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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 email@example.com
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yes avoid these and any other unexpected emails that appear with zip attachments.
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
Quote: and don't trust strangers who seem too good to be true.
I did once!
Been together now, over twentyone years
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.
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?
will have a look thanks, dont really like filtering keywords beyond the obvious foul ones incase a legitimate email gets blocked, thanks though.
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.
Quote: Very good
..and hopefully for many years to come
just fell in from the grumpy forum
GET MAILWASHER free avg free or avira free spybot also free
why's everyone happy here?
You could always open it on someone elses computer
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.
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.
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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