Windows 10: Email Alert

  1.    09 Jul 2016 #1

    Email Alert


    I wasn't sure where to post this , so I posing it here. I want to warn everyone of a email I received today. I got a email saying my PayPal account was being limited because of some violations. It also contained a file that I was supposed to open to confirm my identity. I do not have a PayPal account. Just letting everyone know in case they receive this email or one similar to it. Do not click on anything in your emails.
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  2. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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       09 Jul 2016 #2

    Winuser said: View Post
    I wasn't sure where to post this , so I posing it here. I want to warn everyone of a email I received today. I got a email saying my PayPal account was being limited because of some violations. It also contained a file that I was supposed to open to confirm my identity. I do not have a PayPal account. Just letting everyone know in case they receive this email or one similar to it. Do not click on anything in your emails.
    I have had that and I have one but it is password protected also it is done by direct debit
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  3.    09 Jul 2016 #3

    Winuser said: View Post
    I wasn't sure where to post this , so I posing it here. I want to warn everyone of a email I received today. I got a email saying my PayPal account was being limited because of some violations. It also contained a file that I was supposed to open to confirm my identity. I do not have a PayPal account. Just letting everyone know in case they receive this email or one similar to it. Do not click on anything in your emails.
    Probably ransomware. Good you didn't open it.
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  4.    09 Jul 2016 #4

    simrick said: View Post
    Probably ransomware. Good you didn't open it.
    That was my first thought when I saw the email.
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  5. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       09 Jul 2016 #5

    I wonder, what kind of email provider you have, because normally fake paypal emails end up in spam automatically.
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  6.    09 Jul 2016 #6

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    I wonder, what kind of email provider you have, because normally fake paypal emails end up in spam automatically.
    Usually, yes they do. But zipped files usually get through, unfortunately. IDK if this one was zipped though.
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  7. Borg 386's Avatar
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       09 Jul 2016 #7

    If it came with a zip file, might be this one:

    It is very uncommon for people to send legitimate applications written in JavaScript via email, so users should avoid opening this type of file, even if it’s enclosed in a .zip archive. There are few reasons for .js files to exist outside websites and Web browsers in the first place.
    Don’t run JavaScript email attachments: ​they​ can carry potent ransomware | PCWorld
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  8.    10 Jul 2016 #8

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    I wonder, what kind of email provider you have, because normally fake paypal emails end up in spam automatically.
    I'm not sure if it was on my Comcast account or my Gmail account I have my email client set to show both accounts. After seeing the email and not wanting to chance infecting my computer I deleted it.
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