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Re: [bolger] Warning! Suspect Yahoo Email

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  • derbyrm
    Lots of spam and phishing for the last few days. ??? I got one wanting me to confirm a Paypal payment that was fraudulent. Forward these to spoof@paypal.com
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 4, 2007
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      Lots of spam and phishing for the last few days. ???

      I got one wanting me to confirm a Paypal payment that was fraudulent. Forward these to spoof@... or the equivalent for other businesses ... spoof@..., spoof@..., etc.

      Roger
      derbyrm@...
      http://home.insightbb.com/~derbyrm

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: graeme19121984
      To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2007 4:10 PM
      Subject: [bolger] Warning! Suspect Yahoo Email


      I just deleted 2 identical emails from "Yahoo" SENT TO AN ACCOUNT
      THAT COULD NOT POSSIBLY BE KNOWN BY THE YAHOO ORGANISATION. The page
      layout looked "YAHOOISH" enough, was an enquiry to confirm my Yahoo
      acccount by going to some included hyperlinks,if it was not then the
      direction was to go to other hyperlinks. There were other text
      addresses for pasting in the browser if you prefered. So
      considerate!!

      I'm not up with this stuff, but if Yahoo wanted me to confirm my
      account then I think they would use my Yahoo email accounts. There
      is only one other dead address of mine outside Yahoo that would be
      in their database. The included Yahoo email account was correct (not
      hard to get that), but the id was wrong, wrong, wrong.

      There's been some other strange stuff lately, spam, and such that I
      don't usually get, but this was quite different.

      I opened no links, wiped the emails, and ran a scan - nothing yet -
      fingers crossed...

      Graeme





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    • JJ Johnson
      As an old retired IT Specialist I have these words of wisdom for anyone who receives this type spam. First always check the source and subject on any email you
      Message 2 of 3 , Aug 5, 2007
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        As an old retired IT Specialist I have these words of wisdom for
        anyone who receives this type spam.

        First always check the source and subject on any email you receive.
        If you do not recognise the sender assume that it is spam, DO NOT
        OPEN the suspect email. Look hard at the subject line. If there is
        strange spelling or strnge subject which is stange to you, assume it
        is spam and DO NOT OPEN.

        Second forward the suspected email to all your regular spam blocking
        support sites. Forward it also to spam@... . This last site is
        the one that tracks down the overseas phishing sites.

        If you want to check the senders email address hand type, do not copy
        and paste, the senders email address into a email and send it asking
        for a response for an address verification. If it bounces, you are
        dealing with a sender who is hideing behind a false address, block
        the senders address and add it to your spam list. Yahoo does both if
        you will just click the spam button. Gmail and Netster are also good.
        Hotmail will add it to a block list which is next to useless as most
        of the spam on hotmail is paid advertiseing. The rest of the free
        email sites are just about useless IMHO.

        I realize that the above is a constant pain, but it is better than
        someone stealing your identify and sucking your bank account dry!!!!
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