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spam phishing?

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#1 AndyP5000


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 08:48 PM

Just had an odd email from something It says I have subscribed to but have not. ( can see it the preview of the message in gmail) I have not opened it.


... hello at gather dot network


Was wondering if this is on any spam phish listings or if anyone knows what it is? My google search results are non conclusive.


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 09:07 AM

If you havent subscribed to it then dont reply. If you do (even to "unsubscribe") then they know they have a real live email and will continue to send junk.

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Posted 10 November 2016 - 09:18 PM

How to spot a Phishing scam:

All About Phishing

At first glance, it may not be obvious that you have not received a legitimate e-mail. The "From" field of the e-mail may have the .com address of the company mentioned in the e-mail, and the clickable link may also appear to be taking you to the company's Web site when in fact take it redirects to a spoof Web site...

Phishing e-mails will contain some of these common elements:
  • The "From Field" appears to be from the legitimate company mentioned in the e-mail. It is very simple to change the "from" information in any e-mail client if you know how.
  • The e-mail will usually contain logos or images that have been taken from the Web site of the company mentioned in the scam e-mail.
  • The e-mail will contain a clickable link with text suggesting you use the inserted link to validate your information.  It may also state something like "Log-in to Citibank" or "www.citibank.com/secure" to be even more misleading. This clickable area is only text and can be changed to anything the sender wants it to read.
  • Logos used may not always be an exact match to the company's logo.
  • There may be spelling errors, percentage signs followed by numbers or @ signs within the hyperlink, random names or e-mail addresses in the body of the text, or even e-mail headers which have nothing to do with the company mentioned in the e-mail.

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