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Other Seattle pole school student getting fraud e-mail

My friend that runs the other pole school in Seattle has "teaser" classes that give you a sampling of pole dance classes. One of her students got the following e-mail after registering, NOT from my friend the school owner, but signed with her name:

"Hi Lindsay,

My name is Angi and I am the other woman for whom you made the teacher
training contract. Thank you.

I need verification for your order ( Teaser - Friday August 22nd 5-6pm
). I need your credit card information for verification your order. I
need ASAP.

Thank you!

Obviously they were fishing for her student's credit card number. But I'm wondering how they got her student's name, e-mail and the class the student signed up for. I just e-mailed her back after she sent this to me and asked if she was using an un-secure internet connection. Because I can't think of any other way they could get the name and e-mail and class registration of one of her students.


Several ways:

1. Does your fellow teacher keep roster lists that students fill out with email addresses? If so, maybe someone went "Dumpster Diving" and found those records in the trash.

With a list of email addresses and knowing the name of the school, such an email would be EASY to do.

2. It's *possible* that someone is monitoring the internet connections, but if she's not on a network then I'm not sure how easy that would be to do

3. Maybe she has some malware on her computer that suceeded in grabbing her email contacts list.