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Official email from phpbb support

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:58 am
by klopdd
Hi,

i want to know if this is an official e-mail from the support e-mail:

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Hello,

phpBB's new version ( 3.0.8 ) is now available .We recommend that you update your forum to fix some security bugs in earlier versions .

We provide paid services , Beside updating your forum we can :

               + Design for you a professional unique style with completely new icons and imagesets.
               + Install any MODs you like whatever its number or complexity.
               + Update your phpBB2 to phpBB3 with its many features .
               + Solve any problems that may face you in this moment.

If you are interested , please reply this email and we will send to you our resume .

Thank you. 
It came to my board email adress from phpbb840@gmail.com. I will not contact the aythor eitherway, but i want to know if such emails can come from the support team. Thanks in advance.

Re: Official email from phpbb support

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:48 am
by AdamR
It is a scam. See this announcement: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=2111378

- Adam

Re: Official email from phpbb support

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:58 am
by Saldash
I just go with the fact that it's a GMail address with a number in the user name.
If it isn't from *@phpbb.com then it isn't official.

Re: Official email from phpbb support

Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:40 pm
by ameeck
Saldash wrote:I just go with the fact that it's a GMail address with a number in the user name.
If it isn't from *@phpbb.com then it isn't official.
Note that it's not hard to fake the sender address. You would be able to tell from a look at the e-mail headers, but at first sight it could appear authentic.

Re: Official email from phpbb support

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:26 am
by Saldash
ameeck wrote:
Saldash wrote:I just go with the fact that it's a GMail address with a number in the user name.
If it isn't from *@phpbb.com then it isn't official.
Note that it's not hard to fake the sender address. You would be able to tell from a look at the e-mail headers, but at first sight it could appear authentic.
I vet my emails something chronic, but ye, I get your point.
There is ofcourse the common sense approach, If it did look real to me I would
Never reply directly to the mail, I would still first check it's validity with the known official site.

Re: Official email from phpbb support

Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:13 pm
by camm15h
The big giveaway in this emails legitimacy is this chaps punctuation, it's all over the place.

Re: Official email from phpbb support

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:37 pm
by Stoker 4.0
I got the same email too and know several other phpBB board owners that go it too.
I am quite sure that this is waves from the time where phpbb.com got hacked.