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I have had the usual amount of email scams in the past, the bank detail ones, the update your internet bank account, the tried to deliver a parcel to you one but this takes the biscuit!

 

Notice to Appear,

 

 

Please bring all documents and witnesses relating to this case with you to Court on your hearing date.

The copy of the court notice is attached to this letter.

 

 

Truly yours,

Clerk to the Court.

Patricia Mason

 

from customerssupport713 @ intelprolawyers.com with the usual open this zip file document attached! As if I am going to open anything from someone I dont know!

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yes I had one similar 2 days agon this one was for Miami lawyers etc and pls open attachments . on a further note my parent are getting the phising emails from people purporting to be from amazon .

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I keep getting the ruddy things too

 

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/court-notice-malware-emails.shtml

 

I report each one as a phishing [problem] so hopefully they will soon stop

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I had one from Amazon also but it actually went straight into my spam mail!

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I got a notice to appear about my divorce . Bit difficult that one as she died nearly 2 years ago

 

Also banks, fedex, amazon, all the usual. They seem to be getting worse

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Several from supposedly FedeX, were caught and diverted to SPAM, same as a HSBC confirm account details due to outage, I don't bank with HSBC so delete delete delete

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Watch for some of the newer ones

 

They pretend to be from a bank warning you of fishing scams and point you to either an infected website or infected pdf

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I had the court notification the other day as well. I also get the bank, paypal and other notifications, which always seem to have attachment which contain malware.

 

I sent a few of these off to a banks [problem] people and they looked into them. Most banks have online fraud reporting teams, so it is worth everyone advising them, so they can alert people. Banks will post details on their own sites of current email scams that are doing the rounds.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Just to add, I've written a massive quick guide for novices here:

 

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?425296-PayPal&p=4542762&viewfull=1#post4542762

 

And here is my message, just thought I'd share that thread in context:

 

@Sandy and all other Users who get these:,

 

There's loads of mail like this floating around. I've even had e-mails like this pretending to be from the HMRC, Banks, Companies House and various other high profile organisations. When I got the HMRC one, this particularly concerned me being a business owner, so I contacted the Police "Action Fraud" and discussed this with them. As I guessed, the mail was "phishing" i.e. "fishing for your personal details and passwords", and was told to handle them in the following manner:

 

1) If you receive a mail like this which has a "click here" or a "button" to "go to" a page to resolve "whatever the email outlines"DON'T CLICK IT.

Reasoning:
The moment you click on that link or button, many of these fraudulent sites rely on you clicking this link/button, which often has a unique ID hidden in it linking your email address to something in their systems. This is how they can "confirm that you've read it AND RESPONDED.

 

Don't mark it as spam QUITE yet... See (2) below...

 

2) If the email is from paypal, as in Sandy's example, rather than relying on links (or even favourites you have stored in your browser), manually browse to http://www.paypal.com or http://www.whateverCompany.com, log in MANUALLY, NOT with the stored usernames and passwords you could have saved in the page. From here, use the companies own website to see if they do or don't need to contact you.

 

Also, if you don't feel quite happy doing the above, then feel free to call the company directly, but as I say, go to their page i.e. http://www.paypal.com, get the phone number FROM THEIR SITE (not from the linked site in the email), contact them and their staff will be more than happy to help you out.

 

Finally, if it involves your bank, and you still don't feel happy talking about it over the telephone, then get yourself down to the local branch and get some help from the staff in-branch. This is the fool-proof method.

 

3) If one of these emails involves a government body i.e. HMRC, Border Agency, Companies House etc... then contact that body directly. DO NOT do anything via a website. Let them know about the email immediately. 9 times out of 10, they might tell you to delete it as they didn't send it.

Reasoning:

Often government bodies will contact you via post rather than by email. But as they government is trying to go "digital" they are relying more and more on "online services". If you do receive one of these emails, pass it off as "spam" and ignore it, you could be missing out in very important information from that body. In the case of HMRC or Companies House you can wind up getting some very very hefty fines for being late or not updating information in a timely manner.

 

FINALLY

If you exhausted the list above, and have come to the conclusion that this is in-fact spam, then note that most email programs and websites have a "mark as spam" button or option so messages from that source (whichever scoundrel sent it) will be binned in the spam folder.

 

Note though, it's good practise to "skim over" your spam folder from time to time, just incase an important email ends up in there by accident.

 

here's a list of links for the various email websites and programs for how-to's managing spam.

 

List of Help Documents on How to Manage Spam in Various Programs and/or Websites

 

Apple Mail: Mark messages as junk or not junk

Windows Live Mail (Windows Vista and Windows 7): Block spam and other unwanted e‑mail

Windows Live Mail (Windows 8 both Tablet and PC): http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-8/junk-delete-sweep

Microsoft Outlook (for Windows): http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/outlook-help/overview-of-the-junk-email-filter-HP010355048.aspx

Microsoft Outlook (for Mac): Label a message as "junk" or "not junk"

 

The above are the mainstream apps / email programs on your computers...

 

Now for a list of website help i.e. hotmail / yahoo regarding marking as junk:

 

1) Apple iCloud Mail (i.e. http://www.icloud.com): iCloud: Manage junk mail

2) Microsoft Outlook/Hotmail/Live (i.e. http://www.outlook.com, http://www.hotmail.com, http://www.live.com): How to Mark a Message as Junk in Outlook.com

3) Yahoo Business Mail (http://www.yahoo.com): How do I mark an email as spam?

4) Yahoo Personal Mail (http://www.yahoo.com): s-yahoo-sln3402.html?impressions=true"]Report spam, hacked accounts, and phishing [problem]s to Yahoo

 

 

 

If you have another mail program or use another site and would like help with it, feel free to drop me a PM. just another note, I'm not here for "fixing mail issues" lol, I'll just point you to a link or a resource which will tell you how to "manage spam" for your setup...

 

Hope this helps! :)

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  • 3 weeks later...

started getting them from Curry's now as well as Amazon, I do not touch them, most go to my spam box, rest I delete straight away , Sandy

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Currys do send out emails to people normally, I get them as I am on their mailing list - sometimes they have a 'flash sale' locally and that is the only way to get the info.

 

I am getting the 'I finally found you...' messages from overly photoshopped nubile young females who could not possibly have gone to school with me, and from a so called professional lady on her 'coffee brake' inviting me to join her for a naughty weekend, and the photos of 'your girlfriend is like a log in bed'.... tried various ways of blocking them and reporting them but every so often they come back, always seem to tack onto the end of the email inbox (I use Firefox and Thunderbird).

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the Currys , have no idea why I get them as not on their mailing list, it says something like please confirm, blah blah but do not open it to find out rest! x

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  • 6 months later...

Had one supposedly from Paypal, restriciting my account until I logged in....it came to my normal email and not my Paypal email and hovering on the link it was from somewhere in Russia.... got binned and ran my virus checkers again to make sure I was still clear.

 

Got one of those 'ATM' card notices this morning.

 

Wonder what and when the first Spam of 2015 will be?

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general tip re suspect emails

 

set yr email client on pc to not auto open the email.

right click the email, check its properties/message source.

and, of course, dont open any attachments without it being scanned. most real time a/v's would auto scan a file, including an email attachment, whilst opening.

set read receipt requests to ask ie not auto send. if there is read receipt request, dont do it.

IMO

:-):rant:

 

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Great reminder Ford, quite a few scram invoice attachments for spurious bills about. All with a nasty payload in the attachment.

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