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Old 08-12-2019, 07:03 PM   #1
galen
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data breaches, cafepress firefox monitor reports I'm on the but I have no account


filed under a little but strange.

I've been getting reports (from haveibeenowned, firefox monitor) my email address has been located in a few data breaches. cafepress for example.

strange though is that I do not have accounts with these breached services. cafepress has no record of my "account" & I have
no emails, no orders, no archives, no password manager entries.
While I've been subscribe abused to hundreds of subscriptions before, these days subscribe abuse is much harder to commit.

any one else seeing these "why have i been owned" (not really) when you don't have an account on these services?
 
Old 08-12-2019, 07:13 PM   #2
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Yes. It's called phishing. Attempts to get you to enter information they can use to steal from you.

"Verify your information" at some bank [I don't have an account there]
"We've detected fraudulent activity" on some credit card I don't have.
"Your Social Security payments will be suspended..." (Social Security doesn't use email)

Do NOT click on any links or open any attachments, even on a Linux box.

If you have the skill and knowledge to report them to the delivering host, do so.
If your email program has a way to mark them as spam, do that.
Else just delete them.
 
  


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