Author Topic: Privacy, Spamming and viruses  (Read 37410 times)

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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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