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January 03, 2012, 08:54:12 PM
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I received an email today that probably was specifically targeted towards Mt. Gox users.
I'm not sure how they knew that I use Mt. Gox, but possibly they simply target everybody.

Here is the email (I removed the parts specific to my email):

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Subject: [Mt.Gox] Your account is currently pending review.
From:info@mtgox.com
Reply-To:info@mtgox.com
MIME-Version:1.0
Content-Type: text/html;
Message-Id: <E1Ri1qh-001EPr-Nz@de1.imhoster.net>
Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2012 12:44:07 +0200
X-AntiAbuse: This header was added to track abuse, please include it with any abuse report
X-AntiAbuse: Originator/Caller UID/GID - [1113 1109] / [47 12]
X-AntiAbuse: Sender Address Domain - de1.imhoster.net

<HTML>Dear Mt.Gox user,<br>
<br>
Your account is currently pending review, please visit <a href='http://www.mtgqx.tk/forms/verification'>https://mtgox.com/forms/verification</a><br>
For those users who have had their accounts marked for review, an explanation of why were are implementing these security measures can be found here:<br>
<br>
<a href='http://www.mtgqx.tk/entries/20471711-security-measures-explained'>Security Measures Explained</a><br>
<br>
�Verified� Accounts are eligible for monthly/daily transaction limits of up to 5 times the monthly limit and 10 times the daily limit.<br>
<br>
In order to apply for the �Verified� account status please attach a copy of the following documents:<br>
- Your government issued photo ID (passport, permanent residence card or driver�s license) and<br>
- A scan of either your monthly utility bill (power, phone, TV, gas, water, etc.) or a certificate of residency issued by your local government.<br>
<br>
Thanks, <br>
The Mt.Gox team
</HTML>

Notice that the domain is actually www.mtgqx.tk

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January 03, 2012, 08:59:43 PM
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You aren't cool unless you are on the mtgox spam email list.

Do not waste your time debating whether Bitcoin can work. It does work.

"Early adopters will profit" is not a sufficient condition to classify something as a pyramid or Ponzi scheme. If it was, Apple and Microsoft stock are Ponzi schemes.

There is no such thing as "market manipulation." There is only buying and selling.
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January 03, 2012, 09:00:27 PM
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Notice that the domain is actually www.mtgqx.tk

It no longer works
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January 03, 2012, 09:25:38 PM
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i got the same, except that it was relayed via some freemail.ru service.

i suggest everyone to report such url's here:
http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/
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