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RE: Distressing, possibly life threatening emails from free accounts (yahoo, hotmail
From: "Mike Heitz" <mikeheitz () upshotmail com>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 11:35:10 -0500


Are you referring to the pile of bogus emails that come through
promising untold sums of money from some 3rd world country if you'd only
supply them with all your information? Those have been around for quite
some time and I remember reading something about an FBI/Interpol sting
operation relating to them.

Unfortunately, unless Yahoo or Hotmail plays along (and even then it's
near hopeless), I don't know that you can verify who actually setup an
email account. Even if you can get a name from a domain, chances are
that name came from a stolen credit card or some form of ID theft.

mike heitz ** sr it manager ** UPSHOT
312-943-0900 x5190

-----Original Message-----
From: steve baker [mailto:stephenbbaker () hotmail com] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 11:39 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Distressing, possibly life threatening emails from free
accounts (yahoo, hotmail

One of our users has received questionable and possibly life threatening
emails from a yahoo account that was created recently.  They have
us to find out as much as we can pertaining to the person sending it.

Of course, we are not YAHOO so we cannot determine anything about the
other than the content.

How can we find out who sent this?

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