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Re: [LUG] Rubbish emails


On 28/11/13 11:54, Julian Hall wrote:
> On 22/11/13 13:12, Neil Winchurst wrote:
>> I am used to receiving scam emails, though not many. Just today I
>> have had two identical ones, supposedly from DHL. This tells me that
>> they tried to deliver a parcel at 10.10 last Wednesday, but no one
>> was in. As it happens we *were* in.
>> Then it goes on to say that if it is not picked up within 72 hours it
>> will be returned to sender. It even includes a label number. Then,
>> and here's the best bit, I am invited to read an enclosed file for
>> details. Would you believe the said 'enclosed file', actually an
>> attachment, is a zip file?
>> Now the email address used is one I rarely use at all. I have never
>> given this email address to DHL, or to anyone else for that matter.
>> And, if I fell for all that, would DHL send a *zip* file to give me
>> some simple details about a parcel? LOL.
>> So what has this to do with Linux? Well, I assume that, if I were
>> silly enough to click on the attachment, any nasties would fail to
>> run because I am not using Windows. Is that a fair assumption?
>> Thanks
>> Neil
> Interestingly I just noticed today that one of the many identical DHL
> scam mails I've received was sent to this email address, which is only
> used for, predictably, Linux related emails; DC LUG, South Wales LUG
> (pretty much dead for the last few years), Sourceforge - very rare,
> and the occasional Linux-Questions bulletin.  Has anyone else received
> them on accounts they only use for a specific purpose?
> Julian

Our mail server has been getting tons of these. It seems random.


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