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Weird spam emails that seek to solicit a reply


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#1 JimmyRiddle

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 02:28 PM

Anyone else get these?

 

Just received one using my correct first name 'hi 'JimmyRiddle', not sure which email u use these days, but my phone was recently stolen and i've lost all my contacts, my landline is 384 555 XXXX'. The "xxxx's in the number are there in the text of the email too. 

 

It's not from anyone i know and i have deleted without reply, as it's clearly spam of some kind.

 

There's no attachments and i can only assume the function of the email is to solicit an email response. Why would someone wish to do that? 

 

 



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#2 britechguy

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 04:32 PM

It is more likely that they're hoping for a phone call, to harvest active numbers.

 

In any case, your course of action is the best one:  just delete it (or report it as spam, which will result in its being deleted).


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#3 JimmyRiddle

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 04:38 PM

Nope, the number had four X's in it, so wouldn't be that.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 04:44 PM

Well, no one ever said all criminals, cyber or otherwise, are smart.

 

They've already got your e-mail address.  The only real benefit they could derive from a reply is verification that it is still active.

 

But, again, you did what any wise person would do:  delete it (now forget it).


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