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Old Jul 20th 2006, 4:58 am
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I have just received an email from a company called spywaresoftware confirming my order and stating that my credit card will be deducted by 79GBP. I have not ordered anything from them, but, am worried that by contacting them I could be falling into some kind of trap. Can anyone tell me what I should do?
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Old Jul 20th 2006, 5:14 am
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Originally Posted by glynis
I have just received an email from a company called spywaresoftware confirming my order and stating that my credit card will be deducted by 79GBP. I have not ordered anything from them, but, am worried that by contacting them I could be falling into some kind of trap. Can anyone tell me what I should do?
It's probably a trap. Spyware software is a common scam. Does the email have a link to click onto?
Check your credit card statements thoroughly in future and if something comes up phone the credit card company and tell them what's happened. If you didn't order it then you won't have to pay for it.
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Old Jul 20th 2006, 5:23 am
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Originally Posted by peterbainham
It's probably a trap. Spyware software is a common scam. Does the email have a link to click onto?
Check your credit card statements thoroughly in future and if something comes up phone the credit card company and tell them what's happened. If you didn't order it then you won't have to pay for it.
There is an attachment and it says order approval notification. Do I reply to it? Do I contact my credit card company immediately?
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Old Jul 20th 2006, 5:30 am
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Originally Posted by glynis
There is an attachment and it says order approval notification. Do I reply to it? Do I contact my credit card company immediately?
Don't reply to it or click on the attachment. You could phone your credit card company but I'm not sure what they can do.
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Old Jul 20th 2006, 6:19 am
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Funnily enough i receved the same mail today. I've checked it through my spam filters and its junk. The .zip file attached to the mail contains a .exe file so its deffo a virus. Me, I'll be deleting it and forgetting all about it
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Old Jul 20th 2006, 7:08 am
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Default Re: HELP - JUNK MAIL, unauthorised order

Originally Posted by Paul S
Funnily enough i receved the same mail today. I've checked it through my spam filters and its junk. The .zip file attached to the mail contains a .exe file so its deffo a virus. Me, I'll be deleting it and forgetting all about it
Really, thanks. That´s set my mind at ease.
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Default Re: HELP - JUNK MAIL, unauthorised order

Originally Posted by Paul S
Funnily enough i receved the same mail today. I've checked it through my spam filters and its junk. The .zip file attached to the mail contains a .exe file so its deffo a virus. Me, I'll be deleting it and forgetting all about it
You should never open an attachment fromsomeone you don't know. Especially if the file extension is .exe. 100% it would a virus or trojan or something like that.
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Old Jul 20th 2006, 7:46 am
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Originally Posted by ghost2006
You should never open an attachment fromsomeone you don't know. Especially if the file extension is .exe. 100% it would a virus or trojan or something like that.

I use a filter within mailwasher that reports the files its stripped out and the contents (filename etc......). I never get the chance to open them

Not that I would
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I got the same one today........no order approval attachment, but an invoice attachment...tried to open but couldn't as the filter said it contained a virus.. so straight to the bin....
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