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So I get this in my e-mail Spam folder today....


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#1 Union_Thug

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:35 PM

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What do I do? Who do I report this to? I immediately DELETED it after taking the screenshot....
Is there any way I can track this back to who, or more likely WHAT sent it to me?

Funny thing is, I didn't even look at the name on the header

To: maryann kaiser@ya hoo.com (They didn't even get the GENDER correct)



and nearly OPENED the attachment because I've gotten 3 packages from UPS in the last week or so and am expecting one more.

Be VERY careful out there, Kiddies!!

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:33 PM

Interesting how it said the attachment wasn't a virus. It must be malware of some sort. Scary..

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 11:02 PM

That is a known scam. UPS does not send out notices like that. Especially with an attachment.

http://www.scambusters.org/upsscam.html

Other info is available on the web as well. These types of scams usually peak around Christmas then reduce through the year till next Christmas.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 11:32 PM

Practicing safe hex.


Heh Heh Heh...

I reported it here. IMMEDIATELY thereafter, I uninstalled Avira Antivir free, which did not come with e-mail scanner, and installed Avast! Free, which does. So far I like it, even though it took me SEVERAL install/uninstall/re-install/repair installs and some registry & program file scrubbing of my old AV's leftover junk. It (Avast) even had some issues with traces of ESET Nod that I had uninstalled about 3 yrs ago!


BTW, thanks for replying.

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Edited by Union_Thug, 15 January 2010 - 11:40 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2010 - 11:37 PM

Spam makes me go kabo0m.


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I heartily agree. :flowers:




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