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Mysterious (probably forged) email from Frederick

Discussion in 'Forum Complaints' started by tack, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. tack

    tack Damned Dirty Ape

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    I just now received a weird email from Frederick Russ <FrederickRuss@myiwc.com> with the subject "Fw(2): Frederick Russ" to my PayPal-specific email address whose sole contents is:

    Code:
    http://bit.ly/<redacted>
    
    
    
    regards,
    Frederick Russ
    
    I've redacted the bitly address here and don't particularly care to click on it. I have to assume this is forged, and if it is, it must be that VI-C's donor email address list has been leaked?
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2018
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  2. NoamL

    NoamL Senior Member

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  3. Mihkel Zilmer

    Mihkel Zilmer Senior Member

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  4. brett

    brett Senior Member

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    Same here

    Deleted without clicking
     
  5. creativeforge

    creativeforge Barefoot Heart Music

  6. creativeforge

    creativeforge Barefoot Heart Music

    Can you confirm - this was sent to your PAYPAL email, not your VI-C MEMBER account?
     
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    tack

    tack Damned Dirty Ape

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    Confirmed. Also emailed you the original with headers (as an attachment). Thanks!
     
  8. paulmatthew

    paulmatthew Senior Member

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  9. synthpunk

    synthpunk Senior Member

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    The gift that keeps on giving
     
  10. GdT

    GdT Senior Member

  11. joed

    joed Senior Member

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  12. Rob

    Rob Senior Member

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    me too

    edit: mine said "look here" and there was a link
     
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  13. GdT

    GdT Senior Member

  14. GdT

    GdT Senior Member

    Just got another spam email today
     
  15. creativeforge

    creativeforge Barefoot Heart Music

    Guys, thank you, but you know this cannot possibly come from Frederick. However, send me a copy with the header at creativeforge@gmail.com.

    Cheers,

    André
     
  16. GdT

    GdT Senior Member

    Sorry I deleted it (of course).
    I could appreciate that it is probably spammer spoofing FR address.
     
  17. Fugdup

    Fugdup Member Of The Year

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    Yeah, i've had several, but deleted them.
    Found a new one in spam:
     

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  18. creativeforge

    creativeforge Barefoot Heart Music

    As you can see, some spam outfit is using his name (kooky email address though), and it has nothing to do with him. Just keep deleting them, and whisper a blessing in his direction... :)
     
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