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Gmail Problem

Postby Bwis53 » Thu May 10, 2018 5:05 pm

I got a spam that says this:

Your Email Account has sent out spam emails to a list addresses that you don’t recongnize,!!!
You're getting this Email to make sure it was not you.
It's required that you reply within the next 24 hours,
We will suspend access to your account
If we don't recieve your reply within the given time frame,
We would appreciate your immediate attention to this matter


I have been getting a few spams. No luck trying to fix this myself. I think this one is bogus.

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Re: Gmail Problem

Postby Roy » Thu May 10, 2018 5:30 pm

gmail is spammers hangout. Use at your own risk.

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Re: Gmail Problem

Postby penquin » Thu May 10, 2018 6:00 pm

Bwis53 wrote:I think this one is bogus.


The phrasing makes it sounds totally bogus. Who does the "reply to" go to?

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Re: Gmail Problem

Postby Shorty » Thu May 10, 2018 7:26 pm

It is clearly phishing from the wording. How would they know your email has sent out spam? Who knows this? This doesn't make sense and is bad spelling and punctuation: "addresses that you don’t recongnize,!" How do they know you don't recognize them?

It is written like non-rhyming poetry verse with one big run-on sentence at the end. Clearly, it was written by someone with bad English and not a professional employee of gmail. Gmail doesn't send email like this:

Your Email Account has sent out spam emails to a list addresses that you don’t recongnize,!!!
You're getting this Email to make sure it was not you.
It's required that you reply within the next 24 hours,
We will suspend access to your account
If we don't recieve your reply within the given time frame,
We would appreciate your immediate attention to this matter

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Re: Gmail Problem

Postby Shorty » Thu May 31, 2018 9:28 am

I fell for this phishing scam last night. Gave them my name, address, SSN, DOB, and apple id on their link. I should have been more alert.

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Apple Recovery <jdklw-YPZpG.n0-replay@apple.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 5:40:31 PM CDT
Subject: Re: [Case ID 6561417] We Decided to Lock Your Account for Security Measure. [Security Abuse]

Dear

Fοuг уοuг ѕаfеtу, уοuг Αррlе ID hаѕ Ьееn lοсkеd Ьесаuѕе wе fοund ѕοmе ѕuѕрісіοuѕ асtіνіtу οn уοuг ассοunt. This the details :

Country : Paraguay
IP Address : 179.147.184.56
Date and Time : 30/05/2018 22:40:28

If you did not make these action or you believe an unauthorized person has accessed your account, you should login to your account as soon as possible to verify your information.

View Account Information (link deleted)

Αррlе

Regards.

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Re: Gmail Problem

Postby massimo » Thu May 31, 2018 9:38 am

As long as you didn't give them your TDPF login names and passwords, you should be in the clear.

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Re: Gmail Problem

Postby gargantua » Thu May 31, 2018 8:56 pm

massimo wrote:As long as you didn't give them your TDPF login names and passwords, you should be in the clear.

I sure hope Beaver sees this.


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