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Question re: Strange e-mail

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by JCM298, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. JCM298

    JCM298

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    This e-mail came in a few minutes ago:

    Subj: Problem with toolbar
    Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2006 17:57:18 -0500
    From: "Yogendra Shah" <yogiveena@msn.com>
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    I installed Mozilla Firefox program and I am getting the following message.
    XML Parsing Errors undefined entity
    LOCATION:CHROME://Browser/content/browser.XUL. and this file is corrupted.
    LINE NUMBER 1264 COLUMN 7
    Would please advise me how to solve this problem so I can able to run my website.
    I appreciate your help and waiting for your reply soon on my e-mail.
    e-mail : yogiveena@msn.com<mailto:yogiveena@msn.com>

    Thank you very much.

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    I found it on my e-Promter. I have not opened it and have no intention of opening it as I don't know the sender. Why somebody would ask me for help is very strange. I know very little about these "devil's devices" and have no idea why the sender would ask me. Anybody who has seen my posts here will know that I'm the village idiot when it comes to helping people with computer problems.

    The warning bells went off and I'm wondering if is it a virus or some sort of scam.

    John
     
  2. Furant

    Furant Millennium Member

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    It just kinda seems like maybe it's a case of mistaken identity. The message itself looks innocuous enough. I probably wouldn't reply to it. But I wouldn't be too worried either. There's nothing in the body of this e-mail that would worry me.

    Although anytime there's a link of any sort in a message, be wary. I've seen links to malicious web sites disguised as mailto: links in the past.

    But, bottom line, you're right, if it's an e-mail you're not expecting from someone you don't know, it can never hurt to delete it.
     

  3. JCM298

    JCM298

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    Thanks. It'll go bye-bye.

    John