Igor's Blog

I've received a curious email this morning for my other blog's (300 George Street Blogumentary) catch-all email address. The title was all in Arabic and came from 24Option Team. At first I thought it was a typical kind of spam email, but decided to have a look and found that it contained a username and a password for 24Option.

Here's what the email looked like (original and then a translated version).
24option1.png

24option2.png


I didn't know what 24Option was so Googled it. I was immediately presented with dozens of hits all along the lines of 'is 24 Option a scam?' Many of the reviews I read were adamant in saying that it was not indeed a scam. However many of these reviews were on quite questionable sites themselves so I didn't quite believe any of it.



Still I wanted to see if that username and password worked. They did! I was able to log in and change the password. I also contacted their customer support via live chat and asked how and when this account was created because I certainly didn't do it. At first they told me that the account doesn't exist! That was odd because I was logged into it!

After some further searching they tracked down the account as having been created in...surprise surprise...UAE. Explains all the Arabic.

I asked to have the account terminated and they complied.

So I'm still not sure if it was some kind of elaborate scam to have me signed up or if it was some random person signing up a random email address, but my gut feeling is 24Option is a shady business and I wouldn't go near it.

At the same time I disabled the catch-all email on my domain.

-i

,
About — I'm an enthusiastic software engineer and consultant interested in many fields including J2EE, programming, electronics, 3D printing, video games, wood working and gardening.
See my Resume for more information.
The views expressed in this blog are my own and not those of my employer.
comments powered by Disqus
My other posts you may like...
Programming, DIY, Games, Hacks, Tech and more.
Follow me on...
Current and Past Projects
See my Resume

Subscribe


RSS Feed

My Other Web Sites

Igor and Elise's Travels
Riverside Expressway Cam
300 George St Blogumentary

My Online Tools

UUID to OID Converter
Guru JSON-RPC Tester
Extrudifier Object Designer
Travel ┬ÁBlog

Recent Blog Posts

Base64 Encode or Decode on the command line without installing extra tools on Linux, Windows or macOS

How to install Panel Glide Blinds from Blinds Online

Showing whitespace characters in vi

Using Jackson to automatically convert Java POJOs to JSON as output of a Jersey service

Enable quick access to the keyboard and emoji viewer in macOS

How to tell if your site is served via CloudFlare

Googe Cloud Platform doesn't support CloudFlare's free edge certificates

Fixing the invalid private key error in the Google Cloud Platform App Engine app Settings page

Cleaning the sticky PlayStation controller analogue thumb sticks

Invoking interactive shell scripts non-interactively

Recent Galleries

Space Food - Chocolate Ice Cream with Chocolate Chips

Legeod Star Wars AT-DP kit

DIY spare parts computer build with a RAIDMAX Anura case

Fake 'Lepin' brand Lego packaging

Hardwood garden bench with clear resin void filler

Fixing a 3D printer extruder that stopped heating up

Easily increase disk space in a Lenovo Ideapad 100S 14" laptop with an M.2 SSD

Making a multi-piece 3D printed solder spool holder stand

DIY indoor apartment grow light wiring

Good Friday Electronics fun Easter Bunny LED PCB Kit IBEABU-01.0

Top Categories

Blogs I follow

Matt Moores Blog
Georgi's FlatPress Guide
Perplexing Permutations
The Security Sleuth

Friends

RAWS Parts Online
Alpha Dimensions Hosting
Kristensen Photography
Ilia Rogatchevski
Travelling Fairy

Blog Activity

Blog Activity
Follow me on... 
     
...or subscribe for updates!

Don't show this again