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msn messenger-tips.com scam [solved]

I got this IM from a coworker today:
Check out this web http://my-msn.servebeer.com it tells you who deleted or blocked you from their MSN

I click on the link and it redirects me to messenger-tips.com. messenger-tips.com asks me for my login info. Red flag!

I don’t know whether or not it actually tells if people blocked you or not, but if you do provide your login info, it logs in as you, kicks you off IM, and spams everyone in your contact list with the same message. Who knows what they do with your login info. But it’s a little scary to get IMs from friends/coworkers that aren’t from them. Needless to say, this is a scam.

Don’t give any person or site your login info that asks for it out of the blue! If you do get scammed by this, change your MSN password, and probably any other accounts that you use that same password with (you know you do).

Escalating myspace spam arrrgh [unsolved]

Myspace spam and wordpress spam have always been a minor annoyance, but has anyone else noticed a dramatic increase in April?

MySpace Friend Request Clarice would like to be added as one of your friends! Mon Apr 02, 2007 3k
MySpace Friend Request Ida would like to be added as one of your friends! Mon Apr 02, 2007 3k
MySpace Friend Request Shannon would like to be added as one of your friends! Mon Apr 02, 2007 3k
New MySpace Message New message from Chickeee on MySpace sent on 4/1/2007 11:35 PM Sun Apr 01, 2007 3k
New MySpace Message New message from Gurleee on MySpace sent on 4/1/2007 6:27 PM Sun Apr 01, 2007 3k
New MySpace Message New message from SeXXXie on MySpace sent on 4/1/2007 6:00 PM Sun Apr 01, 2007 3k
New MySpace Message New message from SeXXXie on MySpace sent on 4/1/2007 5:05 PM Sun Apr 01, 2007 3k
MySpace Friend Request Connor would like to be added as one of your friends! Sun Apr 01, 2007 3k
New MySpace Message New message from HunnyBunzz on MySpace sent on 4/1/2007 2:16 PM Sun Apr 01, 2007 3k
Myspace Spam

There are wordpress hacks you can do to cut down on wordpress spam, but I don’t know of any techniques on cutting down myspace spam. Anyone have any suggestions? This looks like something myspace will have to fix, not something the user can do much about.

I know you can disable email notifications, but I would like to get the occasional alert when I actually do get a message or friend request on myspace.

–edit–

I finally cracked down and installed some anti-spam software for my wordpress blogs. Spam Karma 2.3 and Bad Behavior together work great! Spam Karma was especially helpful in quickly sorting and bulk deleting my 279 spam comments in moderation.