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Re: Phishing scam using validator.w3.org

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:33:14 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+ri+Vmqe2ayKh2bqhkF3rKWjnm8WHkZAo2ft3q1y=coL1ET1A@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Holley <john_holley@me.com>
Cc: "www-validator@w3.org" <www-validator@w3.org>
not so new apparently ;-)
https://plus.google.com/+JohnMueller/posts/KLnRNtVtxan

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Regards

SteveF
Current Standards Work @W3C
<http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/2015/03/current-standards-work-at-w3c/>

On 23 August 2017 at 05:53, John Holley <john_holley@me.com> wrote:

> Just came across a new form of phishing scam - the poor fool who called me
> wasted 10 minutes of his life 🙂
>
> He asked me to go onto my Mac and do a google search on validator. The top
> hit was validator.w3.org. (Now I know the site is valid, having used it a
> lot
>
> What he then asked me to do was enter my email address (I used a false
> one) and the site returns a whole lot of errors - which is correct. He then
> said the errors meant my email address was corrupt and I needed to log onto
> their Mac server so they could fix things. At this point I told him he was
> an idiot and I was just wasting his time - he didn't sound happy!
>
> Just a heads up.
>
> John Holley
> john_holley@me.com
> +64275952625
>
>
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