Emails returned that I have not sent??

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By dreuby on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 03:20 pm:

There's a particularly nasty one going round at the moment, telling you that "Your order has been processed and will be despatched ... your credit card has been charged $X".

Of course we rush to cancel the order, and thats' when they actually do get hold of our credit card info, etc :(

Spoofs are common - from Microsoft, McAfee, eBay, Yahoo, and so on.

If you don't have a virus checker, http://www.grisoft.com have a free one which works well.


Dianne Reuby
http://www.swindonvirtualoffice.co.uk

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By dreuby on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 03:16 pm:

Yes - I get lots too. They get your email address in several ways - from using "spambots" to suck out web addresses from web sites (contact adresses, forum postings, etc), or by infecting one machine, then taking all the email adresses it has stored, and doing the same with them. There's not a lot you can do - make sure that you have a virus checker installed as well as a firewall, and that you update the "signatures" frequently.

There's a lot of helpful advice here:
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/s/spam.html
There are more links if you scroll down after reading the definition.


Dianne Reuby
http://www.swindonvirtualoffice.co.uk

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Ken on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 01:13 am:

I have received emails, from places that I have definitely not emailed, saying that the email I have sent them has a virus in it.

I have not done anything with these as it is my routine to just delete emails I do not recognise and ofcourse not open attachments.

Does this mean that some hacker####### has got access to my computer and is sending virus's out via my email?

I do have a free "Zone Alarm" firewall installed but nothing else.

Thanks in anticipation.


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