Telkom Internet scam warning

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Telkom Internet scam warning

Telkom has sent out an alert which warns its subscribers about a scam which targets telkomsa.net email account holders.

“A fraudulent email is being sent informing telkomsa.net email account users that their account was deleted,” Telkom said.
 

OCP

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How would they get scammed?

Not like they would receive the email....
 

wingnut771

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and how do the fraudsters get the email address in the first place? sounds like an inside job.
 

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Following the news and SMS that there is a scam email on the Telkomsa.net server I experience that the web portal is mostly unreachable. The SMS stated that scams can be sent to Abuse@telkomsa.net but the emails are only returned also the Support email do not answer back. Emails only started come through around 10 this morning since 5pm yesterday.
 

lowriderza

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Could be totally unrelated but it is still weird...

Domain Name: TELKOMSA.NET
Registry Domain ID: 6841119_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.psi-usa.info
Registrar URL: http://www.psi-usa.info
Updated Date: 2019-09-19T12:21:05Z
Creation Date: 1999-05-27T11:46:32Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2020-05-27T11:47:08Z
Registrar: PSI-USA, Inc. dba Domain Robot
Registrar IANA ID: 151
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: domain-abuse@psi-usa.info
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +49.94159559482
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Name Server: NS1.TELKOMSA.NET
Name Server: NS2.TELKOMSA.NET
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form: https://www.icann.org/wicf/
>>> Last update of whois database: 2019-09-20T08:43:45Z <<<

And

Domain Name: telkom.co.za
Registry Domain ID: DOM_1ZSGB-CO.ZA
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL: http://lexsynergy.com
Updated Date: 2019-02-21T13:19:19Z
Creation Date: 1994-12-31T22:00:00Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2019-12-31T22:00:00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2019-12-31T22:00:00Z
Registrar: Lexsynergy Limited
Registrar IANA ID: 1466
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: domains@lexsynergy.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +44.2081331319
 

ld13

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The telkomsa.net mailserver is in a class of its own.

Emails only started come through around 10 this morning since 5pm yesterday.
I do not agree with your statement that no emails came through from 5pm yesterday till 10am this morning. I sent and received email last night without a problem.

Following the news and SMS that there is a scam email on the Telkomsa.net server...
Technically probably true, but not the correct way to word it. It is simply a fraudulent email doing the rounds targeting telkomsa.net clients (probably not exclusively - I have a few of them in my spam box on non-telkomsa.net domains).

I experience that the web portal is mostly unreachable.
It loads for me, but I have not logged in though.
 

ld13

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Could be totally unrelated but it is still weird...

Domain Name: TELKOMSA.NET
Registrar: PSI-USA, Inc. dba Domain Robot

And

Domain Name: telkom.co.za
Registrar: Lexsynergy Limited
Nothing too weird. That is the registrar and not the registrant. That information is largely redacted these days :(
 

lkswan747

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Telkom email is unfortunately like a yoyo. I often get errors when accessing my email.
 

lowriderza

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Nothing too weird. That is the registrar and not the registrant. That information is largely redacted these days :(
Hence my disclaimer. I just find it weird that they are using an American Domain host? Was it the norm back in the day?
 
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