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  1. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Anyone else getting these lately. Look at the amaturish quality of the message body. I hope no one here on wilders would click on the link in one of these phony e-mails
     

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  2. Eldar

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    Yes, I've receive these messages almost daily at my work. :doubt:
    But there's always someone who really believes its a genuine message. :(
    Not me, they end up immediately in my Trash. :D
     
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    maybe they are poor and need just money to survive....;)

    they just want some support from you :)
     
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    hi bigc
    I've been reading about these scams-there was an intersting article in this:
     
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    Here's a more advanced one. :mad:
     

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    In this case the link's not the link, the message is made of an image and this whole image is the link to the fisher's site. It's a weekly bore.
     
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    Hi meneer, ;)
    No, there's a link, but I took a screenshot of the message and this link is active. I surely wouldn't want to post the message in question.
    It looks like a genuine message, even the layout looks professional. :mad:
     
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    :) I didn't react on your posting the image, I just experienced that the identical mail that I receive consists of an image. The text in the mail is not html text. Trying to copy the text from this mail will not succeed, it is an image.
     
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    :oops: Oh ... that's different. Never received one of those. ;)
     
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    BTW: Are you using PocoMail/Barca?
    If the buttons above the preview pane are active you can only see some text. Deactivating these buttons let's you see the message. Otherwise when tapping the attachment tab you'll see only the image.
     
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    My corporate e-mail client is Outlook. It only shows the clickable image. At home I'm safe, The Bat! shows the images in tabs.
     
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    Thanks for letting me know. ;)
    Strange. o_O
    I asked, because our users sometimes forget about these buttons. :D
     
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    I guess this is another one of them--had a link to click,didnt click it ,but does this look familiar-it may just be plain spam though
    rita

    i dont even have any debts to speak of.
     
  14. Eldar

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    Hi bigc,
    Your phishing email can be found at Fraudwatch International, but I didn't find mine.
    I'll better send it to them to let them know. :)

    Hi Rita, some interesting information can be found at the above website address. ;)
     
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    hello, Eldar :) . i went to the link Fraudwatch International. and at the bottom of the page it has the link below
    http://www.fraudwatchinternational.com/internetfraud/phishing/protect.htm

    if you read down the page to- 7. Keep your Computer clean from Spyware

    then to-
    Recommendation:We recommend the following Spyware Removal software, we recommend a full PC scan for spyware, which you can do for free with the following software products: PAL Spyware Remover will scan your PC for free, and let you know if you have any spyware or adware on your computer. If you do, this software can remove that for you. To remove spyware, you will need to purchase the full version.
    PAL Spyware Remover - Scan your PC for Free / $29.95 Full Version

    Spyware Nuker will scan your PC for free, and let you know if you have any spyware or adware on your computer. If you do, this software can remove that for you. To remove spyware, you will need to purchase the full version.
    Spyware Nuker - Scan your PC for Free / $29.95 Full Version

    i dont know fraudwatchinternational. it may be a great site, but you'd think they'd recommend adaware and spybot. what do you think?

    please take this post in the spirit its intended :)
    :)
     
  17. Eldar

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    Hi ice,
    They do offer good advice too and they've a huge collection of phishing scams, but has you said about pag. 7 that's really not good.:mad:
    Just saw it today, because yesterday it was late. It's also a public site living of sponsors. So maybe they don't know better and accept every sponsor.
    I agree they should be advertising Ad-Aware & Spybot, not the rogue ones.
    No offense taken, we learn every day a little bit more. ;)
     
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