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  1. chaser

    chaser Funster

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    Had this email this morning....
    Update your account


    Dear Customer,

    We knew some problems with your account Please to update the account, Our server detected a fraudulent use of your account by a somebody. Location: 82.1.46.161
    If you do not update your account will be close definitively


    To update your account, it is enough to confirm your information, it is easy:

    Click here to update

    Click the link below to open a window of secure browser.
    Confirm that you are the holder of the account, then follow the instructions.

    Would anyone ever be taken in by this:Eeek:
     
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    I've had around 5 or 6 hundred in a similar vein over the years :Wink:
    They are becoming a lot more subtle than that one nowadays though! :Angry:
     
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  3. chaser

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    Yeah I know I have them as well, but this one is just ridiculas:Doh:
     
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    :Rofl1: I personally would ignore it, to much fraud happening with this sort of thing. If concerned about it I would ring the whoever your account is with to find out. Do not issue your account details to this email under any circumstances.:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Don't have an account there:Doh:
     
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    Sadly LOADSA folk get kidded in to 'updating their information' by these mails..

    99.9% of peeps who believe their PayPal or e-mail account has been 'hacked' have been victims.
    Of course they never believe it !
    Instead they think there is some spotty oik in a darkened room with a magic program that automatically runs through millions of combinations of letters and numbers just like in the movies, until a password is cracked..

    Occam's razor springs to mind !
     
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    Hmmm, Yes you would need to be pretty dim to reply to that one :RollEyes:

    I've no doubt hundreds will :Doh:
     
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    Those poor people have gone to all that trouble to warn you - I think the least you could do is open an account and then check for any fraudulent use :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I dont even open them. I right click on the post, select 'show full header', and check just where it's come from, and the return addy. Most say fred@yahoo.com. :thumb:
     
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    Mr Tootles has the answer.




    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Had our PayPal attacked last week tried to take a thousand dollars out :Eeek:

    It's now frozen waiting on PayPal to sort it out pain in the ass we use it a lot.
    Had to change all our passwords as well just in case.
     
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    Thank you!!! But be careful, peeps will start to think you have pulled the ju-ju pins out of the Tootles doll.......:BigGrin::Wink::Wink:
     
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    I read an article recently that suggested that these fraud spams are intentionally rubbish with bad spelling and implausible unchanging scenarios. This, apparently acts as a gullibility filter and means they don't waste time trying to scamming someone who will twig when it comes to the crunch.
     
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