Is this for real...?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by old-mo, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    As some are aware, I changed my Email address on my information page...

    Every thing seems OK...... but...

    I have just been sent this Email, and with my security it say`s not safe (Or words to that effect :RollEyes:)..

    Is it genuine.. ?

    PS.... I have removed my email address in case it not correct..


    Here =
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    From: MotorhomeFun (support@motorhomefun.co.uk)
    Sent: 07 June 2014 10:26:04
    To: Email deleted by me .. :Smile:
    Be careful! This sender has failed our fraud detection checks.
    Show content
    Dear old-mo,

    Since you have recently changed your email, we require that you verify your new email address. You will only need to visit the URL once to have your account updated.

    To complete reverification, please visit this URL:
    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/register.php?a=act&u=4470&i=dc8203b1e064babfa15e0a8ba62ecb5b83e60c18

    <a href="http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/register.php?a=act&u=4470&i=dc8203b1e064babfa15e0a8ba62ecb5b83e60c18">America Online Users Please Visit Here to be Activated</a>
     
  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    antivirus is too finicky Mo.

    It will be to verify your email address.
    I clicked your link and got this message........
     

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  3. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Thanks John.... So you reckon it`s OK to open.. ?
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    i did and im still here :Laughing:

    As Jim said in another thread a few days ago, there are tens of thousands of funsters registered but a great majority never responded to the email verification request when they registered so are not active and never will be until they verify.
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Went on the first on the one in the first post and got this... :Sad:


    Your account has already been activated so please try logging in.

    But I is logged in... :RollEyes::Sad:

    Bloody puters... :cry:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    log out and back in again.
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Tried that, John..... and got the same message..

    I`ll leave it and see if I miss anything or get evicted... :Wink:

    It`s working with the new email address I put in... cos I got a notification of a PM..

    And usually it goes to an old email address which I don`t use since getting compromised...:RollEyes:
     
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    Snowbird Funster Life Member

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    But how do we know its the real Old Mo. I know, what colour is your favourite genny Mo ?.
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Red......... the same as my super quiet "Honda".... Dave... :Tongue1::Rofl1:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    maybe a generic email aimed at new members when they first register an email address and as you are aready registered it doesnt apply but is still automaticaly sent.

    As you say, you are logged in and posting so it must be ok.
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Thanks for your help.. :thumb:

    Thought Jim, may have jumped in .... instead of sitting watching bloody rugby with a tinny... :RollEyes::Wink::Rofl1:
     
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    Snowbird Funster Life Member

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    He is an imposter John. Mo does not own a genny, he borrows my Kipor.
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Oblocks.................. I own two.... :Tongue1::moon:

    A 2KL from my RV days and a beautiful 1KL that I bought for the Euro van... :thumb:

    Just you would not have heard my super quiet Honda, above the bleedin racket that Kipper made .... :Doh::Wink::Rofl1:
     
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    OddSocks Read Only Funster

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    Is it safe to visit?

    The way to tell is to read the address and see if it makes sense in context of the email.

    EG this email was supposed to have come from Motorhome Fun. So lok at the address - after the http:// it says "www.motorhomefun.co.uk" and that address matches where the email was supposed to have come from. So you can see it is safe to click on it.

    Another example would be when you get those lovely emails saying "You must verify your account information" from "eBay". When you look at the the address they as you to click on and it starts with something like "srv32.ukr.ebay.reply//" etc you can see that it is obviously s scam. If it was really from ebay that would say "ebay.com"

    So it is easy to see if something is safe to click on by reading the address.

    Hint: Sometimes it just says "Click Here" and does not show the address. In this case hover your mouse pointer over those words adn check out the bottom left hand corner of the window. You will see the address shown there, so you can always check it out for safety.
     
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    How to remove Start.iminent help needed

    Hi Guys trying to sort sis-in-law's lappy, everytime you fire up chrome it goes to start.iminent which is redirect site. Tried all the usual things, remove from extensions, and search engines, reboot chrome and its back again. Doesn't show up on remove programmes. Doesn't show up as a folder in programmes.

    Have run malwarebytes, no effect, its got kaspersky virus protection. Search the web but all the answers require you to spend money. Any ideas? about from reinstall?

    Ian
     
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    Sorry Mo posted it in your thread by mistake.:Doh:

    Ian
     
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