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 Post subject: new scam email today
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:46 pm 
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The Automated Clearing House transaction (ID: 70591289), recently initiated
from your online banking account, was rejected by the other financial
institution.

Canceled ACH transaction
ACH file Case ID 70591289
Transaction amount 1450.43 USD
Reason of Termination See attached statement

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 Post subject: Re: new scam email today
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:12 pm 
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The attached statement is the payload - possibly encrypting your hard disk and demanding a ransom.

I am surprised mail servers are still allowing this type of message through.

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 Post subject: Re: new scam email today
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:01 pm 
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Agreed, so I thought it was worth posting about it.

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 Post subject: Re: new scam email today
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:17 am 
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niemeyjt wrote:
I am surprised mail servers are still allowing this type of message through.
Go on, blame the messenger !

More surprising should be that some people still think it's a good idea to open attachments in unsolicited emails, comes a time when they have to take responsibility for their own ignorance and the potential consequences thereof.

In that particular email, which is not untypical of it's genre, and regardless of any attachments, just which part of either it's content or wording would any sane and rational person even begin to believe was genuine ?????

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 Post subject: Re: new scam email today
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:05 am 
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I agree, Ernie. I sometimes get an email from a friend, but when I click on it, there's an attachment, nothing else. I bin it instantly because the account has probably been pirated. It tends to be the same 2 or 3 people - despite my warning them ....

I bin anything that I don't recognise or that looks sus.


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 Post subject: Re: new scam email today
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:19 am 
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Email spoofing - or faking - doesn't mean that an A/C has been hacked or compromised so even if you tell someone about it then short of them closing the A/C completely there is nothing they can do about it and no guarantee that a new one won't get spoofed in the future.

http://lifehacker.com/how-spammers-spoof-your-email-address-and-how-to-prote-1579478914

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 Post subject: Re: new scam email today
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:30 am 
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It's like our fixed line : if I don't recognise the number, I don't reply. If they don't leave a message, it couldn't have been important.

It's funny that it's the same people that send the spoof mails - they are in fact past contacts so no worries binning without reading. As with the phone, if it was something important, they'd ring ..... or write a letter .... :-j


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 Post subject: Re: new scam email today
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:41 am 
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ErnieY wrote:
niemeyjt wrote:
I am surprised mail servers are still allowing this type of message through.
Go on, blame the messenger !

More surprising should be that some people still think it's a good idea to open attachments in unsolicited emails, comes a time when they have to take responsibility for their own ignorance and the potential consequences thereof.

In that particular email, which is not untypical of it's genre, and regardless of any attachments, just which part of either it's content or wording would any sane and rational person even begin to believe was genuine ?????


The point is most mail servers have functioning anti-malware scanners - but seemingly not all.

You are right that most people nowadays see through a scam - however not all - otherwise the malware vendors would have gone out of business.

We have had an Advance Fee Fraud using the name of someone at the business. Most recipients have forwarded the e-mails to us to alert us. However at least one person fell for it entirely and it was only one of her colleagues who stopped her doing something very silly.

Hence why mail systems should include an anti-malware!

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 Post subject: Re: new scam email today
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:41 pm 
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Well, I've jut received a scam !

An email from someone I know asking if I had received his email ? I wrote back and said No I hadn't. Then this arrived :

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Vraiment toutes mes excuses pour le dérangement.
Je suis en voyage en Grèce pour quelques affaires je comptais faire un aller-retour rapide raison pour laquelle je n'ai informé personne et par malheur pour moi j'ai été agressée dans un taxi et mes affaires ont été emportés ( mon téléphone,carte de crédit, argent) je voudrais que tu me fasses rapidement un prêt de 1800€ que je rembourserais avec intérêt à mon retour de voyage.


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Straight into Undesirables !


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 Post subject: Re: new scam email today
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:21 pm 
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Surely legitimate! And he promises to pay you back with interest.


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 Post subject: Re: new scam email today
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Provost wrote:
Surely legitimate! And he promises to pay you back with interest.

:)) :))
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 Post subject: Re: new scam email today
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Papibryn wrote:
Provost wrote:
Surely legitimate! And he promises to pay you back with interest.

:)) :))
On your bike.

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