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N-tropix
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Scam emails

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I have recieved an email which looks very much like a genuine email from Telstra using the Its how we connect logo.

It starts with "

Dear_Valued Member,


our billing system was unable to process your last payment...."

It contains a link to http://www.funactivities4kids.in/zoom/accountNum=10090856amp/billNum=0845066288amp/login.php indicating a scam.

 

Is it possible to stop these types of scams at the ISP server?

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DEANJA
Posts: 2,835
Registered: ‎03-04-2012

Re: Scam email - YOUR EMAIL BILL

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Fake Fake Fake, get rid of it - And certainly don't open it, you never know whats hiding in it, most important.

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Wanglese
Posts: 2,198
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Re: Scam email - YOUR EMAIL BILL

It would be nice if it could be automatically stopped, I agree.

 

I haven't had one in a while, but there was a period when I was getting at least 2 a month, and ALWAYS on the day my monthly period was switching over.....

 

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Deanna
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Re: Scam email - YOUR EMAIL BILL

We are aware that these emails are being circulated.  If you receive one, it would be greatly appreciated if could you please take the time to report it here: Report Misuse of Service 

 

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N-tropix
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Re: Scam email - YOUR EMAIL BILL

Thanks Deana

I have logged it as requested.

 

 

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zseries
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Re: Scam email - YOUR EMAIL BILL

I received one today stating that we had paid our bill twice, click here to get your refund, I didn't.

 

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DEANJA
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Re: Scam email - YOUR EMAIL BILL

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Make sure you delete it completly from your computer. There's a whole lot of variations of these things going around at the moment. Just so annoying.

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Marnie2014
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Scam emails - is this one??? or is it real

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DEANJA
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Re: Scam emails - is this one??? or is it real

Yes Marnie, that's another of the scammers text tools. Don't open the links in the message and delete immediately.

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CoolCat456
Posts: 13
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Re: Scam emails

Bounce the little so and so's.

 

I use mailwasher. They have a free version for one email address or buy the pro version for more than one email address.

http://www.mailwasher.net/

 

 

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DryWater1
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Re: Scam emails

Is this a scam?

Dear customer,

The purpose of this communication is to call your attention,that the last payment date is 12/09/2014 for invoice 8884378365 with outstanding balance $31.19

Pay Bill View Bill

Thank you,by using online services you save your time and give us an opportunity to improve our services.

Pay bill paperless is the choice of millions of people today. Let's give our children a green future.

� 2014 Telstra - mobile phones, prepaid phones, broadband
internet, home phones, business phones
You can unsubscribe from all other types of email
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DEANJA
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Re: Scam emails

Hi Drywater, you should be able to decide foryourself if this is a scam.

 

1) What date is your useual bill due?

2) Is that your account number show, I would think not.

3) Would the amount shown tally with your usual bill?

 

Yes of course it's a scam, don't click on any of the links and delete the email.

 

If you take a look at the following official Telstra page, you'll see a range of scam emails doing the rounds under the Telstra logo: http://go.telstra.com.au/helpandsupport/-/warning-bigpond-telstra-phishing-scams

 

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magpie1
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Re: Scam emails

Hello I keep getting emails that say to Confirm my Details I think they are scams can you please help me It's happened before. I just added my Yahoo account as well.

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DEANJA
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Re: Scam emails

Maggie, don't i repeat don't click on links in any of these emails, yes they are 99.9999% scammers out to get your idendity, bank or credit card details. Just delete they straight away.

 

These days you just can't trust emails and phone calls that follow thse lines.

 

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Re: Scam emails

I keep getting emails from Other Banks I only Bank with The Commonwealth Bank, No One else and also is E-bay and Paypal Safe Thanks Jeff From Magpie1

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DingoDan
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Re: Scam emails

Hey magpie1,

 

Thanks for the feedback on your recent experience and am glad that this has been resolved for you when on the call recently :smileyhappy:

 

I will have this passed on for you. 

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magpie1
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Re: Scam emails

Thank you for your help. DEANJA. I thought you worked for Telstra.

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magpie1
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Re: Scam emails

Jeff can you please help me regarding the bank email and E-bay and Paypal message I just want to know what to do and is it safe to use

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DEANJA
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Re: Scam emails

No mate, just another mug customer. They should pay me though for all the appearances I and some of the others make around here.

 

Same thing with those gems, Pay Pal, Banks etc. just ignore them. 99 times out of 100 they are just trying to get to your personal details and finances.

 

Have a great day.

 

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