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Email Scam?

Discussion in 'Trade Talk' started by Bodd, 20 Aug 2019.

  1. Bodd

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    I get these sort of emails all the time.

    Never open as I think must be a scam or a virus.

    Any body else get them. May be another name and wording.
    Screenshot_20190820_112915_com.android.email.jpg
     
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  2. securespark

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    Sounds like it's from the US.
     
  3. Bodd

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    Do you say that because he says Make over?

    Some will be a complete different project name approach. Blah blah blah.

    Just don't see what they are getting from these emails
     
  4. JohnD

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    they're hoping to trick you into downloading and running the file.
     
  5. Bodd

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    That's what I suspect but what will they get out of it.
     
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    who knows what the file will do? It might be a keylogger that will record the passwords you enter when using your bank, and send them to the gangsters. It might be thing that will encrypt all your files unless you pay a ransom. It might be a spam generator that will send using your email. It might sit quietly until activated by a foreign power.
     
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    Thank you John.. I just delete but want to make others aware of this.
     
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    Scam, just block them. I get loads.

    Andy
     
  9. securespark

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    Yeah. Generally, we don't say that.
     
  10. FiremanT

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    I think "London, United Kingdom" tells you everything you need to know.


    TBH, anyone, in business, who falls for this basic scam deserves everything he gets (or loses ;) )
     
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    That's a bit harsh
     
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    But fair.
     
  13. securespark

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    TBF, it is easy to be misled, especially for the elderly who are often more trusting and do what they are asked to do.
     
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    Which is why I was careful to say "anyone, in business, who"
     
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    Careful being ageist! There are many in business who are in the older age brackets.
     
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