click on the provided link. That and the screwy URL.

The reason why it seems more real to me than other phishing attempts is because of the fact that I did recently sign up... and I used a brand new email address that I created specifically for Vonage.

Full text below minus the complete URL:

---begin---
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for joining Vonage! You're now part of our Voip revolution. To get
Vonage up and running, just use the helpful information below to install
and optimize your new service. We appreciate your business, and we look
forward to providing you with top-quality, low-cost phone service for years
to come.

Click here to get started:
http://clk.vonage.emsg.net/_this_is_probably_a_scammer


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Is this email real? Or a phishing attempt? Reply with quote Back to top

Skadar wrote:
Just received this email from "Vonage". Not sure if it's real or not. The thing that makes me suspicious is the notable lack of details as to WHY I should click on the provided link. That and the screwy URL.

The reason why it seems more real to me than other phishing attempts is because of the fact that I did recently sign up... and I used a brand new email address that I created specifically for Vonage.

Full text below minus the complete URL:

---begin---
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for joining Vonage! You're now part of our Voip revolution. To get Vonage up and running, just use the helpful information below to install and optimize your new service. We appreciate your business, and we look forward to providing you with top-quality, low-cost phone service for years to come.

Click here to get started:
http://clk.vonage.emsg.net/_this_is_probably_a_scammer


If you reproduced the main part of the URL, then its definitely phishing, as the domain is emsg.net, not Vonage.com.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I figured as much.

But I am astounded that this email address could be gathering phishing attempts already. I created it no more than 2 weeks ago and have ONLY used it when signing up with Vonage.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Is this email real? Or a phishing attempt? Reply with quote Back to top

Skadar wrote:
Just received this email from "Vonage". Not sure if it's real or not. The thing that makes me suspicious is the notable lack of details as to WHY I should click on the provided link. That and the screwy URL.

The reason why it seems more real to me than other phishing attempts is because of the fact that I did recently sign up... and I used a brand new email address that I created specifically for Vonage.


emsg.net is registered to Exmplar.com, which appears to be a marketing firm. Visiting their root site at http://www.emsg.net/ gives a pretty clear explanation of who they are and what they do.

I *assume* it's legit. I imagine it'll be doing a marketing survey or making a sales pitch for something. Vonage probably has a symbiotic money-making arrangement with them, where they can send you ads and Vonage makes a little dough. Or they simply could have hired Exmplar to handle their initial customer contact so they don't have to maintain the servers, etc, to do it.

I *would* visit it (preferably using Mozilla, Firefox, or Opera - not Internet Explorer). I *would not* enter any Vonage passwords or phone numbers into anything you see there. If you want me to check it out, private message me the entire URL and I'll have a peek from beind a few firewalls, in a secure environment. (DISCLAIMER: Of course, if it IS legit, you may expose some account information to me. I promise not to do anything with it, but you don't know me from Adam, so I won't take it personally if you decline the offer). Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Wow... it appears to be real. I went ahead and clicked and surprisingly it appears to be a real Vonage website. Here's what it looks like:




Maybe I'm too jumpy, but that initial email really did look like a phishing attempt. They need to re-think their email delivery. Very Happy


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Skadar wrote:
Wow... it appears to be real. I went ahead and clicked and surprisingly it appears to be a real Vonage website. Here's what it looks like:

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Looks pretty legit. I'd stick with typing in www.vonage.com to access your account, though. Just to be safe.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

All roads supposedly lead to Rome... Some lead to Vonage!

http://www.vonage.com/newsletters.php?lid=footer_newsletters

What you have received is Vonage's marketing e-newsletter.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

And if you click on the left hand-side on "Don't miss our newsletter", it takes you to (drum roll, please!):

http://www.emsg.net/s2uforms/vonage_optin.aspx
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

And before Kevin Wycha beats me to it... Lol Lol

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

What does that award mean?

If it means that this is a silly thread, perhaps so... but you gotta admit that in today's world, that original Vonage email looks very much like a phishing attempt.

You'd think they'd know better.
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