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Offline IanT

Potential Scam emails
« on: Dec 06 2018 15:24 »
I've just returned home to find two identical emails in my inbox - apparently from other members of the Society.

If you have received a similar request to "fill in the statement" (with a supplied link) - I suggest you delete it.

I will be contacting the committee to inform them. I do not think this is a data breech, as the emails used are in the public domain - but I thought a word of warning might be sensible...

Regards,

IanT
Nothing's ever Easy - At least the first time around.

Offline John Candy

Re: Potential Scam emails
« Reply #1 on: Dec 06 2018 15:48 »
Ian,

Thank you for the warning, I haven't (yet) received any such messages.
If you still have the messages in your "trash" folder, can you extract the full header data which gives the source and routing info?
Depending upon email client you are using, the menu option will be similar to "View"/Headers"/"All".

Regards,
John.
My fellow Members, ask not what your Society can do for you, ask what you can do for your Society.

Offline IanT

Re: Potential Scam emails
« Reply #2 on: Dec 06 2018 16:02 »
eMail sent to you John,

Ian
Nothing's ever Easy - At least the first time around.

Offline John Candy

Re: Potential Scam emails
« Reply #3 on: Dec 06 2018 16:48 »
Thanks Ian.
I have replied to you with my analysis.
BT appears to have placed a block on the sender's IP, so anybody with a BT account should be safe.
John.

P.S. From the data which Ian sent me, I suspect a member of G3S or this forum may have an "infected" computer/tablet or whatever and that a "trojan" has accessed their address book. I recommend that all members immediately run an anti-virus/anti-spyware scan of their own systems.
My fellow Members, ask not what your Society can do for you, ask what you can do for your Society.