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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:18 pm 
West Midlands AEC
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matthew71 wrote:
had one here the other day dave, just deleted it. but if you have some spare cash dave ,i have a mate in nigeria who will take 10k from you and give you 200k back. it,s a sure investment :D

Ha,ha nice one Matty!!

They are persistent that's for sure have had about 5 today, went onto my PayPal account they have some good info on there advising on spam emails.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:04 am 
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The most obvious thing, apart from what common sense tells you, is the fact the paypal page they want you to login to has a url like ip-number/paypal.html or I have seen url's like used.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:49 pm 
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I used to get these constantly. paypal, orange, banks. sure fire giveaway is the vagueness of their greeting (e.g. dear paypal user ) the real one always uses your name. at one point I was getting 8 a day from different ones. strange thing is half the companies they were 'apparently' from I wasnt even a customer of. :roll:

plus Im pretty sure paypal dont use a gmail address with some weird foreign name.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:38 pm 
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They more than likely came from someone like this:


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