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Windows 7: dont worry, its all a scam..lol

10 Jan 2010   #11
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
ah well...... better safe than sorry
Yes I agree better safe than sorry but do you ever think that the actually virus is millions of people sending out this email to everyone you know. Thats why we have the updated email virus software.
I used to monitor mail servers in a large University in California. OK it was the University of California. LOL. When a message like this started to spread with very little facts it was quickly seen and monitored because of the increased incoming and outgoing traffic on the mail servers. We did have special software that monitored this type of emails by subject line or content. Can't tell you anymore I would have to kill you. lol

It is kind of funny how many versions of these emails appear over 10 years.
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10 Jan 2010   #12
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
ive seen several versions of the same email a few times in the past... sort of like the Nigerian Banker wanting to help you claim 23,000.000 ... didnt mean to step on any toes..
no worries......, i must take off my tinfoil hat from time to time
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10 Jan 2010   #13
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Don't you have a "Return to Sender" type of function without even opening this type of Junk.

Why on EARTH would anyone open an email with "Email Server Report" as a title.

Just goes to show that most of my rants against the uselessness of AV software is true -- the worst enemy on a PC is THE USER when they open stuff like this.

If I don't know the sender I don't even BOTHER to open email -- it gets deleted immediately without even being opened.

Cheers
jimbo
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10 Jan 2010   #14
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
Don't you have a "Return to Sender" type of function without even opening this type of Junk.

Why on EARTH would anyone open an email with "Email Server Report" as a title.

Just goes to show that most of my rants against the uselessness of AV software is true -- the worst enemy on a PC is THE USER when they open stuff like this.

If I don't know the sender I don't even BOTHER to open email -- it gets deleted immediately without even being opened.

Cheers
jimbo

DITTO my friend!
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10 Jan 2010   #15
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Good reminder to be vigilant. Thanks.
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10 Jan 2010   #16
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

it appears the latest money making scam is to help a wounded soldier get out of the gulf, heartless b's
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10 Jan 2010   #17
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

You know...these scam emails would be so much more believable if they were spelled correctly...

Now I know not everyone spells great but even in the memos from my College have to be absolutely correct in spelling, grammar and style...

Imagine an email security bulletin from the STATE! Honestly...proves how lazy scammers are...
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10 Jan 2010   #18
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

title changed to suit....
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