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T-shirt spam

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:37 am
by vegivamp
Hey,

I just got a very brief mail suggesting I buy Linux Mint t-shirts, and I'm almost 100% sure that this is spam... Perhaps worth looking into and taking action? Don't wnat people to think they're supporting Mint and you guys not seeing a dime off it.
From email:
Return-Path: fardin@crazyapk.com
Given the address where I got it, I very much suspect the guy got a copy of the security breach some years back.

/Johan

Re: T-shirt spam

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:19 am
by Dr. Octagon
Same SPAM goes for me... but, if I remember right, I have changed my email-address after the leak - he even got the new one?!

Re: T-shirt spam

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:05 am
by fromWinToLin
How did the spammer collect our email addresses? I thought our email addresses are private?

I received the spam yesterday, 8/1.

Re: T-shirt spam

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:27 am
by Terryphi
I received it too yesterday but it was blocked by my provider's spam filter. I know the address it was sent to has been the subject of data breaches in the past, not only but including the Linux Mint forum. You can check your email address at the excellent Have I been pwned? site https://haveibeenpwned.com/

Re: T-shirt spam

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:31 am
by Moem
fromWinToLin wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:05 am
How did the spammer collect our email addresses?
Probably has something to do with this.

Re: T-shirt spam

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:47 pm
by SWIN
Looked nice, so I bought one! :D

Payed with PayPal, and the site looked legit.

If nothing arrives, I hope the nice guys at PayPal will sort it out.

Nothing taken from account yet.

Re: T-shirt spam

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:08 am
by Rocky Bennett
I got the email, I suspected a scam but I opened it up no problems. I did not buy one.

Re: T-shirt spam

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:51 pm
by rene
As to previous two replies: you potentially not getting the t-shirt is not the issue as suspected/reported by OP; seller giving the impression of this being an official Linux Mint product by using the copyrighted Linux Mint logo is: giving the impression of (some percentage of) proceeds from t-shirt sales going to the Linux Mint project, whereas OP suspects this to not be the case.

Re: T-shirt spam

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:04 am
by SWIN
Mine just shipped, will post picture of it when it arrives.

Re: T-shirt spam

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:38 am
by Eradan
Maybe I'm missing something, but you're buying from a SPAMMER?! And possibly one that either participated in THIS, or obtained a list MADE by those that DID!

I'd rather buy one from the Linux Mint Store, at least they get the catchphrase right, at least! That way, I KNOW I'm helping support Linux Mint, rather than the <expletives_deleted> that SPAMMED me, tried to COMPROMISE my personal info (via the database crack), and tried to sully the good name of Linux Mint in the process!

Re: T-shirt spam

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:02 pm
by Valsodar
What a coincidence - I made a t-shirt with the same logo and color 3 months ago. Only the incription I used was different.
I wouldn't be surprised if someone of my fellow countrymen saw me in this t-shirt and decided to copy the idea, just like any self-respecting Bulgarian. :roll: Stealing the ideas of others is what we do best.