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Brian60

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Re: Spam emails
« on: March 11, 2014, 07:06:42 PM »

 I really thought these emails had died out, apparently not!.....


Good morning!
 
You have the penalty for public services.
The certificate is in the attached ZIP-file.
You have to verify it before May 10th 2014. Your account: TQD/36193.
Differently you'll gain legal action.
 
Faithfully yours, head of Police station #31.


Of course I opened the zip file, infected my computer with a gaziilion malware/viruses/spyware and laid open all my passwords and bank details :D {-)
 

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Re: Huh? Come again?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 11:39:50 PM »

sfunny you should say that...i know another guy from Hull..who did the same thing...i could give you his email ad {-) ..then you can compare viruses....
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Re: Huh? Come again?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2014, 08:17:32 AM »

Who ever their english teacher is - give him/her a medal  :-))
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Re: Spam emails
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2014, 09:16:43 AM »


I got a spam email this week requiring me to appear in court , London.... I hope it was spam!

CAREFUL opening unsolicited email, no matter how genuine they look and especially if;
1. If they don't have your full ( or no name at all )
2. NEVER open attachments.
3. Hover mouse over link to see if they are going to where they say they are going to! ( eg. hover mouse over this link - BBC News - and look at real link in your browser status bar. NB. Link IS safe to click. )
 
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Re: Spam emails
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2014, 02:56:46 PM »

I'd just like to point out that one email is going out at the moment which could catch you out. It's a tax notice and contains a 'form' to fill in - this is actually an executable program within a .ZIP archive.

The address of the sender appears to be genuine - no-reply@hmrc.gov.uk

Don't open it!
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Re: Spam emails
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2014, 03:07:17 PM »

What - from the biggest crooks in the business  %)
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Re: Spam emails
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2014, 03:23:18 PM »

 If you have given Her Majesty's Ripoff and Conmen
your email address you deserve nothing less.

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Re: Spam emails
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2014, 05:19:31 PM »

I wouldn't like to open genuine ones either, but at least the genuine one won't infect your computer!
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Re: Spam emails
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2014, 07:58:31 PM »

I'd just like to point out that one email is going out at the moment which could catch you out. It's a tax notice and contains a 'form' to fill in - this is actually an executable program within a .ZIP archive.

The address of the sender appears to be genuine - no-reply@hmrc.gov.uk

Don't open it!


A big giveaway on that one was the final line..... mentions a customer service number which is toll free.
No British Governement agency would use such an Americanism
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