Careful – very realistic Go Daddy Phishing e-mail being sent out this hour

June 21, 2010

I just received three invoices (on three different e-mail accounts) from what appeared to be Godaddy.   I’ve been using a few of my email accounts since the mid-nineties and am used to getting spam and phishing notices, but this one was good and almost fooled  me.    The notice looked real, but was for an .INFO Bulk registration for $357.00.  Since the notice looked legit, the authors were probably counting on people logging in to their accounts via the included links to see if they were mistakenly billed.

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I did a Google search to see if there was any mention, but couldn’t find anything.   A Twitter search showed several reports within the last few minutes.   More info (and screenshots) can be found here on Adam Helweh’s blog.

Update: Adam posted that he called GoDaddy billing. They confirmed the message was a scam and that Adam was the 10th person in a row who had just called in about this.

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John 06.21.10 at 7:35 pm

Got the same email, very authentic looking, didn’t click it because my spam filter caught it so I just logged into my GoDaddy account.

Someone is about to have GoDaddy go after them.

Go Daddy 06.21.10 at 8:07 pm

Thanks for spreading awareness. Go Daddy knows about this issue and is making sure customers know how to avoid getting caught by a phishing attempt. Check out this article for tips and info: http://community.godaddy.com/godaddy/consumer-alert-dont-be-a-victim-how-not-to-get-phished/

Alicia

Attila 06.22.10 at 8:51 am

Will Bob Parson send the GoDaddy’s girls or lawyers? If he sends the GoDaddy girls…my phishing campaign will begin which will include my place of residence on the bottom. Though I hope the GoDaddy girls don’t mind I am in Asia…

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