I recently received an email with the subject Receipt of APPROVED Payment! It had an attachement, Order_01264102.docx. The email instructed me to open the attachment using the password 888.
When I did this, nothing happened. But it made me suspicious, so I kept the email. A few weeks later my outlook.com emails started going crazy. In a period of 24-hours I have been bombarded with 12,000+ emails.
Also my Microsoft Security Essentials shows that it had started finding Serious threats on my computer from the first day I opened the eWay email.
I have changed my email password, but of course this did not halt the onslaught of emails to my Inbox. Not sure what to do to stop these?
Also can run anti-virus software on my computer like Malware bytes and MSE's scan. But not sure they will find anything as I cannot find much online concerning this new email scam from eWay. I see that other folks have received these emails but not sure what the scam was targeting.
Has anyone else experienced this?
Thanks so much for any help or suggestions,