Lovely New Scam Email

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Lovely New Scam Email

Post by CitroJim » 20 Nov 2014, 19:18

Received this in my spambox..

I really thought I was a winner for a moment :(

Even though it was addressed to the BX Club Forum mailbox...
CONGRATULATIONS/FACEBOOK MEMBERSHIP AWARD
WE ARE PLEASED TO INFORM THAT YOU HAVE JUST WON YOURSELF THE SUM OF US$1.5MILLION IN
THIS YEAR FACEBOOK MEMBERSHIP AWARD,REF NO.SSW/2504123801:YOU ARE ADVISED TO CONTACT
YOUR CLAIMS AGENT MR. ROSS COMBS:TEL:+44-703 199 7548 PLEASE SEND EMAIL TO:
(rscmsfacebook@gmail.com)
SINCERELY,
SANDRA LEE,
PROMOTION MANAGER.
FacebookFanCenter.com
© 2010 - 2013 FFT
8 Chingford Road, Walthamstow,
E17 4PJ London, U.K.
It looks so genuine too...

Is that address in Chingford a genuine one?

I wonder how many are going to be taken in by it...

It's new as all the spam identification services have not got wind of it yet. I've done my bit and reported it as spam..

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Post by myglaren » 20 Nov 2014, 20:01

I got something looking very much like spam yesterday.
On investigating on a sacrificial computer it was the receipt for the washing machine I bought recently :oops:

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Re: Lovely New Scam Email

Post by CitroJim » 20 Nov 2014, 20:15

myglaren wrote:I got something looking very much like spam yesterday.
On investigating on a sacrificial computer it was the receipt for the washing machine I bought recently :oops:
Oh dear! :-D

I'm getting a lot of advertising emails from Bilt Hamber (the rust proofing people) at the moment. They're so frequent they're almost spam...

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Post by addo » 21 Nov 2014, 11:44

I received one today along the lines of "We were unable to deliver your parcel". Binned without opening.

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Post by myglaren » 21 Nov 2014, 17:56

I get a lot of those along with email delivery failure.
Rarely see them as the spam filter catches them.

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Re: Lovely New Scam Email

Post by CitroJim » 21 Nov 2014, 19:15

myglaren wrote: Rarely see them as the spam filter catches them.
It's doing its job then :-D I see them all simply because I purposely look in my spam trap so that I can report them to the various authorities as spam messages to assist other spam filters in catching them...

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Re: Lovely New Scam Email

Post by isisalar » 22 Nov 2014, 00:48

Got this beauty today:-

Your Halifax Improvements




Dear Valued Customer,

For your security, We completely block online access to your accounts.

Make sure you've carried out all necessary transactions, unblock your access below, you will automatically be logged in and able to perform further online transactions.

Log in to Online Banking Once you successfully update, you will be able to perform any transactions online. Other channels will not be affected.

We apologize for the inconvenience upgrades and improvements to our service..

Yours sincerely

From the Halifax apparently. I don't have a Halifax account, luckily.

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Re: Lovely New Scam Email

Post by CitroJim » 22 Nov 2014, 06:50

With the standard of english displayed it really gives itself right away as being a fake...

I bet it's plausible enough to convince many though...

If it was genuinely from the bank in question and I had an account with them I soon wouldn't... Not with english as bad as that!

I notice now Christmas looms that spam is starting to change tack and is peddling seasonal stuff..

I must admit that watching spam is quite interesting... Time spent in my spam trap can be fascinating but other times tedious when you see over 100 identical spams in one day offering stock market tips....

You can also see the ebb and flow of spam. Peak time to receive it is normal working hours in Eastern Europe - that give a good clue as to where most of it originates... The level of spam sent during the evening, night and weekends is comparatively low.

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Post by addo » 22 Nov 2014, 11:53

I would love to see a concerted effort to expose the people who run these companies.

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Post by CitroJim » 22 Nov 2014, 12:17

addo wrote:I would love to see a concerted effort to expose the people who run these companies.
So would I... And then prosecute them to the furthest extent the law will permit.

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Post by addo » 22 Nov 2014, 12:18

Surgical sterilisation might be another option.

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Post by CitroJim » 22 Nov 2014, 12:25

addo wrote:Surgical sterilisation might be another option.


That's too mild. I'd sit them in front of Microsoft Outlook and make them read their rubbish for a year, 24 hours a day :twisted:

As they read one lot I'd just add another deluge...

No respite until all is read and the inbox is empty for good...

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Post by addo » 22 Nov 2014, 12:40

You do that, and I'll tender to build all the nuthouses for them to occupy afterwards. :mrgreen: The plumbing subcontract will be awarded to our mate on IOW.

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Re: Lovely New Scam Email

Post by Ben82 » 24 Nov 2014, 08:34

CitroJim wrote:With the standard of english displayed it really gives itself right away as being a fake...
I've actually had a legitimate email from a bank that the English was terrible enough to think it was a scam but it wasn't. Once had a phishing email from "Halifax Bank of Scotland Plc" that the first line said "Dear Santander customer".

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Re: Lovely New Scam Email

Post by CitroJim » 24 Nov 2014, 09:07

Ben82 wrote: Once had a phishing email from "Halifax Bank of Scotland Plc" that the first line said "Dear Santander customer".
:rofl2:

So that was marked as genuine and legit then...