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Potential spam/phishing attempt (was "Re: Warning Notice!!!")

From: Helder Magalh„es <helder.magalhaes@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Dec 2009 09:04:17 +0000
Message-ID: <2a1ddf8a0912060104x7ac5f87are7e4341267df6441@mail.gmail.com>
To: SVG WG <www-svg@w3.org>
Hi everyone,

I'm reporting what appears to be a potential spam/phishing attempt,
made on behalf of the W3C Webmaster to the www-svg mailing list [1]
(and, as I'm subscribed to it, to my personal email address).

The full message is attached, as the visible message headers obfuscate
the true origin of the message (a server located at

As I wasn't sure about what the best way to report this, I'm replying
to the message and also CCing the general address (stated in the
general contact instructions [2]).

Please take appropriate measures, as the message seems to be
sufficiently well forged to deceive users: I must confess that I was
starting to evaluate whether to reply or not; if the message contents
were a little more coherent (and didn't request the password), I might
not been convinced to crawl through the original message raw data.

Hope this helps,

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/2009Dec/0007.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/contact#otherwise

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: W3 Online Team <webmaster@w3.org>
Date: 2009/12/6
Subject: Warning Notice!!!

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Received on Sunday, 6 December 2009 09:05:13 UTC

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