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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:24 AM
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Anybody get THIS totally disgusting scam?
It was a variant of the "Nigerian Finance Minister" scam, and it claimed that a U.S. soldier and his unit had found $100 million in Iraq and was asking for a small fee to wire $10 million back to the U.S. It somehow attached itself to my outgoing emails along with a bogus 100 Million pounds sterling U.K. lottery prize, that was supposedly won by somebody whose email had been randomly chosen(if the "winner" provided the "lotto" organization with private information(this was targetted to people who were deeply in debt over the holidays.

I am furious that they not only did this scam but stole MY email address, and am scanning my computer repeatedly for malware. Beware of this one. It is disgusting and unbelievably cruel.

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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:50 AM
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1. That's a virus
You need to go t symantec or norton or somewhere and look it up and figure out if there's a removal tool. It might do more damage, or continue to send emails every time you reboot, etc. I can't understand the thrill of creating viruses, there are so many other things people can use their talents for.
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:50 AM
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2. Are you sure it's your computer these e-mails are coming from or
is you e-mail address being spoofed from somewhere else?
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:53 PM
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4. my provider told me my email box had been hacked.
I ended up having to change my email passport because they'd locked it.

I'm hoping that's the end of it.

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FredScuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:20 AM
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3. It's for real...
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 07:21 AM by FredScuttle
In fact, I got a picture of the soldiers:

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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 06:49 PM
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5. So, did they send you the $10 million yet?
n/t.
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