I received the following email last night on my home computer- its most definately a scam and one that you SHOULD NOT reply to if you get it.
How do I know this? well , apart from the standard mailing rules whereby no serious company would EVER ask a client for personal details such as passwords etc by email, I actually have no eircom accounts whatsoever- nada! nothing! not even a phone!
so my advice is to ignore this email or better still report it to eircom.
see message pasted below:
|Subject: DEAR CUSTOMER|
|From: “UPGRADE TEAM” <email@example.com>|
|Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 11:40:46 +0100 (BST)|
DEAR CUSTOMER, THE EIRCOM WEBMAIL, WISH TO INFORM YOU THAT WE HAVE SOME PROBLEMS ABOUT EACH CUSTOMER ACCOUNT EMAIL. DUE TO ERROR CODE 334409. WE DISCOVER THAT IN SOME FEW HOURS FROM NOW EACH USERS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS HIS OR HER EMAIL ACCOUNT SO YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SEND YOUR FULL EMAIL ADDRESS AND PASSWORD FOR A NEW ACCOUNT UPDATE.SO YOU HAVE TO SEND THIS INFORMATION IMMEDIATELY INORDER FOR YOUR ACCOUNT TO BE UPDATED AND YOU WILL STOP RECEIVING SPAM EMAILS . BELOW IS THE INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR ACCOUT UPDATE: 1)Full Email Address: 2)password: 3)age/country 4)date: 5)First name/Last name: ANY WEBMAIL ACCOUNT NOT UPDATED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WILL BE CLOSED DOWN. ACCOUNT UPDATE MANAGER.