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    Anyone else getting phishing emails that contain real data?

    I just got one purporting to be from DISH Network. Subject: Your DISH Network service has been disconnected.
    The headers look legitimate for dishnetworkmail.com. The body contains a valid account number. However, they ask the recipient to call 1-888-244-441.
    That is not a valid phone number for DISH, as far as I can determine.

    Perhaps DISH servers have been hacked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nano Geek View Post
    Perhaps DISH servers have been hacked.
    I can't rule that out, but if a spammer has one legitimate message, they could use that to mock up an entire "campaign." Certainly works for mimicking bank email.

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    The email contained the Dish account # of the person targeted by the email, and it was addressed only to them. That is why I suggested Dish servers may have been hacked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nano Geek View Post
    The email contained the Dish account # of the person targeted by the email, and it was addressed only to them. That is why I suggested Dish servers may have been hacked.
    Have you tried contacting Dish via a phone # or email address that you know to be valid and asked them about the email ???
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