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Windows 7: Question regarding strange emails.

24 Aug 2009   #1
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
Question regarding strange emails.

Hey guys, lately I've been receiving emails from Random email addresses, asking me to help them with something related to cash... Here is the latest one;

Quote:
> From: zaheedalli1@btinternet.com
> Subject: Funds Transfer Proposal.Its Urgently I Hear From You!!!
> Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 04:20:55 +0100
>
> Hi,
>
> I contact you to be my foreign partner presenting you as the next of kin/beneficiary of US$25 000 000(Twenty Five Million Dollars) belonging to a deceased who died along with his entire family in 2003 during their vacation journey and was a customer to the Bank of Africa (BOA) Ouagadougou Branch, Burkina Faso, where i work as one of the Accounting officers.
>
> I have worked out all necessary modalities to enable us carry out the fund claim under legitimate arrangements and i have resolved to 35%(your share), 5% (probable expenses during the transaction) and 60% (my share).
>
> More details when i receive your positive response
>
> Thanks and God bless.
> Zaheed Ali.
I replied (to this one) asking this to stop, as they are starting to get annoying. This is the 8th email of this nature. If they continue, should I start reporting this to the police or no?
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24 Aug 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Hey guys, lately I've been receiving emails from Random email addresses, asking me to help them with something related to cash... Here is the latest one;



I replied (to this one) asking this to stop, as they are starting to get annoying. This is the 8th email of this nature. If they continue, should I start reporting this to the police or no?
lmao it is just another scam email wanting you to hand over cash...I doubt the police will be able to do much so just delete it
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24 Aug 2009   #3
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
lmao it is just another scam email wanting you to hand over cash...I doubt the police will be able to do much so just delete it
I know it was a scam thus the reason I didn't take up the offer (everyone here could use $25k I'm sure lol). I'll just ignore them for now.
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24 Aug 2009   #4
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Worse thing you could do is reply. Make your email hard for a computer to guess, keep your it off the net, off newbies address books and off insecure websites and you will get 0 spam.
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24 Aug 2009   #5
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ten View Post
Worse thing you could do is reply. Make your email hard for a computer to guess, keep your it off the net, off newbies address books and off insecure websites and you will get 0 spam.
Well 4 out of the 8 emails appeared in my Junk box, but I always check that box in case I missed something. =P
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24 Aug 2009   #6
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Not a good idea to open up junk mail, especially something your not sure is good. They can bring in some really nasty Trojans, Worms, or Viruses. Some are designed to get past your AV or Malware programs, and set dormant until you do a restart or run a specific program. If your email says this is junk then delete it, not read it.
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24 Aug 2009   #7
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Not a good idea to open up junk mail, especially something your not sure is good. They can bring in some really nasty Trojans, Worms, or Viruses. Some are designed to get past your AV or Malware programs, and set dormant until you do a restart or run a specific program. If your email says this is junk then delete it, not read it.
I didn't mean I always read them, I ment I always check (email address and subject) but those I tend to open for some odd reason. If I ever get any problems I just reformat so it doesn't bother me much. =P

Suppose I should just stop reading them emails.
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24 Aug 2009   #8
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Suppose I should just stop reading them emails.
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24 Aug 2009   #9
Lanthus20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Hey guys, lately I've been receiving emails from Random email addresses, asking me to help them with something related to cash... Here is the latest one;



I replied (to this one) asking this to stop, as they are starting to get annoying. This is the 8th email of this nature. If they continue, should I start reporting this to the police or no?
dont reply. This is a scam where they try and get you all excited about recieving a multi-million dollar inheritance. But then all of a sudden they say something like "Wait, we need $5,000 to bribe so and so so we can get you your money." If you send them the $5k they will make up more excuses. Trying to get as much money from you as possible. You should report it, I can't remember the american site but try googling the site for your county.
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