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JCM298
06-10-2005, 22:22
I just got this e-mail via E-Promter. I have not opened it nor have I gone to the links in the e-mail. Does this sound like a scam?

Thanks,

John

subj: New Update to fix Windows File Errors
Date: 6/10/2005 2:35:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: TrekBlue@peakoffers1.com
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Soujurn
06-10-2005, 23:24
I'd ignore it and delete it.

Washington,D.C.
06-11-2005, 01:24
DELETE IT!

NetNinja
06-11-2005, 02:00
Anytime you get an unsolicited email from someone you dont know, you delete it.

JCM298
06-11-2005, 08:10
It's been deleted and I never tried to open it. I was just curious to see if anybody had heard of this.

Thanks for the replies,

John

fastvfr
06-11-2005, 20:09
Even some so-called spyware removal apps which are offered openly are malware-filled trash.

This is an even sleazier version of the same sort of dreck.

Toyman
06-13-2005, 06:58
If you didn't open it, how did you read it and copy it's text?

JCM298
06-13-2005, 17:06
Toyman,

I used the wrong terminology. Using E-promter, I can read the e-mail before it goes to my e-mail account. What I meant to say was I did not go to the web sites that were in the e-mail,

John