Be warned, there's some nasties out there !

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

  1. jacksun

    jacksun Senior Member

  2. CL1

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

    just got this through


    Fake email “You received a new message from Skype voicemail service.” contains trojan


    You received a new message from Skype voicemail service.
     
  3. Bluebell21

    Bluebell21 Old Hand

    Just the same - had three in the last two hours
     
  4. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

  5. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Some of these Nasties are getting so easy to spot, such as this one received today.

     
  6. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    Ron.

    I don't know why you think that the example above is easy to spot.

    Three years ago I had a number of fraudulent transactions involving my Santander debit card. It turned out that Hannants had given out my card details to a number of third parties, at least one of which was bogus, and was attempting to make on-line purchases using the stolen details.
    The first I knew of the fraud was in an e-mail from Santander that looked just like the above.

    However, I do think that in all cases it is better to call into your local branch with a copy of the e-mail for confirmation of it's veracity.

    Best wishes, David.
     
  7. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    David

    If you look back to the opening posting on this thread you will see it is 4 years old.

    Since I started this thread, the scams have got ever more sophisticated and so I considered I was in a postion to recognise when they occasionally reverted back to the simpler, earlier versions.

    The dead giveaway in the example above is the opening "Dear member"

    NO bank will ever adress you as such

    I sympathise with your own experience with these bastards ( there is no other word for them) as I too have been the victim of the nastiest of viruses.

    Regards

    Ron
     
  8. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    Ron.

    Of course you are right, it is the second word that is the giveaway, I had not noticed that. Apologies.
     
  9. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Another one to watch for !


    Dear Customer,

    We are in the process of increasing your credit limit, but would like you
    to confirm you agree with this decision.

    Please download the document attached to this email and confirm this increase.

    Please note, this increase will reflect in your account in 7 days
    excluding weekends and bank holidays.

    Thank you,
    Barclaycard Services.

    Please do not reply to this e-mail as this is only a notification. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.h
     
  10. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Almost as bad as the endless scams out there are the chain letters I get from well meaning friends warning me of the latest super virus.

    Got one this morning, warning me of the "Black Muslim Virus" and in the body of the e-mail it claimed it had been verified by Snopes.com.

    What it failed to mention was that Snopes had verified it as a hoax !

    Give me strength !

    Ron
     
  11. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    How do you know Snopes isn't a hoax too? :biggrin:
     
  12. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    How do we know that there really is a forum member with the unlikely name of Za Rodinu ? :)

    Ron
     
  13. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Ron,
    You've lost none of your sharp wit. That reply gave me a giggle but now that you mention it, has anyone ever seen the mysterious Za? He could actually be one of those large breasted women from the Ukraine who happens to like aircraft. :)
     
  14. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

  15. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member

    Re these anti virus programmes, I thought this would make some of you laugh. I got a new computer and went through the usual teething pains. When I bought it I was offered at a reduced price,an anti virus programme. I used it but one day, after many problems, rang the help line offered by the company that sold said new computer. They advised removing this programme as it was over sensitive. I did so but the problems continued. I then took computer to the store to check the internet connection ( this was thought to be the problem) All was working well at the store, so that moved the diagnosis on a little. Whilst there I mentioned that the help line had advised removal of the programme. The in store expert said " I wish they hadn't done that"...................
     
  16. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Actually is the shortened form of a Romanian expression, which in full is "Du-te sari in lac, ai multe băgăcios de eejits."
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  17. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Miguel

    Which, according to at least two of my translation tools, translates literally as:

    "Go jump in the Lake, you have a lot of eejits nosy."

    :)

    Ron
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  18. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    I'll have to wait a few months. Jumping into a lake here will get you concussed. The water is exceptionally hard this year.:)
     
  19. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Or words to that effect :biggrin:
     
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  20. bofors

    bofors Senior Member

    what is a nosy eejits? Doesn't sound nice!
     

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