Scam?

Scam?

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:34 am

In my email I've been getting these real looking FedEx things "We tried to deliver a package but you weren't home. Download the attached form , fill it out & take it to a FedEx place". What kind of scam is this? I delete them, but I'm betting plenty of people open them.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Scam?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:40 am

The download part...
Social engineering...
You know you don't have a package...
But you'll take the shot at getting somthin'...
So you hit the button...
now you click thru the security and UAC buttons... :shock:
overriding your system protection...
Now the malware/virus has access... :sick:
and the bot lord has another lamb in his flock... 8-)
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Scam?

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:57 am

Freddy

In your control panel you should have at least two user accounts , one comes set up as admin and you should create another called
freddy or something else. Next select admin settings and click on allow ONLY this user to to make changes to the hard drive and make sure you have a super strong password. Then open the Freddy account and select DO NOT allow this user to make changes to the hard drive. Then when surfing or using email under the Freddy
account you can pretty much wander and open without fear . When you come under attack the computer will tell you to log on as admin if you want to make changes to your hard drive. Click the "sod off" button and keep on truckin. :out:

WARNING , this advice may be worth less than what you paid for it!

Pass the beer nuts,

Waldo :D
waldo lemieux
 
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Stove/Furnace Model: s-20


Re: Scam?

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:23 am

I don't want to be a lamb of a bot lord!

I figured it was some sort of scam. Thanks for the knowledge & tips.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Scam?

PostBy: cabinover On: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:05 am

waldo lemieux wrote: Next select admin settings and click on allow ONLY this user to to make changes to the hard drive and make sure you have a super strong password. Then open the Freddy account and select DO NOT allow this user to make changes to the hard drive.
Pass the beer nuts,

Waldo :D


Waldo, thanks for the tip. My question is where do I find the admin settings? In CP there is Admin Tools and that's it.
cabinover
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid Axeman Anderson 130
Baseburners & Antiques: Sparkle #12
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Buckwheat, Nut
Other Heating: LP Hot air. WA TX for coal use.

Re: Scam?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:36 am

Start button > control panel > user accounts & family safety > user accounts > ... then select whatever options from there. This is on Vista, BTW ... YMMV.

Yeah Freddy - Rule #1: NEVER download anything from some address you do not know personally. Follow that, and you should never have a problem ... unless you spend alot of time doing Google searches. That's how I always end up with problems. Searching for service manuals, or repair tips on a piece of equipment ... every so often an infected site will be thrown int the mix. Why Google doesn't remove these things from their results, I can't figure out. Probably their way of getting you to spend money on a new computer - the CEO was obama's biggest donor, after all ... :sick:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Scam?

PostBy: dll On: Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:03 pm

I have been using Mailwasher for over 5 years, http://www.mailwasher.net/
It allows you to preview all incoming emails in text format while keeping them on the mail server. You have the option of deleting the emails before downloading.

There are two versions, free and paid.
The Free versions will work on one email address only while the paid version ($30) will allow you to preview many more.
dll
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman MKII
Coal Size/Type: Nut/anthracite

Re: Scam?

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:21 pm

SMITTY wrote:NEVER download anything from some address you do not know personally. F


For sure! Also.... even if I know the sender sometimes I'll email back "Did you send me that?" I can smell if their email has been hacked. But, you know.... I've never had a "Send your buddy some titties day" be a virus. ;)

And, yes, a few times my anti virus software picked up that some manual was a virus. Like... I download it, but before I open it I get a warning. Not too often, but enough to keep my on my toes.

What get's me is my bank preaches "Never click on a link". Then, they email me a survey with a link. Duh!

My email is through AOL. I know a lot of people hate AOL, but, they do stop a lot of crap from getting through.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined