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POSSIBLE VIRUS


bikerbob 12 173
29 Mar 2011 4:46PM
Hi there
Have just received an email supposed to be from United Parcels Service of America telling me that I will receive my parcel in about 3days it gives a tracking number and a notification number also an attachment to download. Since I have not ordered anything from America I did not download the attachment but rang UPS in the UK they know of the scam and said it is not genuine do not open the attachment as it will probably contain a virus but to delete the email which I have done. The email address was infosec7@ups.com

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Pete e2
13 18.5k 96 England
29 Mar 2011 4:47PM
yes avoid these and any other unexpected emails that appear with zip attachments.
JackAllTog e2
5 3.7k 58 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2011 5:00PM
There are many such scams out there and as email can be worldwide catching the crooks can be hard. Also look out for people asking you to call a specific number which they have given you, sometimes it can be much more expensive than a standard call.

As always keep your antivirus upto date and don't trust strangers who seem too good to be true.

Thanks for the warning Smile

Cheers,
Stuart
tomcat e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2011 8:02PM

Quote:and don't trust strangers who seem too good to be true.



I did once!

Been together now, over twentyone yearsTongue
Kris_Dutson 12 8.2k 1 England
29 Mar 2011 9:31PM
Very goodSmile
PhotoMorph 6 12 1 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2011 9:37PM
I seem to be getting this email up to 3 times a day, is there anyway to stop it being received, apart from entering all the random email addresses that it uses.
Jestertheclown 6 6.4k 241 England
29 Mar 2011 9:41PM

Quote:I seem to be getting this email up to 3 times a day, is there anyway to stop it being received, apart from entering all the random email addresses that it uses.

If it's using the same title or a keyword therein, can you not set a filter to block it using that?

Jester.
PhotoMorph 6 12 1 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2011 9:49PM
will have a look thanks, dont really like filtering keywords beyond the obvious foul ones incase a legitimate email gets blocked, thanks though.

Mark
Jestertheclown 6 6.4k 241 England
29 Mar 2011 9:52PM
That's true and I had thought of that.
I was thinking that perhaps there was something more peculiar to these particular emails that wouldn't ordinarily crop up.
tomcat e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2011 9:56PM

Quote:Very good




Was thenSmile

Still isGrin
..and hopefully for many years to comeTongue
pabloisme 4 566 England
30 Mar 2011 9:46AM
just fell in from the grumpy forum

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Grampy 5 507 71 England
30 Mar 2011 1:37PM
You could always open it on someone elses computer Wink
BigRick 9 2.1k 3 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 9:43PM
if you are with Bt Yahoo it scan attachments and finds the virus and deletes the attachment for you.... as it has on the UPS mail i have had several times.

But then , if it is an attachment, and you dont know the person that sent it to you, then basic internet rules of DONT OPEN IT should apply anyway.
User_Removed 4 4.6k 1 Scotland
1 Apr 2011 7:43PM
Two golden rules:

1. Never click on any link in an e-mail, no matter how much you trust the sender. Always right-click the link, left-click on "save link location", paste into Notepad and then review it. If you still trust it, copy it from Notepad and paste it into the address field of Firefox.

2. Never, ever, ever click on a zip file or pdf file sent with an e-mail. Full stop.

The latest malware seems to be a perverted virus that pretends to do a system scan on your PC, then tells you that you have umpteen viruses, trojans and cookies and then suggests you should buy their anti-virus package. Of course there is no such package but the b@st@rds have your credit card details by then. The virus itself is quite easy to expunge but you are going to spend hours sorting out your credit card.
Jestertheclown 6 6.4k 241 England
1 Apr 2011 9:11PM

Quote:The latest malware seems to be a perverted virus that pretends to do a system scan on your PC, then tells you that you have umpteen viruses, trojans and cookies

Hardly the latest LF. That old chestnut's been doing the rounds for years.

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