By Jamie Boyle
Block Delete Alert!!!Yesterday I received a link through Windows Live Chat from a contact of mine linking me to BlockDelete.com All there was, was just a link and nothing more and it was a little weird to me. What BlockDelete's website does is captures your Windows Live Messenger Details which you give to get this suppose to be free service to find out who blocked you on MSN Messenger from their contact lists.
What happens when you sign up for this and enter your information you are then logged in onto another computer which they now have access to all your contact lists. What they then do is begin spamming people sending them the link from your account and getting others to do the same. So if you get a message from one of your contacts with just a link people should question this even though they know its suppose to be coming from a trusted contact.
Many of us use MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger and Skype just to name a few in which this person may be trying other Messenging sites as well. We all use these nice tools for us to communicate with family, friends, co-workers and people also use this as a nice way for business as well which saves a ton on long distance. We should inform as many people as we can about this latest scam or hacker to say so that people are aware of not to do when they get such a link.
Yeah unfortunately I was a victim of Block Delete scam as well. I had all the warning signs of a scam but I went ahead and did it anyways as it came from someone I knew. That’s how Block Delete works so well, people usually trust the person it came from.
Also the link that is being sent to people is ww.dont-miss-this.com I left out the other “w” in the address as I dont want that link linking to block Delete. He is using that address that redirects to Block Delete. He will also continue to change the URL that redirects as MSN I beleive is fighting this hacker as we speak. You cannot type in those two URL’s dont-miss-this.com and blockdelete.com
People should strongly think what they do before doing it, I never do, had all the warning signs telling me not too but did anyways. People should change their password right away and also log out of MSN Messenger right away as I beleive that shuts down the other MSN on their computer as well and then re-log back in.
People should also try and send a personal email from another account warning people not to do this, and explain why. We need to stop this guy from doing this to people. Just make sure you don’t fall victim of this stuff. I also went did a google search on and typed in “who is” which shows you who registered that web adresss by typing in the domain on one of the search results that come up. It was registered by GoDaddy and is a private registration. He doesn not want to be found.
Always be weary on entering in other log in information on others websites. Do background research and the best thing to do is, “do nothing at all” don’t sign up, enter data, nothing. Close the website and like the saying goes follow your gut if you have any weird feelings concerning a website.
The good thing is that MSN Messenger is helping stop this block delete scam, hacker. I would suggest if you have any personal information on your email account to forward it to another or delete it as this Block Delete hacker could have access to personal information of yours.
Lets work together, share this information with family and friends so that other people don’t fall victims of this Block delete.com or dont-miss-this.com scam.
If by chance you did sign up to that what you need to do is CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD IMMEDIATELY. You can log into your account and then click on the right hand side "options" then you can see your personal information and change the password immdediately. Also if your other contacts were sucked into this scam as well make sure you let your contacts know as well. Together we will stop this BlockDelete.com scam that is relatively new that came out. I checked and that website was registered in March '07. Just be on the look out as well for any future changes this person does as I heard he changes the URL once a week to redirect new people to this scam site.
Make sure you share this information with others so they don't become the next victim of this BlockDelete scam.
I have created a blog all about Block Delete scam that is going on and I will keep it updated all the time with the latest news concerning BlockDelete.com at Warning Block Delete Scam- BlockDelete.com Feel free to either leave comments here or over on my blog there as well.
Looking out for you,
Friday, December 7, 2007
By Jamie Boyle