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Scam attempt?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by JCM298, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. JCM298


    Dec 25, 2002
    Tucson, AZ
    I just got this e-mail via E-Promter. I have not opened it nor have I gone to the links in the e-mail. Does this sound like a scam?



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  2. Soujurn

    Soujurn Deus Diligo USA

    Jul 4, 2001
    Las Cruces, N.M.
    I'd ignore it and delete it.

  3. NetNinja

    NetNinja Always Faithful

    Oct 23, 2001
    HotLanta, GA
    Anytime you get an unsolicited email from someone you dont know, you delete it.
  4. JCM298


    Dec 25, 2002
    Tucson, AZ
    It's been deleted and I never tried to open it. I was just curious to see if anybody had heard of this.

    Thanks for the replies,

  5. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

    Mar 28, 2001
    SW Oregon
    Even some so-called spyware removal apps which are offered openly are malware-filled trash.

    This is an even sleazier version of the same sort of dreck.
  6. Toyman


    May 6, 2003
    West Michigan
    If you didn't open it, how did you read it and copy it's text?
  7. JCM298


    Dec 25, 2002
    Tucson, AZ

    I used the wrong terminology. Using E-promter, I can read the e-mail before it goes to my e-mail account. What I meant to say was I did not go to the web sites that were in the e-mail,