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#1 lan07


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 05:33 AM

I keep getting these emails with members of my family names that don't even know my email for example he subject is Firstname Lastname of family member  then when you click it its a link with the .ru for example all say "you might appreciate it" then the link http://www.3.77sdnews5465d.ru/my-name/ (not the actual link) the other has a different link i don't want to click it probably is a virus but i don't get how they know me and my family name. Also the sender is outlook account and also as the other account das.hu. Anyone else experience this? 

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#2 buddy215


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:48 AM

If you can block the sender...do that. You should not open any email that is obviously spam. You should NEVER click on a link

in an email if you don't know where it will take you.


Often, once you open a spam email the sender knows you opened it and will continue to send more spam.


Several ways the spammer/ criminal could of gotten the names of your family members. Same goes for getting your email


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