Be warned, there's some nasties out there !

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Ron Goldstein, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Hello Ron

    We are not to far away as the crow flies
    So I have invited Olga over for the weekend( appreciate if you could pay half the air fare) and provisionally booked a day out for us in London (again appreciate if you and I go halves on the meal/theatre )
    Olga very kindly offered to sort out my finances so I have given her all my banking details (again would appreciate if you could do likewise)

    EDIT:

    Ron it appears I can no longer get into my bank account apparently all my money has mysteriously disappeared (again I would appreciate a loan if you can help out)
    We cant let Olga down

    regards
    Clive
     
  2. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    One of the less clever scams (Spot the errors)

    Dear customer,

    Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of your online account we have issued this warning message.

    It has come to our attention that your account details need to be updated due to inactive members,frauds and spoof reports.

    Please download the document attached to your email and follow the instructions.

    Note: That is a one-time task that will take only 3-5 minutes of your precious time.
    Thank you,
    Jessica M. Klaus,

    IT Assitant,
    Barclays Bank PLC.

    Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.
    For assistance, log in to your Barclays Bank Plc.Online Bank account and choose the "Help" link on any page.

    Barclays Bank Plc.Email ID # 1009
     
  3. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Note the "give-aways" in this would-be scam.

    Dear member,
    Someone with this ( IP address: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ) tried several times to access your online account.
    Please do not ignore this message is for your security.

    For your protection, we've suspended your account.
    To reactivate download the document attached to this email to review your account activity.
    We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate understanding.
    Thank you,
    Customer Support Service.
    Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.
    For assistance, log in to your Barclays Bank Plc.Online Bank account and choose the "Help" link on any page.

    Barclays Bank Plc.Email ID # 1009
     
  4. DPas

    DPas Member

    I get these all the time too. Oddly enough I never get one claiming to be from the bank that I actually bank with. They are always supposedly from competitors.

    Would never recommend it, but sometimes it is nice to go to google images and find a picture of a dog doing its business to send back to them or else string them along with some partial, made-up details just to waste their time and give them a headache. I particularly like asking those that tell me I have inherited money from a distant relation to send me a copy of the family tree. Sadly I never get a reply.
     
  5. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    This does not seem to be a 'nasty' but I am getting ten emails a day in Chinese. They all go to the spam folder. I have a couple of times pressed the translate button and checked the senders on Google. They all seem to be genuine Chinese or European companies trying to sell me goods and services.

    Anyone else have this? Why do I get it?

    Mike.
     
  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Check your email outbox, Mike.
    Chinese spam is par for the course, but you sometimes get a lot more of it if your email's been hacked or someone's hijacked the address to send Spam through.
    If the Outbox has sent Chinese mail to weird addresses, you've been violated - a change of password usually kills it.
     
  7. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Thanks Adam.

    Nothing outgoing. Just another of those things going on in the background I suppose. I booked a holiday online (very brave for me) and now I get an advert for the same company every time I log onto this forum.

    Mike
     
  8. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Its worth mentioning that China is absolutely rife with scams. From electronic goods to copy paper! One pointer is that any Chinese site selling recognised brands is a scam. Its financially impossible for them to export branded goods, so they are either counterfeiters or non-delivery scams.
     
  9. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

  10. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    Effing Bar stewards!
     
  11. pierce09

    pierce09 Member

    i wish i was offered loads of money from Africa left by some despot or a potential wife from Ukraine with no bad habits and large breasts. i just get told my manhood isn't big enough and i can enlarge it.
    and no, they aren't from the wife.
    oh and someone using my email address called Dave needs to log into facebook so i'm informed. no idea who Dave is.
     
  12. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    T'ain't me!
     
  13. jacksun

    jacksun Senior Member

  14. jacksun

    jacksun Senior Member

    Okay, while I'm in a security frame of mind there are a couple apps that are often overlooked for updates, but can be high risk vectors for infections of malware and viruses. They are adobe products, and just about everyone will have them installed - Reader, Flash Player (in your browsers), Shockwave, and Air (yes, you'll likely have this, although may not know it).
    Most of these are web browser plugins - working away as you surf and hidden in the background.

    Here are the latest update installers for Flash Player, Shockwave, and Air - often overlooked - reader most people get updates for - if not get it.

    Adobe Flash Player v.11.9.900.152

    Click here to check your version and here to Download the update, here is an Alternate Download - make sure you uncheck any unwanted add-ons (McAfee in the middle box) and download both (the one for IE and the other for other Browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, & Opera plugins)

    ***Install updates for flash player for IE and other browsers, unless you only have IE installed!***

    Be sure to uncheck any unwanted add-ons (notice a theme?)

    Adobe Air 3.9.0.1210

    Adobe Air Download: http://get.adobe.com/air/?promoid=JZEFV - simple download and install - will do the update automatically if you have it installed.

    Adobe reader update is here (version 11.0.05) if you don't already have it Be sure to uncheck any unwanted add-ons

    Adobe Shockwave update is here (version 12.0.5.146) if you don't have it

    How do I check my versions?
    - Open programs and features (Start - control panel - programs - the same place you go to uninstall a program), find Adobe <app name> then look on the far right and it will show the version number.

    Wayne
     
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  15. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Another one of those scams and, just for the record, I don't bank with Barclays


    Dear Customer,

    We recently have determined that different computers have logged in your Barclays
    account, and multiple password failures were present before the logons.

    For your security we have temporary suspended your account.
    Please download the document attached to this email and fill carefully.

    If you do not restore your account by November 14, we will be forced to suspend
    your account indefinitely, as it may have been used for fraudulent purposes.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Thank you,
    Barclays Bank PLC.

    Copyright © 1999-2013 Barclays Bank PLC. All rights reserved.


    Please do not reply to this e-mail as this is only a notification. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.
     
  16. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Nice to see they are on the ball nearly 2 years to 3 years after the event
     
  17. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I've merged some of Wayne's Security stuff into the 'Nasties' thread. (Clive's reply above was in response to what's now post #227).
     
  18. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

  19. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the "heads up" Geoff.

    This one is potentially the worst thing yet.
     
  20. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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