Telescum Spam or Phishing

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Collector»NZ, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. Got an offer from Telescum via my Orcon account asking me to download a
    Broadband assistant, it appears from headers etc that this is coming
    from a NZ Spamming company called Calcium (http://mailprimer.com) the
    reply to address is telecomhelpassistant.co.nz which is an Apache Tomcat
    server with no content.

    Had about 3 of these so far, two to dead end addresses at my domain and
    1 to my normal use address.

    Wasting there bloody time sending to me, I am not a Telescum customer
    and never will be if I can avoid it.
    Collector»NZ, Jun 28, 2007
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  2. Collector»NZ

    Enkidu Guest

    Collector»NZ wrote:
    > Got an offer from Telescum via my Orcon account asking me to download a
    > Broadband assistant, it appears from headers etc that this is coming
    > from a NZ Spamming company called Calcium (http://mailprimer.com) the
    > reply to address is telecomhelpassistant.co.nz which is an Apache Tomcat
    > server with no content.
    >
    > Had about 3 of these so far, two to dead end addresses at my domain and
    > 1 to my normal use address.
    >
    > Wasting there bloody time sending to me, I am not a Telescum customer
    > and never will be if I can avoid it.
    >

    What makes you think it has anything to do with Telecom?

    Cheers,

    Cliff

    --

    Have you ever noticed that if something is advertised as 'amusing' or
    'hilarious', it usually isn't?
    Enkidu, Jun 28, 2007
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  3. Enkidu wrote:
    > Collector»NZ wrote:
    >> Got an offer from Telescum via my Orcon account asking me to download
    >> a Broadband assistant, it appears from headers etc that this is
    >> coming from a NZ Spamming company called Calcium
    >> (http://mailprimer.com) the reply to address is
    >> telecomhelpassistant.co.nz which is an Apache Tomcat server with no
    >> content.
    >>
    >> Had about 3 of these so far, two to dead end addresses at my domain
    >> and 1 to my normal use address.
    >>
    >> Wasting there bloody time sending to me, I am not a Telescum customer
    >> and never will be if I can avoid it.
    > >

    > What makes you think it has anything to do with Telecom?
    >
    > Cheers,
    >
    > Cliff
    >

    Telescum actually own one of the domains used in the spam.
    The Scum bags at Calcium have confirmed that Telescum are using there
    software and facilities for this marketing
    Collector»NZ, Jun 28, 2007
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  4. Collector»NZ

    peterwn Guest

    Collector»NZ wrote:
    > Got an offer from Telescum via my Orcon account asking me to download a
    > Broadband assistant,


    Someone I know (an Xtra broadband customer) has received a similar
    invitation.

    Who knows what gives with the 'product' - does it embrace itself in your
    computer like spyware? I am adverse to downloading such 'products'
    unless I know in advance exactly what it does and whether I can wipe it
    off the computer if need be.

    Is there any *real* advantage for an 'ordinary user' to have this
    'product' installed.
    peterwn, Jun 28, 2007
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  5. Collector»NZ

    thingy Guest

    peterwn wrote:
    > Collector»NZ wrote:
    >> Got an offer from Telescum via my Orcon account asking me to download
    >> a Broadband assistant,

    >
    > Someone I know (an Xtra broadband customer) has received a similar
    > invitation.
    >
    > Who knows what gives with the 'product' - does it embrace itself in your
    > computer like spyware? I am adverse to downloading such 'products'
    > unless I know in advance exactly what it does and whether I can wipe it
    > off the computer if need be.
    >
    > Is there any *real* advantage for an 'ordinary user' to have this
    > 'product' installed.


    Even if they told you what it does, would you trust them? I would'nt....

    regards

    Thing
    thingy, Jun 28, 2007
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  6. Collector»NZ

    Matty F Guest

    On Jun 29, 9:07 am, Collector»NZ <> wrote:
    > Got an offer from Telescum via my Orcon account asking me to download a
    > Broadband assistant, it appears from headers etc that this is coming
    > from a NZ Spamming company called Calcium (http://mailprimer.com)


    I have been sent a similar message with links to mailprimer.com and it
    has been considered as spam by xtra and placed in my Spam folder.
    How funny is that!
    Matty F, Jun 29, 2007
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  7. Matty F wrote:
    > On Jun 29, 9:07 am, Collector»NZ <> wrote:
    >
    >> Got an offer from Telescum via my Orcon account asking me to download a
    >> Broadband assistant, it appears from headers etc that this is coming
    >> from a NZ Spamming company called Calcium (http://mailprimer.com)
    >>

    >
    > I have been sent a similar message with links to mailprimer.com and it
    > has been considered as spam by xtra and placed in my Spam folder.
    > How funny is that!
    >
    >
    >

    Calcium (mailprimer.com) claim it is nothing to do with them and they
    are not spamming, yet it is there service that is sending it for Telescum.

    I hope somebody does a DDOS or similar against them
    Collector»NZ, Jun 30, 2007
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