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New email scam
« on: February 28, 2019, 12:49:52 PM »
I had a quick look through the junk that came in this morning and found 3 copies of a scam that did something unusual, if you clicked on the "Unsubscribe" link, it popped up a "squarker" saying you computer was infected and you only had a few minutes before something would happen. The trick is to shut down the email client, restart it and delete the emails.

I confess I would like to catch a few of these idiots and punch their head a few times.  :P
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Re: New email scam
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 01:45:23 PM »
And how about this one which I received yesterday, apparently from the hotmail account team with the subject "Your account will be deactivated" but without any server ID which you usually see with most e-mails.
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Hotmail account

Unusual sign-in activity

This is to inform you that your request on: 2019-02-26 16:55:16.AM. to remove your account rayfil@*****.** from Hotmail Customer Care server has been approved and will initiate in one hour from the exact time you open this message.

Regards.

ignore this message to continue with email removal or

replying

If this deactivation was not requested by you

Please reply us.

Thank you,

Microsoft Account

The red colorings in the actual e-mail were most probably links to malware sites.
Anyway, I simply ignored it (apart from forwarding it to "abuse AT outlook DOT com") and nothing happened to my e-mails; still getting all those other usual junks.
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Re: New email scam
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2019, 10:31:47 PM »
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I confess I would like to catch a few of these idiots and punch their head a few times.  :P
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Re: New email scam
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2019, 10:59:37 PM »
Never click on an unsubscribe link anyway, all it does is confirm the address is valid.

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Re: New email scam
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2019, 12:34:14 AM »
You are right, most of the unsubscribes I end up doing is from companies I bought things from but without thinking as I cleaned out the junk I clicked the link and got a "squarker" that was making "unusual" security claims. I had seen them before on Facebook and all you need to do is shut the browser down without touching the popup.
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Re: New email scam
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2019, 05:10:01 AM »
I saw this one Youtube video where this security expert scammed the scammer... he took on a group of guys from India that claimed to cleanup and fix problems remotely, but the scammers would put keyloggers on the victim's computer.  The security guy took them up on their offer to allow them to log in to his computer, but he did it in a sandbox... then he reversed the connection "secretly" and logged into their computers... after about 20 minutes of playing dumb, the security guy put a reverse virus on their computer and when they figured out that he had complete control of their system and basically when they would log out, it destroyed all contents of the hard drives it was too late.  The security guy copied all of the account data of all the people and how much money they got from bank accounts to his own files, turned it in to the US and Indian authorities, and learned later that those guys were shutdown and arrested in India for bank and wire fraud. 

Don't we wish that it worked out this way all the time?


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Re: New email scam
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2019, 02:20:11 AM »
I have seen them as well, I used to get some jerk claiming he was from the "Computer Department" and others claiming to be from Microsoft who tried the same stunt. A mate of mine almost got trapped with one of these scams but he hung up when the guy asked for credit card information. He brought it over to my place and I cleaned out all the crap including the remote control software.

I saw the same Youtube video, nearly died laughing.
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