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    I got a bogus apug email today so watch out

    This mail came in to me spoofing the apug.org name. Here is a copy, if you get anything like this especially asking you to open an attachment do not do it, just delete the message. Thanks, Sean

    Subject: Email account utilization warning.
    From: noreply@apug.org
    Date: Fri, February 18, 2005 12:38 am
    To: admin@apug.org
    Priority: Normal
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    Dear user, the management of Apug.org mailing system wants to let you know that,

    Your e-mail account will be disabled because of improper using in next
    three days, if you are still wishing to use it, please, resign your
    account information.

    Advanced details can be found in attached file.

    For security reasons attached file is password protected. The password is "22322".

    Have a good day,
    The Apug.org team

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean
    This mail came in to me spoofing the apug.org name. Here is a copy, if you get anything like this especially asking you to open an attachment do not do it, just delete the message. Thanks, Sean
    If these people ever learn to write grammatical English, we'll really be in trouble!

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    I've betting different ones from 'apug' addresses. Have deleted them so can't say what the content has been but it wasn't that elaborate. However, if they can predict "will be disabled because of improper using in next three days" can they also let me know the lotto numbers for tomorrow night

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    I've never trusted all those guys on the "Apug.org team" anyway.
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
    =Neal W.=

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    The tomfoolery of these silly nincompoops from far flung places should be treated with utter contempt. I have had several emails of the " I am an African president. Can you help me take $47 million out of the country....I only need you bank details". On every occassion I engage them with convoluted sentences, complex grammar and complete bamboozlement whilst appearing interested. I prefer to take on the role of a 19 century Englishment with nothing but contempt for the dillydallying of the natives. It takes days for them to cotton on, during which time they spend hours at their computers (and dictionaries) otherwise unable to con others. I love it and was inspired by a site I saw from a chap who regularly spun these shits out with 3 months of emailing and seriously messing them about...always dangling carrots. In this case, what do you think it was all about. Malicious software?

    Tom

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    Hi Sean

    I got a somewhat similar email with the same message from my companys management team. and I thought I was the chief bottle washer around this place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Carnie
    I got a somewhat similar email with the same message from my companys management team. and I thought I was the chief bottle washer around this place.
    I got am email from my own company to me also, it is my company!!..Evan Clarke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stanworth
    The tomfoolery of these silly nincompoops from far flung places should be treated with utter contempt. I have had several emails of the " I am an African president. Can you help me take $47 million out of the country....I only need you bank details".

    I got one a couple days ago. Allegedly from the MEF in Iraq. They've found Sadam's millions and need a little help. I didn't go to the trouble of trying to figure out the location but it sounded like a native english speaker.

    Then I got one yesterday offering me great deals on cheap Chinese drugs and software. That one came from Dallas. Never knew Shanghai was in Texas before. :rolleyes:

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    you caught me lol

    just kidding

    lee\c

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    It was probably a trojan that would open your computer up to either crackers or to be used for spreading spam. They put the trojan inside a password protected Zip file so that your anti-virus software can't scan inside the Zip file.

    Cheers, Bob.



 

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