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It's possible to buy lost or stolen college e-mail accounts for as little as 16 cents

By Shawn Knight
Sep 10, 2014
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  1. Owning an e-mail address from an educational institution can have lots of benefits. There are a number of discounts that companies only offer to those with .edu accounts. For example, you can get a cheaper version of Amazon Prime, access...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Pretty scary that this exists. It doesn't surprise me though.
     
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,555   +2,898

    And here I am failing to understand, why someone would pay to have a college email. I don't see a difference between one email and another.
     
  4. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,511   +503

    It's clear, companies giving discounts to students, for example, Microsoft and Amazon.
     
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  5. Hexic

    Hexic TS Addict Posts: 283   +132

    I'm on the Purdue network, being a student there - and about 2-4 times per semester we will get an email requesting our user information. They're sent from a student .edu account, and they are phishing for more.
     
  6. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329


    Pretty obvious mate, paying 16cents for a discount which could net you $200-300 extra in the bank is a pretty good deal....
     
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