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This has to be the lowest of the low

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by zebedy, Mar 13, 2014.

    Mar 13, 2014
  1. zebedy

    zebedy No!!!! Im Spartacus MM webmeister

    Occupation:
    brain stergeon
    Location:
    Up a Tree
    I was sent this email earlier, The email address says it came from You must register/login in order to see the link. so i went to check out the website. lucky i did as
    they have a spam warning about it.

    What the hell is wrong with some people to send out an email like this. total scumbags

    If you know of anyone being sent this please warn them,


    I scanned the attachment they sent with the email and it contained the trojan Agent.ED
     
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  2. Mar 13, 2014
  3. MillyOfLeValley

    MillyOfLeValley Experienced Member webmeister

    Occupation:
    Run a cafe
    Location:
    Left of the valley via the scenic route
    Thats the problem with the information age, very easy to get scammed and scammers are getting more and more sophisticated.

    I try to to be super careful with any email I don't recognize.

    Just yesterday I got one of those phone scams from India( can you image they are still doing this??) where they ask you if you have a windows machine and then tell some story about Microsoft having detected some problem and he would need to login remotely to fix it. I of course just hung up.

    My sister actually fell for this scam because she was genuinely having problems with her windows machine and believed Microsoft had called her. Luckily it was a fairly new computer and there was nothing on it.


    Biggest problem is that most people have too much information about themselves readily available online.

    Be extra careful with personal info y'all.
     
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  4. Mar 14, 2014
  5. sparkz

    sparkz Senior Member

    Occupation:
    sales
    Location:
    Earth
    That is shitty. To be honest scammers have no cares or remorse, they will do absolutely anything to get money and cancer emails like this are sent without a second thought.

    I bet you they sent that email to 100000000000 emails hoping that at least one of those people has sent in blood to a legit doctor recently for analysis and are waiting for results so will probably fall for it (They also do car insurance scam emails, parcel delivery and so on to try and catch at least 1 person out). The sad thing is there probably will be a few people who have sent blood in but are not very good at technology, so will believe the results, panic for no reason and download the attachment. Often the scam attachments these days contain a CryptoLocker virus. This is a serious "ransomware" virus that can't be removed with anti virus software or anything. It encrypts important folders on someones computer (pictures, "my documents" and folders containing important things) and password's it with a very secure key. The Cryptolocker software then demands something crazy like £300 to be paid in 7 days or less. If you make the payment, you get the secure key to remove Crytolocker. If you don't then the secure key is deleted off the server for good and you can never gain access to your files again.


    MillyOfLeValley - Yeah I know that scam. I hate all the calls from foreign call centres as 99.9% of the time they are scams. I think what they do with the computer scam is claim you have a virus, then say they will fix it for x amount of cash. After payment is made to them they will either say "yeah we fixed it now" (Even though they can not access your computer) or give you a link to a fake anti virus software that pops up, claims it's found 100 viruses and cleaned them. Even though it's actually just eye candy. There are other variants of this scam too.

    To show what these people are like we had a call the other week from a foreign call centre. Same old crap, we have won this or that. When I said we are aware that it is a scam the guy showed his true colours and started using the F word telling me to F off and F my mum too. It was constant swearing until I hung up.

    You could try and register with the telephone preference service (TPS): You must register/login in order to see the link.

    This opts you out of nuisance calls.... except calls from foreign call centres but you can report them through that website.



    Another bit of info... Did you know that it's likely the foreign call centres got your number from the electoral roll? (or at very least because of it). When people send back the forms a lot of people unknowingly opt in to be placed on the edited electoral register. The edited electoral register basically contains your details and passed on and sold for marketing purposes... As quoted on their website:

    "The edited register is available for general sale and can be used for commercial activities such as marketing"

    So always opt out of being on the edited register
     
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  6. Mar 14, 2014
  7. zebedy

    zebedy No!!!! Im Spartacus MM webmeister

    Occupation:
    brain stergeon
    Location:
    Up a Tree
    That was my scenario I recently had to have some blood tests and at first thought this email was connected some way to them, then when you read the email see the word cancer it sends a down your spine, i very nearly opened the attachment. Luckily common sense stepped in and i realised the doctors dont have my email address. But as you say when panic sets in people are capable of anything,


    Ive had that phone call to several times from the would-be Microsoft people claiming my comp was infected. The person who phoned me had a very heavy Indian accent so i could hardly make out what they were saying so i just hung up.

    The trouble is they can take control or see what files you have on your PC so if you have sensitive info on there they can see it all and probably steal it.

    This is an funny and interesting video of one bloke who actually lets then do it to see what would happen.
    I had to laugh at the fake folder Max's Porn Stash

    You must register/login in order to see the link.
     
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