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


  1. JCM298

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    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?

    Thanks,

    John

    subj: New Update to fix Windows File Errors
    Date: 6/10/2005 2:35:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time
    From: TrekBlue@peakoffers1.com
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  2. Soujurn

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    I'd ignore it and delete it.
     

  3. Washington D.C.

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  4. NetNinja

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    Anytime you get an unsolicited email from someone you dont know, you delete it.
     
  5. JCM298

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    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,

    John
     
  6. fastvfr

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    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.
     
  7. Toyman

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    If you didn't open it, how did you read it and copy it's text?
     
  8. JCM298

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    Toyman,

    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,

    John