Posted 24 May 2005 - 01:35 AM
I'm now receiving emails from a closed AOL account that belongs to my friend. She switched from AOL to a different isp over a month ago. Last night I checked my email and there was a email from her to me, but It is in a different language like dutch or something. Noticing the language made me suspicious thats when I noticed it was from her closed account. It contained one sentence then a link to click on. No, I didn't click on it. I checked the rest of my email and there was 2 more. One was in the same foreign language with a link to click on. The other was in English and it had no subject but when I looked at it it said :
OK OK OK,,,,,,,, here it is
Then there was an attachment that said "our secrets".
I called my friend and she said she was still upset with the way AOL talked to her when she closed her account and now she refuses to deal with them. Apparently they kept insisting she not close her account and they kept offering her free trial periods. She got upset because she felt pressured and intimidated so she argued with them. (thats another story but...)Now she won't call...
I know thats strange but if she can't see the seriousness of this - then I'd like to at least bring it to the attention of someone who investigates. being her account - even though its closed - I can't call AOL, but there must be some criminal hacker activity going on here. I did virus scan the email attachment and it contains a worm that Norton 2005 said cant get rid of so they said don't open or download it.
This probably sounds strange, especially since she doesn't want to address it! I want to!!! Can anyone advise me what to do??????? I read about this kind of thing but never thought I'd see something like this in my mailbox from a closed account on top of it. I don't understand people who do these things and want to spread virus'. It seems to me that a security or identity violation is commited here and the willful spreading of a virus. I know there has to be laws broken here . right? I hope I explained this well enough- I'm a little freaked out about the whole thing and I don't want to just delete it and forget it. Thank you so much.
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.