"PHISHED" profile?

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amazja
"PHISHED" profile?

So I was trying to send someone a message, and it said that i did not pass the spam filter. then when i returned to my homepage i see this message on it: "Your account has been phished! You've been phished! We have blocked your account, until you change your password! This means you can't send a message, post a bulletin, comment or add a friend until you change your password! Your account has been phished. This means that someone stole your email & password. Since we were able to detect this, we're giving you a chance to change your password now. This will prevent the evil phisher from logging in as you and sending spam comments, emails and bulletins and editing your profile. Change it now, and you'll be safe! And yes, this is really from Tom, & no this isn't fake. No one can change your home page except MySpace. Bad guys can only edit your profile, and login as you. They can't change the page this appears on, so you know this message is real. So please change your password and be careful so you don't fall for it again. :) To change your password and secure your account please Click Here." And the link takes me to the page to reset my password. Has anyone else seen this, and is it authentic? It keeps happening, so i'm a little suspicious. Thanks!

   

   

PatO7
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Don't do it!!! Just wait it out and see what the others here on GuG have to say first. I have never heard of that message, it may actually be a new tactic used by the real phisers. So, just "hold your horses" for the time being. I would suggest that you only change your password through the myspace account settings..NOT from that link. Yeah, I detect a phiser.

amazja
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yeah i tried changing it through my account settings, and then when i went back to my homepage the message was still there. very fishy. (phishy?)

PatO7
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Is the message in the area that tom usually posts bulletins, or is a message in your inbox?

amazja
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its where tom posts bulletins.

PatO7
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Ok, that is weird. But, it could very well be a legitimate warning given to you from the "real" myspace. I don't know.

Could you post a screenshot? (minus any of your personal info of course)

 

EDIT: this was a tactic msg someone else fell for. Sounds real similar. It's virtually impossible for someone to post a bulletin in "tom's place". I bet that whole page with the supposed tom bulletin is a fake page in itself. Anyways, here is a similar fake message someone else has fallen for...

"You've been phished! We have blocked your account, until you change your password! This means you can't send a message, post a bulletin, comment or add a friend until you change your password!

Your account has been phished. This means that someone stole your email & password. Since we were able to detect this, we're giving you a chance to change your password now. This will prevent the evil phisher from logging in as you and sending spam comments, emails and bulletins and editing your profile. Change it now, and you'll be safe! And yes, this is really from Tom, & no this isn't fake. No one can change your home page except MySpace. Bad guys can only edit your profile, and login as you. They can't change the page this appears on, so you know this message is real. So please change your password and be careful so you don't fall for it again."

UPDATE:  Use this link to go directly to your change password screen.

http://profileedit.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=accountSettings.changePassword

Hey amazja, sorry to keep adding things, but I keep thinking of things for you. Anyway, while you are logged in copy and paste the above link into your address bar, and then change your password in that screen. Also, change your email address password, etc.

amazja
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haha i would love to post a screenshot, but alas am pretty computer illiterate and don't know how to do that.

PatO7
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While you are looking at the screen that you want to make a screenshot of, press the print screen button close to the top right of your keyboard.

Then open paint.

Then click edit and then paste.

Then use the button on paint to select the area you want to use in the screenshot. It is directly under the word edit. It's a dotted square.

Copy the area that you put the square around the object (the bulletin)

Then select all, and delete all. Then paste the object back in. Then save the paint page you just made.

Then go to somewhere like photobucket and upload the image into your photobucket album. Then get the url of the image.

Then click on the image button on GuG within your post, and that should work. I hope I didnt leave anything out.

amazja
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ok so here it is..

ha, sorry that its so big, but i wanted you to be able to see where it was on my page.
thanks for the help by the way!

PatO7
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You are welcome, and good job doing your first screenshot :)

Getting some second opinions and more insight is a good idea. However, time is of the essence in this type of situation. It's sort've like an emergency.

Let me do some checking around and I will post back. Maybe someone has some more insight too

iamthedevil
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I've never seen anything like that before...

Where does the link try to take you? You could maybe tell from the url if its real or fake... 

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