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DaveR

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Re: Privacy, Spamming and viruses
« Reply #60 on: January 24, 2017, 02:27:15 PM »
It's definitely a scam message though, as they never use the phrase 'Dear Customer':

"We always greet you by title and surname, as in ”Dear Mrs Smith”. We also include a partial account number or postcode if you’re awaiting an account number."

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Ian

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Re: Privacy, Spamming and viruses
« Reply #61 on: January 24, 2017, 03:05:38 PM »
It might have something to do with this:

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Re: Privacy, Spamming and viruses
« Reply #62 on: January 24, 2017, 06:34:24 PM »
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In your previous post, Blongb, you posted a scam from Lloyds with the link address starting You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login but that's actually a genuine email address for Lloyds.

But I'm not nor ever have been a Lloyds customer Ian.
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Re: Privacy, Spamming and viruses
« Reply #63 on: January 24, 2017, 06:57:33 PM »
I had an email today supposedly from NatWest Customer Security saying threats to my online banking had been made in the past few days, and to click on a link to review my account
I don't have any connection with NatWest, and the sender's address looked completely 'alien'.

Ian

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Re: Privacy, Spamming and viruses
« Reply #64 on: January 24, 2017, 07:31:36 PM »
It seems as though someone had hijacked the Lloyds.co.uk server address.  They're getting more cunning by the day.
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Ian

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Re: Privacy, Spamming and viruses
« Reply #65 on: February 24, 2017, 04:58:45 PM »
Sometimes. Spammers can give you a laugh.  One of the funniest scams I've had in a while:

Virus Warning: E-Mail from ‘FBI Alert’


Apple has detected an unauthorized sign-in to your iClodu
account.
Please verify your account by sending 112$ to this Bitcoin adress
: 17k7zLDwktZ7KATq4cQDhYJv15HJV7NbJ9
If no response is received your account will be locked for
security.
The server will lock yor account within 2 hours if we don't
receive the payment!


We are working to create a world where privacy is the norm, end-
to-end encryption is the standard, and security and usability are
synonymous.

FBI and iCloud is selling a tool for iCloud protection against
hackers and scammers this tool costs only 112$

the license for our tool is 360 days

If you are  not familiar with bitcoin you can buy it from here :

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After we confirm the payment , we send the private key so you can
unlock your email and download our tool.

FBI SECURIRY @ iCloud and Apple Protection
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Ian

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Re: Privacy, Spamming and viruses
« Reply #66 on: May 03, 2017, 04:02:13 PM »
Little more serious: one trick spammers attempt is to register domains which can be mistaken for the real thing. Here's the latest list

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Ian

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Re: Privacy, Spamming and viruses
« Reply #67 on: September 01, 2019, 05:57:07 PM »
The never-ending battle to stay ahead of the scammers has taken a new and ugly turn.   

Hackers have been discovered injecting malware into compromised e-commerce websites that steal payment card data from unsuspecting victims.

The technique is known as online skimming — the stealing of payment card data transmitted to the vendor by unsuspecting customers.

Researchers said that the cyber criminal gang has been actively attacking multinational organisations, targeting specific employees with spear-phishing emails advertising fake job advertisements and repeatedly deploying the More_eggs JScript backdoor malware (aka Terra Loader, SpicyOmelette).

Researchers said that the gang has been around for four years: “Its attacks are financially motivated, sophisticated and persistent. The group historically has specialized in stealing payment card data from POS machines and has more recently expanded operations to target card-not-present data from online transactions."

The reason this is more sinister than previous scams is that you might be doing everything right and still be caught out.

Basic rules for staying safe are the same as always:

Use bookmarked URLs only
Don't ever follow links in emails - ever.
If you go to a site you know and trust and see a redirection flag - get out.





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