Art Scam Emails
To See The Source Code: Open Emailâ€¦Click on Fileâ€¦Click on Propertiesâ€¦Click on Detailsâ€¦Click on Message Source
First, look at the â€˜Received: fromâ€™ lines. Usually, if there are nothing but a long list of numbers, that should be your first clue. You are also looking for servers that specialize in email spamming accounts. Most will have obvious addresses-like, bulkemail.webmail.servit.com or an obvious program name like Send It Out All Over Pro Ver. XX.X
Second, try to copy the IP address and see if it gets you anywhereâ€¦usually not, but itâ€™s worth a try. They appear in the [ ] and look like this: 000.000.0.00 I must warn you hereâ€¦most of these are set up on servers that rotate the IPâ€™s just for this purpose. Paste the IP in the address bar of your Internet Explorer.
Third, try to do a search for the server/domain. Look at the LAST word before the .com Highlight the last word and .com/.net and do a search for that. exâ€¦ plasa.com
Forth, try to find the last step in the Whois database. Do a search for Whois. Then type in the .com name. You will need to be a detective here. Click on all the available links to search for information. If it is bogus, you will find â€˜piggy-backâ€™ server info with ranges like 000.000.0.000 – 000.000.0.999 If it is legit, you will find registrar information on the owner, admin and like, which you can then contact.
If this all stumps you, then you should go with the old saying, â€œIf it sounds too good to be trueâ€¦it usually is.â€ Also, keep in mind that these people do this for a living, believe it or not, so they are very crafty. Often times, they will only ask for a couple pieces of your work-so to, throw you off the track. If you canâ€™t find bonified information about their companyâ€¦donâ€™t do it!
I hope this helpsâ€¦bj