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arw
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Posted on Thursday, 30 September, 2010 - 09:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just noted two junk emails today from spammers at adobe--upgrade.com and skype--2010.com

A simple WHOIS lookup shows that they have Russian nameservers, with the same fictitious London address and a 1-800 phone number. Oh and a yahoo address.
Alan Winstanley -- EPE Magazine Online Editor
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dave_squibb
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Posted on Thursday, 30 September, 2010 - 10:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Alan, just received the "Skype" one, AVG put it in the SPAM folder.
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Posted on Saturday, 02 October, 2010 - 01:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've had a few of them too.

Oh and the weekly phone call from 'Mike' who recons he's in 'London' calling me because my computer has notified his company it has a problem. Oddly enough he has a very strong Indian accent and his call strangely shows up as 'international', but he insists he's in London. Bizarre...
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arw
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Posted on Sunday, 03 October, 2010 - 02:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's also a known scam, because they try to log into your PC remotely, with disastrous results.
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mikehibbett
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Posted on Thursday, 28 October, 2010 - 04:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

>That's also a known scam, because they try to log into your PC remotely, with disastrous results.

Just tell them your IP address is 127.0.0.1. :o)

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