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Dave Hopping 10-23-2017 09:24 PM

Suspect E- mail from Jeff Hookway - Caution Warning!
I got an e-mail today from someone claiming to be Jeff Hookway with the e-mail address, asking for payment(amount not specified) and followed by a really long link to click on where I could see my statement. Something looked a little off about it so I didn't click the link. Is this legit? Has anyone else gotten similar e-mails?

Rick Franklin 10-23-2017 09:54 PM

thats not jeffs email address

Peter Grave 10-23-2017 10:01 PM

Do not click or reply chances are 99 out of 100 its scam to either put a virus in your computer or get info. Use the pm mail to mail direct if you think its real. I get this type and ones that say "I think you will enjoy this? " with a link to click on and a KNOWN email address for the sender Every time the senders account has been hacked. Watch it!

John ED Renstrom 10-23-2017 11:04 PM

best to do the pay pal then the professional car society site or snail mail to Jeff direct threw his address in the club magazine. Jeff will send out notices by mail also.

Bill Marcy 10-23-2017 11:36 PM

That is definitely not Jeff's email, glad you didn't click on it.

Darren Bedford 10-24-2017 12:00 AM

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I got the same thing and knew it was a scam/spam email.

I forwarded the email to Jeff so he was aware of it.

Here is a photo of the email address I got when I clicked on Jeff's email address to see if it was really his. Was NOT !


Gus Boucher 10-24-2017 12:35 AM

I got 1 also I did not reply. It did not look real to me to me. Keep me posted.

James Fischer 10-24-2017 04:17 AM


Originally Posted by Darren Bedford (Post 841921818)
I got the same thing and knew it was a scam/spam email.

I forwarded the email to Jeff so he was aware of it.

Here is a photo of the email address I got when I clicked on Jeff's email address to see if it was really his. Was NOT !


Thanks Darren,
that E-Mail address is in Germany (.de)

Jeff Hookway 10-24-2017 07:15 AM


Yes that is NOT my e-mail.

Darren Bedford 10-25-2017 10:58 PM

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I got another email similar to the last one today.
Different email address but still under Jeff's name.

Gus Boucher 10-31-2017 10:59 AM

I had another one in my e mail this A/M. Looks like this person has all our addresses as well.

Paul Steinberg 10-31-2017 01:46 PM

There is no way that they can collect email address's from this site, however, if they got into Jeff's email account, and he has your email address, in it, there is that possibility. I know that Jeff has my email in his address book, and I have yet to get any questionable emails, so even that is a remote possibility. In fact, we don't know that the Jeff Hookway that is sending the emails, is actually the Jeff Hookway that we all know. My guess is it isn't the Jeff that we all know!

Darren Bedford 10-31-2017 01:48 PM

I am at 3 myself. All from different email address hidden under Jeff's email address.


Wayne Krakowski 10-31-2017 03:54 PM

Got my first one today,and deleted it.thanks for the heads up.

Bill Marcy 10-31-2017 06:33 PM

I got one yesterday.

Gus Boucher 10-31-2017 07:50 PM

Thanks for the info.

Paul Steinberg 10-31-2017 08:01 PM

If someone gets another email, and they know how to find the "headers", I might be able to contact the IP service and have the email shut down. Most IP (internet providers) take a dim view of email spammers, since it wastes their resources. If you Google "How to find email headers" along with your email server name, and then copy and past the information to me, I will work on this.

Bill Leverett 11-13-2017 11:39 AM

email phishing?
Anyone else get this strange email supposedly from Jeff Hookway?

Here's the email address is came from:


The physical parcel may or may not have actually been tendered to UPS for shipment.

To manage or download your delivery information click here.

Scheduled Delivery Date: Monday, 11/13/2017

Shipment Details

From: Jeffrey C Hookway
Tracking Number: 9A86498960681833
Number of Packages: 1

Thank you for your business.

John ED Renstrom 11-13-2017 11:49 AM

I keep getting one about a airline ticket or vacation package being payed out of my PayPal account. That one doesn't have Jeff's name on it. The Lions club here I western SD keep getting a request for a payment that is to have been sent to the treasurer from the club President. I guess all it had to. Do is work once for them but I wish these people would get a job

Bill Leverett 11-13-2017 11:52 AM

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?

Denny Shira 11-13-2017 11:54 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 01:28 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 06:09 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 02:22 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 09:57 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 10:26 PM

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

Paul Steinberg 12-07-2017 01:02 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 01:28 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 02:29 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 11:58 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.

Darren Bedford 12-18-2017 10:42 PM

Another "Jeffrey Hookway" SPAM EMAIL
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Beside the ones that came last month, here is another SPAM EMAIL that came to me today.

Titled: Order Confirmation

Make sure you do not click the link !


John ED Renstrom 12-18-2017 10:44 PM

I was felling left out but found one in the spam filter:rolleyes:

Darren Bedford 12-20-2017 01:15 AM

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Another one today titled: Invoices Overdue

Bill Leverett 12-20-2017 01:21 AM

Me too
I recieved another to asking me "settle my account" so "we can put this behind us"

Paul Steinberg 12-20-2017 07:05 AM

......................:beatdeadhorse5: :beatdeadhorse5: :beatdeadhorse5: :beatdeadhorse5: :beatdeadhorse5:

Paul Steinberg 02-13-2018 03:40 PM

They are starting up again... Just don't get suckered into the scam!


Hello ,

We have 2 invoices to be paid and need to set you up in our system for payment.
Thank You

http.// (Example, but not a working link. The original email has a link to a Persian website)

Best wishes,

Jeffrey C Hookway

Blake Sherwin 02-13-2018 04:28 PM

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As someone who specializes in IT Security I can tell you the primary ways to identify spam or phishing emails like this:

1. The email domain (example:

Alot of people dont bother looking at the finer details but often scammers will buy a domain similar to the company they pose as like this microssoft example i used, adding that one extra S. or sometimes it will be the correct spelling but be something like, meaning the site is actually, which has a subdomain of
And in that original post the address is which seems to be an actual restaurant in Indonesia so that email was probably spoofed.

2. Link URLs

Another dead giveaway are the links. usually you can hover your cursor over the link or right click and "copy shortcut" or something then paste it in notepad to see the actual web address to the link that says "click here now"

And just like above the structure and formatting of the address tells alot = Legit = fake = Legit = fake = fake obviously

You can also check the whois database to find out who owns certain domains if you are in doubt.

That is a brazillian url and its definitely not associated with google since the top level domain is

3. Last but not least another big giveaway are simply grammar and typos. More often than not there will blatant grammar issue.

Understanding the anatomy of a url can be helpful. And I apologize if this sounds like static haha, this is what I do everyday for a living so while I may not know a great deal about cars, this is what I make up for it with:

Bill Marcy 02-13-2018 06:23 PM

We have been receiving lots of these types of email lately. It almost makes me want to get off the internet.

Peter Grave 06-04-2018 06:01 PM

Jeff Hookway email hacked again
Just got this (DO NOT CLICK ON LINK) Following is message received ---- Attached is the Notice of Electronic Funds Transfer Deposit from the Auditor of State. Please open the attachment for specific details regarding the deposit. Please do not respond to this e-mail.


Jeffrey C Hookway
832-011-5738 832-858-3046
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Bill Marcy 06-04-2018 06:30 PM

If these people used proper language, you might not realize that they are con-artists.

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