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Denny Shira 11-13-2017 10:54 AM

I also got a strange e mail, supposedly from Jeff Hookway. I thought the better of it and did not open it. Contacted Jeff and he confirmed my suspicions. It is as you say, some sort of phishing scam.
It is amazing that more of these people are not caught and prosecuted. I talked with a friend of mine who is a retired police detective. he said that there are so many of these guys (or gals) out there that they only chase the big fish.
It pays to be vigilant with your e mails.
If it is anything that you don't recognize, DON'T OPEN IT!!! Take care my friends.

Paul Steinberg 11-13-2017 12:28 PM


Originally Posted by Bill Leverett (Post 841922180)
I know that it's not real and that clicking any of the links sends my computer to a place I don't want it to go.

How do names we know show up in these emails?

Common names are used, and sometimes, they get into someone's email account, and find an email, and then start spamming using that name. I would need all the headers of the emails that are suspicious to try to get them shut down. I have been successful only a few times, but it is better than nothing. Many times, they use a real business name to spam and the "real business" name is on top of a hidden email address. This is why I need the headers to dig deeper into where they are originating. Sometimes, they are actually using a business's account without their knowledge, since they were able to hack the business webmail server account. It is also known that they use college and university accounts nefariously, since the institutions allow all students to set up accounts. The best way is to delete anything that you get that you don't know the person, and if it is a familiar name, then open it, but don't open any links. Opening the email itself isn't going to harm you, only clicking on the links in the email will.

Bill Marcy 11-13-2017 05:09 PM

Yes, I also got one and I was immediately suspicious of it, so I deleted it. I figured that if I really had something coming, it would get here soon enough.

Paul Steinberg 11-15-2017 01:22 PM

I recieved the same email this morning, and after looking at the hidden headers, determined where these emails are coming from. I have send an email to the website IT people and have asked them to fix this problem. I will post if and when I get a reply from them.
Paul Steinberg
Senior Website Administrator

Peter Grave 12-06-2017 08:57 AM

Latest chapter in the Hookway email mystery received today at 7:53 A.M. Jeffery C. Hookway ( ) Hi !

I would like to ask you about information reg. payment of 2 Invoices. Both are enclosed in attachement. We are looking for your fedback.


Tim Prieur 12-06-2017 09:26 PM

Count me in as well. Thanks for the heads up.

Paul Steinberg 12-07-2017 12:02 AM

They have switched to another internet provider, located in ‎Bulgaria. The only thing to do is to delete the emails and never click on any links. If you mistakenly click on a link, then disconnect your computer from the internet, and make sure that you haven't infected it. Best to take it to a service facility, such as Staples or the Geek Squad (Best Buy). Having it professionally cleaned is a lot safer, and less expensive than having your personal information stolen.

Peter Grave 12-07-2017 12:28 AM

Like Paul says if its a strange unknown Email NEVER click on any link provided. NO MATTER HOW TEMPTING. You will make a BIG mess for yourself. BEWARE!!!

Gus Boucher 12-07-2017 01:29 AM

I get these all the time like many of you do, I think. Paul and others are so correct about how to deal with them. IF IT DOSE NOT SOUND OR FEEL RIGHT ITS **** . Send it to recycle and do not respond.
Just my thoughts.

John ED Renstrom 12-07-2017 10:58 AM

Mine are related to pay pal or face book . Alwise some thing has gone threw or my account is in impending doom . If you want to check go directly to that site from your browser do not open or go to a link in a e mail. One nice thing with me is I can't remember my password to anything so I'm safe.

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