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An email scam to beware of

by justin on September 14, 2006 · 0 comments

Betty,

This message is a very cleverly written email trying to get you to click on the attachment called “Update…”, which is bound to be a virus of some kind.  You could not open and run it because you don’t use Microsoft Windows. Be thankful you have a mac in this case. But also beware of other types of scams that CAN affect mac users because they secretly send you to nefarious websites that attempt to collect personal logon information for monetary accounts like Banks and Paypal.


Below is a link to Earthlink’s page on Fraud Protection. Be sure to read it and take not of its tips:

And below is a link to email the fraud prevention folks at earthlink about this one:

keep working on those photos!
justin
On Sep 13, 2006, at 9:57 AM, Betty Kopley wrote:
Begin forwarded message:
Date: September 10, 2006 5:43:03 PM PDT
To: victim-email@address.com
Subject: Mail server report.
Mail server report.
Our firewall determined the e-mails containing worm copies are being sent from your computer.
Nowadays it happens from many computers, because this is a new virus type (Network Worms).
Using the new bug in the Windows, these viruses infect the computer unnoticeably.
After the penetrating into the computer the virus harvests all the e-mail addresses and sends the copies of itself to these e-mail
addresses
Please install updates for worm elimination and your computer restoring.
Best regards,
Customers support service
<Update-KB6906-x86.exe>

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