Windows 10: Watch out: A dangerous Windows 10 scam is being circulated online

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  1. Posts : 1,889
    Win 10 X64 Pro 1803 17751.1
       02 Aug 2015 #10

    Tonyb said: View Post
    OH boy the spelling is not to good in it i have seen it online but its bad really bad allot of users may fall for this as to be honest how many actually read something these days, this is bad news indeed.
    And the spelling, syntax, and grammar are perfect in this post.

    I wonder how long it'll take "too" to disappear completely? (Good riddance, I suppose.)

    I get a number of crooked emails. The "from" addresses are usually spoofed, but they can only do so much with the links in the emails. I suggest that you always look at a link before you click on it.
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  2. Posts : 91
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       02 Aug 2015 #11

    There is always someone out to spoil anything they can. Be careful.
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  3.    02 Aug 2015 #12

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    If you need to ask this type of question then you need to take great care with emails.

    It's really simple -- for a start people can use IP masking / get hold of names within the company, use a little bit of graphic art and Photoshop, intercept your request to a "legitimate" Ms chat line to one of their own etc etc.

    Anybody with even computer science 101 (basic) could do it --believe me this stuff is really TOO EASY so PLEASE TAKE CARE especially with emails and unsolicited phone calls / text messages.

    I'm afraid some people obviously have led a much too "sheltered" life. Welcome to the Real Planet Earth. !!!!!

    Its even easier than all that at least with Thunderbird which allows other "identities" to show in a sent email. Here's an example of a received email. Received name and email removed.

    From - Sun Aug 02 10:00:05 2015
    X-Account-Key: account2
    X-UIDL: 0MThWI-1ZUi4T0qps-00QQk5
    X-Mozilla-Status: 0001
    X-Mozilla-Status2: 00000000
    Received: from ([]) by (mxeueus001)
    with ESMTP (Nemesis) id 0MThWI-1ZUi4T0qps-00QQk5 for <email removed>; Sun,
    02 Aug 2015 18:59:49 +0200
    Received: from [] (HELO [])
    by (CommuniGate Pro SMTP 4.2.8)
    with ESMTP id 391053828 for [email removed]; Sun, 02 Aug 2015 10:06:12 -0700
    Message-ID: <>
    Date: Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:59:57 -0700
    From: "Mr. Spam" <>
    User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/31.7.0
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    To: [name removed] <email removed>
    Subject: Test
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    Envelope-To: <email removed>

    This is only a test.
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  4.    02 Aug 2015 #13

    Some of that stuff did not originate with internet, many scams were used over the phone, fax, even with printed leaflets. Companies were getting fake invoices in mail and fax. Small enough amounts not to cause a concern but repeated enough times would pile up a lots of money to a fake account which would disappear after some time but before a comptroller in company went thru and matched bills and orders.
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  5. Posts : 587
    ,7,8.1 10TP 10upgrade,MINT
       02 Aug 2015 #14

    I have seen the longer spelling "programme" used in the UK as against the US spelling "program" which Microsoft uses on it's website.
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  6. Posts : 1,029
    Windows 1.00 to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Build 17713
       04 Aug 2015 #15

    tinmar49 said: View Post
    I have seen the longer spelling "programme" used in the UK as against the US spelling "program" which Microsoft uses on it's website.

    I automatically spell it "programme".


    Dublin, Ireland.
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  7. Posts : 587
    ,7,8.1 10TP 10upgrade,MINT
       04 Aug 2015 #16

    Yes, I would spell it the long way unless it was in conjunction with computers. If I was conducting a scam, I would copy the spelling used and not rely on the Oxford English Dictionary.
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  8.    04 Aug 2015 #17

    If you get this, you probably deserve to be separated from your money. Or to lose your data.Consider it a valuable life lesson learned cheap.
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  9.    05 Aug 2015 #18

    Hi there

    People fall into ANY Scam in spite of warning after warning.

    "Psst I know a Nigerian Businessman who wants to move 27 Million USD to Europe -- Can he move it into your Bank for a temporary transfer -- Give me details and I'll pay you 5,000 USD for the service". !!!

    Just read the Financial sections of say a section of the Sunday Papers in England. Every week you can see that quite OBVIOUS scams seem to dupe who seem to be quite sensible educated people into LOSING THOUSANDS of GBP.

    Often the SAME type of Scam appears WEEK after WEEK.

    Can't believe there are so many DUMMIES on this planet -- still that's the way.

    'Nuf Said.

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  10. Posts : 710
    Windows 10 home 64bit 1511 (OSbuild 10586.63)
       29 Nov 2015 #19

    Ok to put this in brief and simple terms we can all understand. The World is no longer safe. The Internet is no longer safe. Don't trust what you see or hear on the internet. Yes there are scams out there and there are people out there that can harm you and your computer. Be extra vilagent as you go online and also out into the real world.
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