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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:14 PM
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Maybe this scam is old news, but just in case.....
I received an e-mail confirming a purchase I didn't make. This has happened before - someone using random credit card numbers to order stuff until they get a positive hit. I've had to call the credit card company or bank (debit card) before to get the charges canceled. Usually the purchase if for time on an on-line game.

This time, the credit card number wasn't listed in the e-mail, so I foolishly clicked to download and open the invoice attachment - only to realize the extension was .exe


I think I got clear of this with the support of the security company, but I wanted to pass on the warning. A major scam masquerading as a minor scam!
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:18 PM
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1. Thanks for tip. Keep browser settings to show URLs of linked sites with mouse over...
Specific ways to set this in preferences varies with each browser, but is the default setting for Firefox, I think.

PC users can "right click -> properties" with their mouse, I think.

thanks.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:26 PM
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2. PC users should check the properties before linking....
:blush:
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 09:55 AM
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3. kick for the info
thanks
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 10:00 AM
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4. Apparently this new scam is quite active
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