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Email Scams Issues

posted 27-11-2009 @ 09:59 AM www
Email Scams Issues

If you feel the necessity to let members know of current email scams or that you just inherited a squillion from Nigeria can you please use this thread.

Please do not make individual topic posts on the subjects because its just spamming all over again :)

posted 30-11-2009 @ 06:20 PM www
South London Postcode Lottery (scam)

South London Postcode Lottery (scam)

I just got an email from the 'South London Postcode Lottery' telling me I was a major prize winner and won 210,000.00 GBP.

The competition details said:
We rolled out over 6,000,000.00 (Six MillionUnited Kingdom Pounds) for our end -year draw. Participants for the draws were randomly selected and drawn from a wide range of web hosts which enjoy our patronage .The selection was made through a computer drawn system attaching personalized email addresses to ticket numbers.

No company name, no info on how they got my details. In their message they requested my full name, phone number, address, etc etc. Oughtn't they to at least have my name, if I am a 'winner'?

Much as I'd like to believe this, I guess it must be spam... Just wondering if anyone else got this kind of email? There's always a tiny part of me that thinks 'what if it's true?' (but not enough to actually answer their email... that's just asking for trouble.)
posted 16-1-2010 @ 06:40 AM www
UPS Manager (Undeliverable parcel)

Got this one early this morning, so PLEASE DO NOT open the attachment if you got it too...IT IS SPAM and attachment may have virus attached. Because we get so excited when we get parcels, some newbies might be particularly vunerable. I actually noticed that mine has an INCORRECT email address for me (!!!) but still got delivered, so it may be the spammers have used the blind cc (BCC) option on the email, with a whole bunch of names on it:)
Do not be tempted to look at the attachment. Good compers:P


The courier company was not able to deliver your parcel by your address.
Cause: Error in shipping address.

You may pickup the parcel at our post office personaly!

Please attention!
The shipping label is attached to this e-mail.
Please print this label to get this package at our post office.

Please do not reply to this e-mail, it is an unmonitored mailbox.

Thank you.
United Parcel Service."
posted 16-1-2010 @ 10:13 PM www

yeah, got 5 of thoses between yesterday and today

gee, if only they were for real :P

deleted and blocked sender

posted 16-1-2010 @ 10:43 PM www

Yes this one is really bad. Works extremely fast through your computer.
posted 17-1-2010 @ 10:29 AM www

two this morning, one from a 'Russian dating agency' and one from Let Us Make You M.O.N.E.Y. both had warning alerts from the anti virus on the computer. both senders blocked

yahoo allows you to block 500 address, I have 440 blocked already :mad:

posted 17-1-2010 @ 02:03 PM www

Yes, I got the UPS one yesterday, as a newbie I thought , Wow, I've won something. When I opened the attachment I got all these warnings , I quickly deleleted, hope I haven't got virus.:(:(:(
posted 17-1-2010 @ 03:52 PM www

You might have nettie33. DO NOT download the spyware that is being recommended! It is all part of this virus that originated from Eastern Europe.
posted 20-1-2010 @ 10:48 AM www

Another bunch of fake ebay emails

this one tells you to

'Update your informations'

it is a FAKE NOT from ebay

posted 20-1-2010 @ 12:12 PM www

also just got one for Bank Of America Security Measures Activation

never even used them



posted 21-1-2010 @ 09:53 AM www

Has anyone else gotten 2 different emails CLAIMING to be from paypal saying 1) they had funds and 2)their login details have been changed, both from different email addresses, both FAKES

posted 21-1-2010 @ 11:54 AM www

just got another fake paypal one from a third different address(I blocked the other 2) saying I have $115 in fun and click here to collect

ummmmm.... NO

posted 21-1-2010 @ 08:20 PM www

Gee Sands they are so persistent:mad: Got yet another one re parcel. Hope nettie33's computer is ok
posted 21-1-2010 @ 08:44 PM www

Hi Zammit, My computer is ok. but would you believe I got another one today claiming to be from DHL, same thing , a parcel at post office & to download & print form so I could pick it up. I deleted immediately. I used to work for DHL in Sydney & Brisbane for 15 years, & my daughter works for them also, in Sydney. So I know that they don't send emails to anyone re undeliverable parcels to be picked up at Post Office. What on earth does anybody get out of wrecking anyones computer with a virus , I don't know. Anyway my computer seems ok, hopefully it doesn't crash.
posted 22-1-2010 @ 10:51 AM www

I received 52 spams this morning. I deleted them immediately but 50 appeared to be selling viagra etc and the other one, Nigerian.
posted 22-1-2010 @ 11:21 AM www

Just got one from paypal for a receipt for paying my ebay account.
Shame that I pay my ebay account by DD :P:P

You sent a payment of $31.6 AUD to eBay International AG (
posted 22-1-2010 @ 11:25 AM www

I just got one of those also. Do not use that paypal account anymore so knew it was fake. Had me going for a while though. Thought someone had used my account.
posted 22-1-2010 @ 09:10 PM www

twinmacs I also got an identical email from so called Paypal with an identical amount of money for eBay transaction. I knew better than to click on any of the links and tried to forward the email to
The email refused to be sent with a message from my service provider that a Virus was in the email. It was deleted with thankfully no bad effect
posted 22-1-2010 @ 10:15 PM www

Yes no clicking here either, GeelongSally :)

I did get mine sent off to spoof and they replied within 5 mins thanking me.
posted 23-1-2010 @ 08:46 AM www

I reported my 3 to spoof before deleting them but did'nt get anything in reply from spoof

posted 26-1-2010 @ 08:33 AM www

3 this morning from 'Credit Union Australia!' telling me I need to take action blah blah blah

whatever, am not with them, have never been with them


posted 26-1-2010 @ 09:53 AM www

Root user...Cialis super active+ in drugstore.
Five of them this morning and eight last week. My security put a block on them so i couldn't inadvertantly open them. Drugstore? Maybe they're from the US.
posted 27-1-2010 @ 08:04 AM www

Another UPS one, different wording to the last ones and with a date of this 'package' they tried to deliver being the 20th January




posted 27-1-2010 @ 08:19 AM www

some program got into my email and sent this message to all my contacts

oh my god :
I bought one white apple iphone 3gs from this website www. excsur. com , to my surprise! it's genuine. much cheaper.You can check it! Hope all is going well for you.
Best regards *

scary... let them all know it is a scam
posted 27-1-2010 @ 09:34 AM www

2 more from 'Credit Union Austrlia' yet another new address it was sent from


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