Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Fake Funeral notification by Dirtbags!

***UPDATE*** To This Post Is Located Here:
http://beardog321.blogspot.com/2014/01/my-eubank-funeral-update.html

I notified the real funeral home about this low-life with the following note-
"Someone is using your funeral homes good name and even colors as a phishing scheme to folks who might have recently lost a loved one. They even copied the copyright/web design by Frazer Consultants data.
This is serious, and just letting you know, and giving you a heads up, because you may be getting calls regarding it.
I did a screenshot of their notice, which I am going to post on my website."

There was a link attached which I didn't add because it can only be trouble. If someone wants it, I'll send it to you, and it starts out with:

From the Desk of:
William D. Harasym

From: Eubank Funeral Home
Sent: ‎Wednesday‎, ‎January‎ ‎15‎, ‎2014 ‎9‎:‎20‎ ‎AM
To: williamharasym@msn.com

Eubank
Funeral Home & Cremation Services

For this unprecedented event, we offer our deepest prayers of condolence and invite to you to be present at the
celebration of your friends life service on Thursday, January 17, 2014 that will take place at Eubank
Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m.

Please find invitation and more detailed information about the farewell ceremony here.

Best wishes and prayers,

Funeral home receptionist,
Arnav Bennett

Copyright 2014 Funeral Home Website Design By: Frazer Consultants LLC

95 comments:

Unknown said...

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Eubank Funeral Home (info@drvrelabs.com)Add to contacts 6:45 AM
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Eubank
Funeral Home & Cremation Services

For this unprecedented event, we offer our deepest prayers of condolence and invite to you to be present at the
celebration of your friends life service on Thursday, January 17, 2014 that will take place at Eubank
Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m.

Please find invitation and more detailed information about the farewell ceremony here .

Best wishes and prayers,

Funeral home receptionist,
Noah Klein

Copyright 2014 Funeral Home Website Design By: Frazer Consultants LLC

Suzanne Macenas said...

I got the exact same notice today, but I have had no one pass that was close to me, so did some investigation and found your website. You're right these are scum dogs, and they need to get a life..

Suzanne Macenas said...

I got the same fake funeral notice from the same dirtbags. I have had no one pass recently that was a close friend or relative, so I did some investigating, and found your identical notification.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for putting this out there. I just received this, and it was nice to be able to discount it without clicking on the link! I appreciate it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this! The garbage email origination is my usual tipoff:
jimmyo@emailc21.com

When it's not related to the business listed I know it's a scam.

roadrashes1 said...

This was not funny. My father just passed away a few days ago and could not be buried due to the weather. I thought he was being transferred o another funeral home. These people deserve Karma with NO lube

Anonymous said...

i got the same thing,but ive had nobody i know pass, so got a little worried, looking at the properties of the email, it is from mbuchan@robertschevrolet.net
to many roberts chevrolet to look for this person, but yes, what a $^Y**^%...Glad i found this page...

Anonymous said...

I got this today too. Thanks for posting & emailing Eubank.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, these guys are scum.

Copy the URL in the spam, and paste it into the google phishing site:

https://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/

Anonymous said...

Received it too. What a load of crap.

Anonymous said...

Same here. My uncle has been very ill. Thanks again. Karma!

Anonymous said...

I too received this email from


Eubank
Funeral Home & Cremation Services


For this unprecedented event, we offer our deepest prayers of condolence and invite to you to be present at the celebration of your friends life service on Thursday, January 17, 2014 that will take place at Eubank Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m.

Please find invitation and more detailed information about the farewell ceremony here .

Best wishes and prayers,

Funeral home receptionist,
Angel Hayden


Copyright 2014 Funeral Home Website Design By: Frazer Consultants LLC

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post. I also got this email this morning. An obvious clue that something was "up" is that the date is incorrect. January 17th is on Friday this year!

Anonymous said...

I received one of these today, checked online found this, did not open....

buzztanut said...

Eubank
Funeral Home & Cremation Services

For this unprecedented event, we offer our deepest prayers of condolence and invite to you to be present at the
celebration of your friends life service on Thursday, January 17, 2014 that will take place at Eubank
Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m.

Please find invitation and more detailed information about the farewell ceremony here .

Best wishes and prayers,

Funeral home receptionist,
Alexander Mueller

Copyright 2014 Funeral Home Website Design By: Frazer Consultants LLC

Anonymous said...

Received this same email this morning at work. How low can people go.

Anonymous said...

I believe that this email is a phishing scam related to the recent Target store data theft. I wish Target would set up a place to forward things like this so they can be investigated. I have received another email from a fake energy company that I think is related to Target too.

Anonymous said...

nice that they change up the name of the "receptionist" each time. mine said:

"Best wishes and prayers,

Funeral home receptionist,
Jack Hunter"

scum of the earth.
appalling!

StarThrower55 said...

I got the same notice. Fortunately, it arrived in my spam mail or I might not have been as wary of it. I also noticed that it didn't name the person who had supposedly passed (a big red flag!) nor the city and state of the funeral home. Are we all notifying the funeral home or just the person who launched this page?

Joy & light to all EXCEPT the dirtbag spammers!

StarThrower55 said...

Postscript: They're not being that picky so as to choose people who have recently lost some one. I haven't lost a friend or family member in the last 10 years. They've probably just bought a spammer's mailing list and are spamming folks across the board.

Kelley Anne said...

I have to disagree about your Target related theory. I got one of these emails too, and I do so at Target often, but I haven't had a bank account in over a year and a half so they're is no way, as a cash paying customer that these scam lovers got my email from the Target data hack. People just suck and there is no one to blame but the people who did this awful scam.

Anonymous said...

I am a director at the real Eubank Funeral Home in Canton Texas. I can assure you we do not send out service invitations. We only send a email if you subscribe to our webpage that notifies you we have added a new obituary. I am very sorry to everyone who has received this. I hope we are able to find this person and punish him/her to the extent of the law.

Anonymous said...

No body commented these came from a Toyota dealer!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

came from Rodland Toyota Everett Wa.

Marjo said...

We received the same notice today. It was particularly upsetting because we just lost two elderly parents and a third is 90 and seriously ill in a nursing home out of state.

They are disgusting, and immoral to use such a format to advertised.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I received one today too. Mine was signed

Best wishes and prayers,

Funeral home receptionist,
Daniel Paul

Scumbags!

Anonymous said...

I just got one today as well which is lame because i actually did have a friend that passed away today

Melissa B said...

same here, and the email @ was from skihi.com, a Fort Worth, TX mechanical contractor email - interesting, since we are in CT.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know what the phishing was for? I got this this morning, had recently lost someone and opened the link on my iPhone. I got an no URL error message. I hope this means my phone was not infected, but can't tell. Any advice would be appreciated...

Anonymous said...

Got one too. Looked phony, no address, no name of the departed. Didn't click the link.

Anonymous said...

I received this email as well, I attended a funeral today (at 11:00am) and was tempted to open it up...until I noticed the error with the date...so I googled same and wound up here...thanks for the heads up!

Andrea Wiggins said...

I received this today, as well, but did not open it. I did a quick search and found this blog. Thanks for the heads up.

Anonymous said...

If you received this email, you should report/forward it to the FTC.

http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0003-phishing#report phishing emails

It's heinous and disgusting to send such a thing.

I feel so bad for the people that said they actually just lost someone close to them and then got this.

Anonymous said...

I just received this as well. The email looked suspicious so I didn't open. I have relatives near Eubank, Kentucky so I did a search just to check. Fake emails are getting to be a real problem and can be dangerous if opened. I put them on a blocked list and eventually a particular strain will cease. Unfortunately they are always replaced by others. The only way to prevent them is to change email address often. That is terribly inconvenient but works at least for a while. So many vendors sell email lists and we end up paying a high price for their greed.

Anonymous said...

I JUST received this email at 12:01 AM so that was suspicious to start. I also don't know anyone in Texas. I googled the name and found this link. Thanks. I've reported them and I suggest anyone else that gets this email reports them as well.

Anonymous said...

I looked at the real Eubank Funeral Home's website and they have a message up about the spam. I don't know if they've reported it or not.

Anonymous said...

I just got this same email. I thought for a minute or two it could be someone I knew, and that wasn't humorous at all. I didn't click on the link until I did some checking, and realized it was spam, but for a moment I thought a friend had passed.

I'm passing this along to the funeral home and to my State Attorney General. Not nice at all.

Anonymous said...

You are encouraged to forward the spam email to the federal government at - spam@uce.gov Also send it to your ISP provider at their webmaster address so they can try to track the source. Don't open the email as you know.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I was affected by the target hack and all the sudden started receiving this email and others like it. So most likely that's how they got my email address as well. Tho I am sure that is not their only source.

Jaimee said...

Yep, I got the same email this morning and like the rest of you I didn't know of anyone passing. I Googled "email from eubanks funeral home" and found this blog.Wow, the nerve of some people!

Anonymous said...

I also got it and lost two people in our families last week. This is cruel. I of course googled the funeral home and know it has nothing to do with our losses. I hope they get in trouble.

Anonymous said...

I got the exact thing today except that the name was changed to Arnav Gregory.

What a bunch of scum.

Anonymous said...

Just got this too. There is a scumbag Scott Klein here in Brooklyn who would not be above sending garbage like this.
Scum to scum... wonder if they are related?

Anonymous said...

I got it today, thanks for posting this so that it was easy to see it was fake. I am notifying our security team at our work and reporting this.

Eubank
Funeral Home & Cremation Services


For this unprecedented event, we offer our deepest prayers of condolence and invite to you to be present at the
celebration of your friends life service on Thursday, January 17, 2014 that will take place at Eubank
Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m.

Please find invitation and more detailed information about the farewell ceremony here .

Best wishes and prayers,

Funeral home receptionist,
Matias Byrd

Anonymous said...

Got the same fake email supposedly from a funeral home as well as a fake energy email saying I owed over $500 for electric and gas. I never used a credit card at Target (always pay cash) so I don't think it is related to the theft of credit card info for target purchases. But this is sinking really low to send one out pretending to be from a funeral home.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand this. Am I to believe there is nothing that can be done to the parties sending this (possibly) very cruel email. Surely the source is traceable. Is there no regulation violated here?? Can any one enlighten on this???

Anonymous

Dr Jan Vanderpool said...

I received this funeral announcement email and was initially terrified to read further. I am of the age where many of my friends and relatives are starting to pass on. Even though it was suspicious with no name of the deceased and no address of the facility, emotion got the best of me and I clicked on the link on my Blackberry. Fortunately I received a message that the site was not available. Whoever is responsible for these types of scams should be fed to ravenous dogs after being smeared with hamburger meat.

Anonymous said...

thanks for your post I did have someone very close to me die and I thought it was about him. These people are sick I really know they will get caught some day.
appalling

Anonymous said...

I just got one too. Glad I found this. What a scam! It was from a work email address so I called them and left a message. Their email was hijacked. Anyway do not click These guys are punks.

Anonymous said...

If you hold your mouse over the name on the email it is iancrawford@chaselegal.com.....I hope that helps and that you find this sleazebag to prosecute him

Anonymous said...

The name of the receptionist on mine was Richard Koch. The date did give it away, that and the fact I know no one in Texas.

Anonymous said...

Got the same email! It made me wonder for a minute because my friends mom just died! Then I looked this up. How crappy!

Anonymous said...

PS - My email was from paul@analyticstress.com

Anonymous said...

I just received this and my father did pass away a few days ago. I would like a few minutes alone with the people responsible for this distasteful act.....

Anonymous said...

The IP address traces to Russia!

Unknown said...

I got this today, a few hours after my aunt passed away. How the hell does that happen? Scum of the earth!

Anonymous said...

I got the same one. They're pretty stupid if they're going to tell me about a memorial occurring at 11:00, but send it out at 5:00 pm. I hope there's a way they can be caught!

Anonymous said...

I just got it. Mine was from imports@class-ic.com. And it arrived kind of late for an 11 am funeral. People who do this are lower than scum.

Anonymous said...

Oh... And they have a HUGE bank of receptionists! My notice came with this...Funeral home receptionist,
Angel Dillon

claybiz said...

Same post came to me - Jan 17th - receptionist is Suraj Mckinney. What a bunch of dirtbags.

WhereFromHere said...

My receptionist is Jack Coleman and the sender's address was sue@selfcatercornwall.co.UK. I also got the fake bill from PG&E saying I owed over $500!! I do shop at Target so I wonder if they got my email from my use of the Target Cartwheel app.

Anonymous said...

The dirt bags get your names when you answer pop ups or questionnaires on the Internet. the thing to do is have an alias for you internet address and use it for questionable responses. this way if you get spammed you can delete it and make a new one without changing your primary address.

Anonymous said...

I just got this today as well. This is cruel for those who just lost a friend like me. I knew the family was getting to have the somethig, but when I saw this, I was upset that I missed it! I just thought it was a typo with the date!! But then I quickly realized, dummy! Its in your junk mail..think, think, think! Glad I saw these posts.

Anonymous said...

i cant beleve somebody be so hartless mean. i got this message and opened it because it looked totally real. im scarred because a viruses is now on my computer. is this gonna cost me $$$ to fix? i wish people wouldent send those mean emails out and reck up are computer.i can only pray for hartless people to change there evil ways.

Anonymous said...

received this notice today, and figured it must be scam. Thanks for the corroboration.

Anonymous said...

sd160.nfrance.com ( [80.247.227.34])


80.247.227.0 - 80.247.227.255

When suspicious, I look up the header on the message and go to the message source.
the ip range is as above and from RIPE, In France to be exact.

Gary Petersen said...

sd160.nfrance.com ( [80.247.227.34])


80.247.227.0 - 80.247.227.255

When suspicious, I look up the header on the message and go to the message source.
the ip range is as above and from RIPE, In France to be exact.

Anonymous said...

I also just got the exact same one. Is there a way to shut them down?

Anonymous said...

I have received three of these to date, from two separate "funeral homes". They read nearly the same. What a lousy thing to do IF you have any humanness...they apparently do not have any, nor do they have any shame. One can only hope that they will feel the range of emotions that they have put upon the recipients of these emails....you sow what you reap.

Anonymous said...

I did a google search for "condolence letter" earlier this week and received this email today with "condolence letter" as the subject. Coincidence?

Anonymous said...

I also got one of these today. The horrible thing is that 3 people I know have passed away this week - they made it sound like the funeral home was in the next town over from me so that was lame as well - I was weary from the start so did research and did not click on the link.

Anonymous said...

We got the same message today, on the 19th. I didn't recognize the name of the funeral home, then realized the date and day of the week were incorrect so did a search for the name of the funeral home and found you blog. Thanks for posting. I will post the message that came to us. It is signed by the name of a person we "could" know. These scammers design messages to the persons they send them to. I, too hope they are caught and punished! See following:
Eubank Funeral Home & Cremation Services

For this unprecedented event, we offer our deepest prayers of condolence and invite to you to be present at the
celebration of your friends life service on Thursday, January 17, 2014 that will take place at Eubank
Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m.

Please find invitation and more detailed information about the farewell ceremony here .

Best wishes and prayers,

Funeral home receptionist,
Daniel Miller

Copyright 2014 Funeral Home Website Design By: Frazer Consultants LLC

Anonymous said...

I received the same email today. I just learned of a relative (whom I'd never had the chance to meet) die in a fire a few days ago and I've been waiting to hear some/any info about the funeral.. What a coincidence.. Not cool.. Thanks for letting us know this is a fraud email.

beachlee said...

I too have been receiving this email for the past 3 days. Knew it was not for real, who sends funeral invitations by email anyway? I feel bad for the company that got hacked. Always wonder how the scum gets our email addresses?26435452

Anonymous said...

From the Chuck Barris stages in Hollywood, California, here come the newlyweds!

Yes it's the Newlywed Game. And now let's meet our newlywed couples for today: couple #1 married just five weeks meet Ed and Karen Howard; couple #2 married just twelve months meet Everette and Mary Kelvin; couple #3 married just three weeks meet Larry and Sarah Niles; and couple #4 married just two months meet Nick and Fran Anterman.

Those are our newlywed couples for today. And now here's your host, the star of The Newlywed Game, Bob Eubanks!

Anonymous said...

To the dumbass spammer:
January 17 was a Friday, not a Thursday . Dead give away idiot!!

Anonymous said...

Got it, too. Glad I Googled to find this.

Anonymous said...

I also go the same email only mine was signed Funeral home receptionist,
Ethan Owens

Eubank
Funeral Home & Cremation Services

For this unprecedented event, we offer our deepest prayers of condolence and invite to you to be present at the
celebration of your friends life service on Thursday, January 23, 2014 that will take place at Eubank
Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m.

Please find invitation and more detailed information about the farewell ceremony here .

Best wishes and prayers,

Funeral home receptionist,
Ethan Owens

Anonymous said...

Same email here. amusing because mine just came today for an even yesterday. I don't know anyone who died recently either so I knew it was a fake the second I saw it. Typical phishing scam.

For this unprecedented event, we offer our deepest prayers of condolence and invite to you to be present at the
celebration of your friends life service on Sunday, January 26, 2014 that will take place at Eubank
Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m.

Please find invitation and more detailed information about the farewell ceremony here .

Best wishes and prayers,

Funeral home receptionist,
Arnav Chang

Anonymous said...

i don't shop at Target, I'm not trailer trash, and I get these emails. You're a moron.

reb d said...

same email today.(Jan 27) I did lose a dear friend week ago, but her service was this past Saturday and in the town she lived in. I decided to research to see if the funeral home existed. It just has spam written all over it, but how many people might be so broken hearted that they respond? Thank you for contacting the funeral home and letting them know!

Anonymous said...

Received the 'notice' today. Didn't fall for it. But mine says anthony marks receptionist. I believe it is another phishing expedition. I believe its from nigeria. I've bern getting friend requests from ppl.from nigeria. Um no. I enjoy the BNA bank of nigeria and my 10.5mill$ not this girl. I won't fall for these crazies.

Anonymous said...

Just a thot. When u go into differeny stores some ask for ur zip code and others ask if you'd like to be on their email list. Target neiman marcus macys ocean state among others ask for it. We have become numbers and emails to them!!

Anonymous said...

Same one and it could be out of Elmore Toyota in Garden Grove Cal. We got an ad from them in mail with a very strange personal return address too. Had a friend from san diego die and his relatives were from Texas or i would never have chased this email. They sent two after i tried to trace it! Hope casket ghosts eat their tongues and fingers and eyes!

Wyoming Beardog said...

Thanks for everyone's concern.

These evil folks have reached a new low, but to be honest, I think they are capable of far worst. They want your hard earned money, and will try and achieve that goal through any method, even this funeral home scam.

They are bastards, and need to be taken out, metaphorically of course, not assassinated, but they need to do hard time in prison, in a nice Russian Gulag.

Here was my follow-up to this post: http://beardog321.blogspot.com/2014/01/my-eubank-funeral-update.html

Thanks for visiting my website.

Anonymous said...

SCAM IS STILL GOING I GOT IT TODAY
FROM EUBANKS FUNERAL HOME 2-2-14
SAID FROM NAGATOR..
SANDY

Anonymous said...

Live on the East Coast and got one this morning.

Anonymous said...

I've gotten it twice in the last week...my relatives must be dropping like flies!

Anonymous said...

Received same letter from Eubank Funeral Home today.

Anonymous said...

I just received one of these in my spam folder. The intermediary seems to be from Russia.

This is a portion of the hidden header of the email:

Received: from 127.0.0.1 (EHLO ip-rehwood.net) (198.171.172.247)
by mta1156.mail.bf1.yahoo.com with SMTPS; Tue, 04 Feb 2014 13:24:47 -0800
Received: from svetmir.ru (77.221.130.18.addr.datapoint.ru [77.221.130.18])
(authenticated bits=0)
by ip-rehwood.net (8.14.5/8.14.5) with ESMTP id s14LOhEg029997
for ; Tue, 4 Feb 2014 21:24:46 GMT


"XXX" is one of my email addies.

Looks like Eubanks is the victim of a hack.

Anonymous said...

first of all dying is a "PRECEDENTED EVENT" so if you opened this.. shame on you

Anonymous said...

Got the Eubank notice today. This is disgusting.
It's an obvious hoax, almost a laughable one except that they are hurting a real live business and lots of real live people.
mine came from
whippersnappersnh.com
which looks to be a pub in New Hampshire.

Anonymous said...

Received it this morning. We had our family dog cremated three days ago and thought they were notifying us, but thought it looked phishy. So we didn't click on the link.

Anonymous said...

And mine was signed by " Mason Mack." Dirtbags=no click.

John de said...

Yes what a bunch jerks whoever is doing this cap, I got one the other day it said SME as all of you , except diff dates mine Feb 9th 2014 and receptionist name is mason berg , the internet is getting very bad for things like the , i got another type of email from the Oklahoma clerk of courts for a court date coming up and I live in Florida and never been to Oklahoma I looked that one up and its a scam also ,
Scumbqgs for sure, be careful to all..

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