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Melita-s 03. Jan 2015 05:02 PM

Unsolicited e-mail
 
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I received an e-mail message at my Gmail inbox, with an attachment, claiming to be an 'update' that I am neither aware of, nor solicited. Screen shot attached. I have not opened the attachment. What sort of message could this be?

Thank you

MidnightCowboy 03. Jan 2015 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Melita-s (Post 106889)
I received an e-mail message at my Gmail inbox, with an attachment, claiming to be an 'update' that I am neither aware of, nor solicited. Screen shot attached. I have not opened the attachment. What sort of message could this be?

Thank you

Simple rule for anything and everything like this, just delete it. :)

Anupam 03. Jan 2015 05:11 PM

Unless you know the sender, you should not download any kind of attachments. Do you know the sender? If yes, then you can ask the person what the attachment is.

If you do not know the sender, which is likely the case, then just delete the email. It's most probably a malware file in the attachment.

Melita-s 03. Jan 2015 05:46 PM

I checked this with you because there is the part 'To: info@gmail.com' in this message. I guess that makes no difference.

Regards,

Anupam 03. Jan 2015 05:49 PM

Yes, it makes no difference. Spammers use various techniques to make you believe that this might be a genuine mail, and using such email addresses is also part of that strategy, and that's how many people get confused.

Melita-s 03. Jan 2015 06:00 PM

Thank you for the advise and explanations. I have just deleted it!

Kind regards,


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