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A warning... by Spursfan on 16 December 2008 4:32pm
I had an email this morning purporting to be from friends who now live in Spain. It was from their email address.

Basically, it was supposed to be from the husband (Rob) but signed off Robert (and the surname) which is not like him. Also there were no personal bits in it, just basically saying he was in a country (forget which) in Africa on a mission to help youth fight AIDS and something else (again I forget). It said he had been robbed, was confused and in his hotel room with no money, would we send £1,400.

Luckily I was suspicious because there was nothing personal as I have mentioned above - they are Geordies and a very friendly couple so there would have been SOMETHING personal in it!!

The final thing is that we happened to receive a Christmas card from them this very morning which was posted only a few days ago - no mention of the trip to Africa which I think there would have been.

As soon as I realised, I reported it as spam and then deleted it.

Just be careful about emails, even from friends!!


[btw I have emailed our friends to let them know that they probably have a virus]
Re: A warning... by Lounge Trekker on 16 December 2008 5:15pm
Another crackpot trolling for a sucker to send money. If I catch him, I'll send your money back.

Lounge Detective
Re: A warning... by Ken Dunn on 16 December 2008 9:04pm
I mentioned a week or so ago that I had spam that I had apparently sent myself. If the hackers can do that then they can pick up another address from your machine and tag it on to a fraudulent e-mail.
A good spam filter will put them in the junk folder.
Re: A warning... by mrsthing on 16 December 2008 9:25pm
That happened to me once--it came from a friend's email address. But she wasn't asking for money. It just wasn't her. I answered it, never suspecting (and I'm usually paranoid about stuff like that). Luckily, my reply didn't have much personal information, but the sender now knows my email address and presumably the IP address of my computer. Thank goodness my husband has set up firewalls and intrusion detectors that would be the envy of our Homeland Security Dept.!
Re: A warning... by Spursfan on 16 December 2008 9:41pm
I have a good spam filter, Ken and often have to check it if emails I am expecting don't arrive (they're waiting for me in the spam box usually!!). I suppose with it being apparently fom a bona fide email address, it was okay-ed so's to speak.
Re: A warning... by kazzzz on 16 December 2008 10:49pm
Oh how awful. I only ever open emails from people I know but it would seems that not even that is safe.
Re: A warning... by Duke on 17 December 2008 4:31am
Maybe some people really dislike you Anne. Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe it is due to your annoying, bickering to Palinites, and nagging to your closest families members.

Perhaps it just best that you disappear from this site...

Justice and Happy Christmas
Re: A warning... by johnnythemonkey on 17 December 2008 1:57pm
It's little Michael ! ( Morse etc etc etc...).
I see you're still obsessed with Anne. She'll be flatterd.
How are the studies going Michael ? I bet those lecturers know bugger all compared to wordly wise young man like you.
Re: A warning... by bIG bLOGGER on 17 December 2008 3:05pm
*Justice and Happy Christmas*

...since when was there any *Justice* at Christmas? After all,I never get as many Christmas presents as I think I should!

btw: WHO is 'little michael'? He calls himself 'Duke'..it could be the Duke Of York.
Re: A warning... by johnnythemonkey on 17 December 2008 3:27pm
He's someone like you bIG, has multiple I.d's.
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