Have You Gotten A Spoofed AW Domain Email?

I’ve posted a warning on the forums, and I wanted to give you guys, here, a heads-up as well.

If you get this email, pretending to be from absolutewrite.com, it’s NOT from us. It’s a phishing scam spoofing an AW email address. Do NOT download anything. Do NOT open the attached file.

I’ve gotten dozens of different versions of this, yesterday and today:

Re: absolutewrite.com account notification

Dear Customer,

This e-mail was send by absolutewrite.com to notify you that we have temporanly prevented access to your account.

We have reasons to beleive that your account may have been accessed by someone else. Please run attached file and Follow instructions.

(C) absolutewrite.com

For the record, we will NEVER ask you to download anything, and we will NEVER ask for a password or login information.

Also, my spelling is generally at least a little better than that.

Author: MacAllister Stone

Owner and Editor-in-chief of AbsoluteWrite and CoyoteWild.

4 thoughts on “Have You Gotten A Spoofed AW Domain Email?”

  1. Whom it may concern,
    My name is Marc Steinits and I am a Media Buyer at Whitesmoke.com. I found your Network through a keyword Google-search where your rank was high and targeted for our product. Therefore, I would like to discuss potential options for an online advertising campaign on your website.
    Whitesmoke.com is the world’s leading language solutions and we have over 15 million customers around the world. I believe your website with its first-class content and compelling design could be a perfect fit for the Whitesmoke language solutions. Our product is market-leading and by one click fix all your grammar problems, spelling mistakes and gives you the option to translate your language into many other different languages. Our product is ever growing and we are looking to expand into new markets and areas. Accordingly, I would enjoy speaking with you about our promotions and look forward to hearing from you. Please get back to me for further contact at your convenience.
    I look forward to a potential longstanding and lucrative business relationship and keenly await your reply.
    Sincerely,
    Marc

  2. Hi Marc,

    I have to say, the grammar errors in your post don’t inspire confidence in the product. Nonetheless, there’s a “contact” link in the left column where you’ll be more likely to actually get a response to your question.

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