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Please help me and possibly hundreds of others.
During the past few days, I have received several emails sent from my "Contact Form" on my Premium Wix Site.
All of the emails I received were from email@example.com.
The sender, was asking me for details and pricing of my products etc and wanted to purchase them.
I was a little sceptical, so did an internet search and came up with this.
The next FIVE lines of text have been "Copy/Pasted" and is only a small part of the information from this "Link" site - Please check it out
Exploiting Wix for Anonymous Emailing
Alright so I was messing around on Wix a bit ago and I recorded an interesting request I made.
POST /wixpress/sendEmail.jspx HTTP/1.1..Host: editor.wix.com..
After messing around for a bit with it I realized it allows you to send emails via Wix. I thought, what better way to anonymously spam someones inbox. So I rigged up a quick program in AutoIt to test it out.
This is now me again - Would you please go to this link and check it out....
As they, (whoever wishes to use this bit of programming) - are SPAMMING, anonymously, from my site, and heaven only knows how many other Wix sites.
Could you let me know if these requests I have received are "Legitimate" and just SPAMMING
OR is it a SCAM - PLEASE get back to me as soon as possible - Thank you
Replies (34 replies total)
Replied by gametimeimagewear November 10, 2013
I received an email today that appears to be bogus. Read below:
[Picture of firstname.lastname@example.org]You have a new message
Date: 09 November 2013
Subject: Emergency messages[Intellectual Property about your company!]
[If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO,Thanks ] Dear President, I’m sorry to disturb you so abruptly. We are the department of registration service in China. We received an application formally. One company named “ TongTianZhong Co.,Ltd " had applied for the Brand Name “ our company name " and some relevant domain names through our body. Now we are handling this registration, and we found that the keyword of these domain names and Brand Name is identical with your company’s. So now we need to confirm a couple of things with you: 1. If your company consigns that company to register these domain names and Brand Name, we will send an application form to them and help them finish the registration at once. 2. If your company has nothing to do with that company, they maybe have other purposes to register these domain names and Brand Name. We haven’t finished the registration of that company yet, and we have postponed the application of this company temporarily already. In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible. In addition, we hereby affirm that our time limit for dissent application is 7 days. If your company files no dissent within the time limit, we will unconditionally approve the application submitted by that company.
Replied by lisamchale October 14, 2013
I have gotten the same this exact email message three times in one week from parastorage
From: Fabian Torres
Date: 12 October 2013
Hi, just bought the Besta Wall Unit 998.969.81 from ikea. Need quote to assemble the unit and time. Thanks Fabian.. Looking for tomorrow if possible. I live in Hialeah. 1/
My question is, is there a way to block this type of email? I'd rather not go through of investigating the message.
Replied by ja1001 October 14, 2013
Hi there, I too have the default parastorage contact form which works well. However it is a real pain trying to find historic emails as every mail that comes through has "email@example.com" in the name field so I then have to open and trawl through every email to find the person that I need to contact. Is there any way that I can change this so as soon as an email from the contact form comes to me I can reply and thus start a "thread" with a named person (i.e named in name field) Hope you understand my drift
Replied by lisamchale October 9, 2013
I like using a simple direct email link rather then the form. Yesterday I got a request for pricing on my Wix contact form. Is the person requesting the information legitimate? Is this something that has just started or should I remove the CONTACT form on my website?
Thanks so much
Replied by simplesite13 October 9, 2013
I believe these people are reading our mail. Because I have a message from a client who sent me a detailed email from one of those parastorage.com addresses. I also have my suspicion about linkedit.
Replied by simplesite13 October 9, 2013
It seems I'm having the same problems only they have using firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Somehow these people are has gotten into my mail. I don't think WIX is safe to use anymore.
Replied by lot1cafe August 22, 2013
yes I woke up to someone writing to me that I was an asshole about a hundred times, using my personal name not my biz. i'm not an asshole, so it did ruin my happy disposition for the day!!!!
Replied by psmithphotography4u February 19, 2013
This is definitely a scam, I know this from personal experience. Just recently I was asked to work with a potential client's event coordinator and they will ask you to receive the party planners fees through your billing company " as they have no way to process credit cards".... you if you do what they ask will then be instructed to take that money and wire it to the planner who is of course out of state. Then in a few days you would receive notice by your card processing company (Square, Intuit solutions e.g.) that they cannot collect their funds because the credit card info that the client gave you was from a stolen card. It will happen more than once and I know for a fact because this happened to me 2 months ago and now just today I received this email. Almost identical but different sender name...
Date: 19 February 2013
Subject: What date is open in march ?
Hello Good afternoon,how are you doing this afternoon ?,i want to have my sons wedding thanksgiving some time in March,2013, i am making preparations ,so i want to know your available dates for photography in March,the ceremony will take place in a event hall not far from you . please let me know your cost too for 3 hours package , also note i will need you to work in hand with my event coordinator for the event . I will like you to get back to me speedy so that i can provide the further details regard the ceremony. Thanks Sean
I hope by sharing this, that at least one person is helped by not falling for this scam.
P.S. This is the scammer's 6th attempt just with me at trying the same thing.
Good Luck, Philippe Smith/ P.Smith Photography